After leaving the marsh we drove east and then north, passing through both Copper Kettle and Wolseley, before we got to Kemble. It was a nice drive through a mix of country past pastures, woodlots and wetlands and a few crop fields.
Woodlots have a special appearance to them at this point in the season, just half the snow melted - this is the woodlot of maple syrup season!
Another small rural church now converted to a residence by the looks of it.
And a creek now overflowing slightly with the spring runoff, and charging along fast!
We got to the village of Kemble, headquarters of the maple syrup festival this weekend, and turned south to stop at the Kemble Women's Institute Lookout. A sapling interrupted the view, but still it was amazing as always on a sunny day.
Mrs. F.G. kindly got out of the van and took a few shots for me. This is the monument to celebrate the local Women's Institute, the oldest continuously operating such group in the world. Quite appropriately it's a table set for tea.
She liked the juxtaposition of the cedar rail fence on top of the line of boulders, and she thought this strange shape in one of the rocks looked like lips.
Can you see that thin sliver of an island on the horizon? That is Christian Island, 55 miles away! The atmosphere is certainly clear today! And as you can tell in these pictures, the late March light is glaring.
And right across the road, the big manure pile is still there.
Isn't it great to get out and about and see dead grass! Small things! I gave a talk on my book to our local Women's Institute. They were pretty elite!ReplyDelete
I love that monument to the Women's Institute. It was nice to travel through the countryside with you on these posts.ReplyDelete
So nice to see these photographs, and yes, the strange shape in one of the rocks does look like lips.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Beautiful. I'd love to live in an old renovated church or school house.ReplyDelete
Love the sun but it is hard on the photography. I like that monument to honour that oldest Women’s Institute. What a lovely excursion on a great spring day, FG.ReplyDelete
We all need a good drive in the country every spring.ReplyDelete
I wonder if people who live in churches converted into private homes find that some folks try the door and wander in to what they believe is a church? Best to keep the door locked ( and a sign out front).ReplyDelete
Country road drives on these early Spring days are always so special and a great way to shake off winter's doldrums.ReplyDelete
I love country drives too, Daddy would take us all out many Sundays as children. Then pretend he was lost. ❤️ReplyDelete
I like your drives.ReplyDelete
I chuckled at your finishing the post with a pile of manure. :)ReplyDelete
Looks like a nice drive.
What a nice ride, thanks for taking me along! A tea party out on the edge of nowhere! Well, Women's Institues should be honored some way! Everything to enjoy today, from lips of rock to manure!ReplyDelete
I can’t believe you chose a pile of manure to finish a lovely post! LOLReplyDelete
The table at the monument looks like a giant block of Swiss cheese.ReplyDelete