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Friday, 21 October 2016

Heritage Road



The trees behind the parking area on Millman Road are a surprise. 

 

We are here to see the autumn reds and yellows, but the grays of the tree trunks,

 

darkened by last night's rain, are vivid in this light. I stand in the undergrowth and look up.

 

The artistry of nature!

 

The lane is lined with maple, birch, and apple trees.

 

There are rolling fields on either side and ferns add a bushy yellow at ground level.

 

It is windy and the trees rustle, shaking loose some leaves which have a tentative hold on the branches. The air around us is still as the leaves above us sing with the breeze.

 

Up and down we stroll, breathing in the fresh air, listening to the wind, birds and squirrels. 

 

In several places, the grays of the trunks predominate. 

 

In another area, coniferous trees stand back from the lane, while Queen Ann's lace, long gone to seed, stands guard.

 

The lane is inviting, drawing us onward to see more. 

 

Where the ground is covered with fallen apples, their scent is in the air. My husband squishes apples under foot. "It speeds up decomposition," he says as his inner child takes great pleasure in the squishing. 

 

We don't speak too much more, taking in the glory of the setting. 

 

We gasp audibly a few times, so taken with the scene, we stand together silently.

 

The scent of apple fills the car on the drive home.

Note:  Millman Road is a designated Heritage Road in Prince Edward Island. It is a red dirt lane, with native trees providing a canopy for a vegetative tunnel.






18 comments:

  1. The fall colors where you live are gorgeous! I almost feel fresh air from your photos. The seventh photo is My favorite. Happy weekend to you!.

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  2. It is so beautiful and serene. I feel that silence you speak of in your words and pictures. Thank you for the lovely walk! :-)

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  3. You got some lovely photos, particularly, to me, the undergrowth beauty!

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  4. Oh my. And that second to last image? Oh my, oh my, oh my.
    Thank you.

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    1. Every so often in this life you find a place of serenity! This was one of them, EC.

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  5. Oh I LOVE this little red dirt road... oh how it makes my heart sigh deeply. You have captured the essence of still beauty, all around, in silhouettes, leafy canopies, and vegetative tunnels, love it!!!!

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    1. Thank you for walking with me, SUI. This island is an incredible place, as you know.

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  6. Don't all these autumn golds just make your heart sing? Beautiful scenery Marie, I've not seen ferns here turn a gorgeous autumn colour.

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    1. These ferns are glorious for sure, Judith.

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  7. Beautiful !!! What a gorgeous place for relaxing and taking walks. The Fall colors are marvelous!

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    1. The sense of peace in that lane is inspiring, Angela.

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  8. Those shots of the road are beautiful! Heritage Road indeed!

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  9. You would do a fabulous job with photos of this place, FG. It is gorgeous there!

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  10. The colours and descriptions are so lovely, it must have been wonderful to experience. Sarah x

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    1. It was a glorious setting, Sarah. We loved it.

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