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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Country road

The road is deep in the red dirt.


 


My husband and I were here last October when the leaves were almost spent, the red and orange remnants falling around us as we passed. Today, the dominant colour is green as we walk with the golden grand-dog, Georgie.


 


The Millman Road is in the center of the island, a heritage road which cuts through farmland over rolling hills. The canopy was magical. 


 


The sound of the earth on this day is the wind in the trees while the sunlight dances on the road as it filters through them. It is a feast for the senses.


 


Blossoms are falling today, not leaves. Mountain ash, 


 


pin cherry, chokecherry 


 


and apple trees


 


are in mid to late bloom and in places, petals cover the road. By the side of the road, lupins are in bud or blooming.


 


The forest floor is covered with Wild Lily of the Valley and Bluebead Lily but the blossoms are miniature in this setting. 


 


Their leaves are the dominant feature of the forest floor.


 


Robins land on the road and hop ahead of us until Georgie decides to run towards them. She soon learns how senseless is that endeavour. Woodpeckers have had their way with the trees along the road, as evidenced by the many holes left in the old wood.


 


At the top of a hill, you can look out over the countryside, past the fields planted with various crops, including potato. The countryside below is bisected by the Southwest River which flows into New London Bay on the north shore.  


 


At the end of the road, someone has a garden whose beauty matches what nature provides on the remainder of the road. We walked slowly back to the car, absorbing the essence of the earth as a world of green.

 
 

28 comments:

  1. Good Morning. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks, Mildred. Have a great evening.

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  2. You are very observant and a little poetic too.

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    1. Thanks, AC. I love the details in the surroundings on our walks. There is always something new to see.

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  3. So very beautiful, Marie. I love that last picture with the swing. :-)

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    1. That was such a beautiful garden, Jan.

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  4. Fabulous to look at. The dirt is so like our southeast.

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    1. I didn't realize the dirt was like the southeast US, Joanne.

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  5. Snowing blossoms, and the view, wow.

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    1. It was a beautiful setting, Celia.

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  6. You do have a way of describing the scene so I feel as if I'm there with you Marie, this is a wonderful walk, you are really lucky to have it so close by!

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    1. There are a number of these heritage roads on the island, PDP. We have only see two yet. Those two are incredible.

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  7. Isn't 'spring' green an amazing colour? I find it lifts my spirit like no other.
    I can't get over wild lupines though. Here they are a treasured (and fussy) exotic.
    Thank you so much for sharing this glorious meander.

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    1. I love the new spring green too, EC.

      It's funny you mentioned the lupins. Here they grow in ditches or along the edge of fields. I took photos of some today for a post next week.

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  8. a beautiful place!! and that last picture, wow, it evokes such a wonderful feel of the country!!

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    1. I love that old road, Debbie. You would take great photos there!

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  9. Walking through beauty, it's priceless. These are lovely photos Marie and thank you for taking us on this walk and sharing your thoughts.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  10. What a magical secret garden that road offers. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. The secret garden is a great analogy, Mage.

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  11. How idyllic, Marie. You live in a gorgeous part of the world! However, I suppose you don't particularly choose to drive that red-dirt road while it's raining???

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    1. We avoid the red dirt in the rain if we can, Ginnie.

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  12. I really like that tree bordered, canopied road! I have several like that here I like to drive down.

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    1. Those roads are soothing to the soul, FG.

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  13. That road is interesting. They must have a backhoe go in there regularly to keep it so deep and evven.

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    1. They do, Barbara. It is a Heritage Road so it is maintained.

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