Well, just to round this difficult and at times most beautiful month out, we've had to make the trip to Truro twice. On Monday it SNOWED! I think I must be the only one who enjoyed it. It certainly made for some very atmospheric photographs. I hope you enjoy them, despite the blur from a moving car..
There is a beautiful bend in the road that I love where this gracious park setting lays
and this is the old house to which it belongs
Soon we're at the 3 corner junction in Brooklyn marked by Shirley's Pizza Grocery.
If you recall from "Anne of Green Gables", Shirley can be a last name as it was for Anne.
a sweet little green house in town
Mostly we saw rolling hills and farmland. I love this stately stand of trees that serve as wind shelter.
Wally told me that this late spring snow has been called "the poor man's fertilizer" as it puts a dose of nitrogen into the ground with its quick melt. Is it so? We don't know.
as these trees do here that shelter this lovely old home
Most of the old houses we saw stand alone without neighbours
a lovely expanse of flooded river
It's such a treat to get a strong silhouette of a healthy mature tree
Here's a sweet place to come home to
This was a long trip.
Trying to capture these scenes from a moving car was a pleasant distraction.
Mighty denizen, roadside guardian
Christmas in April
an old rural fence
a creek divides two fields
The kind of scrubby old trees as one gets nearer the main highway
an old willow across a pond
a rush-skirted pond
a rural charmer
Now we are on the slow road northwest to Truro
because Wally wanted to avoid the highway in this "greasy" weather
We see a few of these farmhouses situated at the top of a lonely hill
We come through the town of Shubenacadie, affectionately known as Shubie
as we near Truro, the houses are still simple but the properties get nicer, more cared for
This one is as pretty as a Christmas card
beautiful landscaping precedes this simple home
now we are in Truro and this plain house is one of too many
I like to show you the pretty ones, but really this is the bulk of reality
Here is a glimpse of the original Stanfield's factory.
Older Canadians will recognize this company as the standard in underwear from yesteryear.
There are some wonderful old buildings downtown.
Here is a romantic detail of an old church
Truro's courthouse with the statue carved from an old tree,
not uncommon around town
Another carving, as we drive through town
a stately mansion
and I leave you here.
As circumstances would have it, we did this trip again two days later, that is, yesterday.
I will post some pictures tomorrow.
As you can see, there are still patches of snow on the ground. It can be the typical damp cold on some days, and others, quite balmy. In other words, a nice slow slide into spring, where we get a real one, and notf too fast a jump into summer. I hope you are enjoying these rare days of what we often call
"the shoulder season". These days are just as precious for all their humble qualities.