Wednesday, November 16, 2016

To the Open Road

Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. ~Walt Whitman

A few weeks back, my friend Dakshina and I decided to take a mini road trip to see how the autumn colours might present themselves to us. Most of the leaves had not begun to change in earnest but we still enjoyed the day which found us less than an hour from Peterborough. We looked around a few places and I'll revisit a couple of the others with you soon. Today's post will cover our first stop.

Young's Point trees at bridge
This is Young's Point where you can find one of the many locks which make up the Trent-Severn waterway.





Young's Point shoreline
The changing leaves were a nice contrast of colour against the blue of the sky and water.





Young's Point from bridge
This heritage truss bridge has been preserved for pedestrian use only. It was built in 1885, and remains one of the oldest metal bridges in Ontario.





Young's Point bridge view
As you can see, the autumn colours were only beginning to emerge.





tree of many colours
This tree seems to be displaying every autumn shade there is.





Young's Point trees at lock bridge
Those colours reflected nicely in the water over on the other side of the lock bridge.





Young's Point fence reflection 2
Also reflecting nicely were the simple vertical white lines of the gate - which took on a life of their own in the water.





Young's Point texture and reflection
I also couldn't help but notice the various weathered textures which were currently above water level.





Young's Point across the way
This odd little collection of yard art caught my attention from the other side of the waterway.





Young's Point tree
The tones and textures of this tree bark were lovely.





Young's Point texture
Here, have a closer look.





Young's Point line of trees
We found this nice spot where boats could be moored and legs could be rested. It was a lovely day and a beautiful location.

On to Woodview and Burleigh Falls, next post.

31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful color. love the wood gate and the reflection, too.

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love autumn and your photos just make my heart go pitta pat. I especially love the lone tree photo with all the colors of the autumnal rainbow. Lovely. xoxo Oma Linda

joeh said...

YOu have a great eye.

Cloudia said...

Wow! Thank, Honey. I needed that!

Jenn Jilks said...

Amazing photos, Hilary! You have such a wonderful eye!

DJan said...

As always, I am so impressed with your ability to make magnificent art out of commonplace scenes. Love them all!! :-)

Red said...

Nothing like a little road trip to give all kinds of photo opportunities. Very colorful.

Jackie said...

I love locks. I enjoy watching how they work....(even though the process takes time)....but then I remember that most things that are splendid in life take time.
Your photographs are stunning, as always.
Your artistry brings delight to my eyes and smiles to my heart, and I thank you for sharing with me.
Hugs and love,
Jackie

Marie Smith said...

The sky is incredible! I love the blue peeking through in the fifth photo. Gorgeous photos.

Linda said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the bridge, also the close-ups and all the fall colors!

Stephen Hayes said...

These pictures are stunning and beautiful. I particularly like the water reflection.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I think the colours are spectacular.

Phyllis E said...

Love the abstract art created by the reflection of the white fence in the water. I never would have guessed what they were without your caption.

Thanks for bringing me along on your adventure.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Absolutely gorgeous images, Hilary!

Birdie said...

Your falls are beautiful. They put ours to shame. Here the leaves are off the tree and raked and composted.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Spectacular :)

Anvilcloud said...

Autumn is a fine time to drive about, especially up hwy 28, which was once upon a time more familiar to us.

Tabor said...

Such a lovely area in which you live. Great weather as well. I especially liked the reflection of the fence in the water!

ellen abbott said...

I was thinking your picture taking had changed since your move and then I scrolled further down and...wow. several of these just blew mw away.

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous shots - oh, I love those leaves!

William Kendall said...

What spectacular fall colours!

SK Waller said...

Oh my gosh, the seventh photograph!

Rita said...

Lovely, as usual!! :)

messymimi said...

You live in such a beautiful place!

yaya said...

Love your Fall photos. Our leaves are done and looking at your pics brings back my favorite season! The pic of the tree of many colors was amazing with the blue sky poking through the leaves...wonderful contrast there!

Marianne said...

Autumn here is much more muted than in Ontario, but still gorgeous. One day, perhaps, I will get the chance to visit and see the Canadian fall for myself. Beautiful.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Gorgeous colours and textures.

Shammickite said...

Wonderful, as usual Hilary! I really like the white gate lines getting all squiggly in the water! Sadly all the leaves are gone around here now, especially so now that our first rainy day has arrived.
I'm so glad you got to go on a road trip with your faithful camera.

Mage said...

I am continually amazed at how sharp and clear your work is vs how fuzzy mine is. The clarity makes your work even better.

Daryl said...

what beautiful country.. and fab photos

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I could drink in the colors of that over-achieving tree filled with ALL the colors and backdropped by the blue, blue sky all day long. Absolutely delicious!
Today we drove through a nearly monochrome world -- wheat fields covered in snow, with dusky trees showing themselves here and there. The singular color of the snow kept us from seeing the undulating hills in their usual glory, and the gray fog muffled us all in winter.