Sunday, November 6, 2016

exploring ......

Alas, this is the first time in 12 years that we've had to deal with time change since we've been living in those parts of Canada that don't have DST ... I really wish the entire country would stay on standard time year around.

Since we're having beautiful warm and dry (yes, dry) weather we've been exploring our new surroundings .....

one of the quirky oaks at Dauphin Lake

Turtle River flowing into Dauphin Lake - the river is very  high for this time of the year and would you believe that all this water will eventually flow past our cabin

Turtle River Cemetery

beautiful poplars

 Makinak - you can see the foundation of the old school on the left

also at Makinac - possibly an Anglican Church

a lovely view 

these horses called out to me when I was taking pix across the road but when I approached the white one was bashful

a beauty in it's day and still is 

these are jackpine

if only it could talk ...

makes one wonder about the family that lived here or was it actually a small barn

 at the cabin

where the calendulas (and sweet peas) are still blooming
 


 Dauphin Lake 


 Makinac United Church est. 1910

beach combing on Dauphin Lake

 this is the Manitoba Escarpment, locally referred to as 'the mountain' - 
beautiful Riding Mountain National Park is found here .

keep smiling .... it makes people wonder what you're up to

11 comments:

Brigitte said...

I always love to see pictures of the surroundings. Thanks for sharing. When I see such old ruins or barns and houses from so many years ago I always ask myself about who was once living there and under which circumstances.

Scrap and quilts said...

I lived in Ontario all my life so all I know is time change, twice a year. Lovely scenery you are sharing this morning. So peaceful and beautiful in its stillness. I too wish old buildings could talk. These places are wonderful backdrops for showing quilts. I have enjoyed this walk with you. Thanks. ;^)

Robin in Virginia said...

Kate, I enjoyed the photo journey you shared. What lovely scenes nearby the cabin! Enjoy your day!

Jeanette said...

Thankyou for showing photo's of where you live. Love seeing places in Canada. Hugs,xx

Needled Mom said...

The photos are beautiful. I'll bet the exploring was really fun.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful area and so fun to explore, love seeing your area and the old buildings.

Debbie

desertskyquilts said...

Those are the kinds of buildings Paul loved to photograph, too. I really enjoyed seeing these buildings, and the views. Is any of this still used, or even the churches are abandoned? It was interesting to see the churches are holding up better than the housing. What a lovely place you have there.

Carol said...

Such a pretty area you live in Kate... I, too, wish we could just stay on daylight savings time--I miss the light in the evenings after work :)

Tangos Treasures said...

Awesome pictures!!! Love the all the natural beauty!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely photos. It's always nice to see where others live.

Stephanie said...

What a delight to visit you. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring with you...such wonderful pictures you shared.

Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs!