Posted tagged ‘Quadeville’

Comparing Seasons: The Same, but Different

April 19, 2013

I have a favorite country drive in the Madawaska Highlands that I like to do at least once a year, especially during the fall.

I’ve blogged about it before, and I always take lots of photos,  many of which end up as watercolor paintings.

This year was a bit different.

Due to a ski injury, I was out for the rest of the season, which gave me the opportunity to see my favorite sights during the winter, for a change.

I find it kinda neat to compare the seasons….

Cmc Fall

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Cmc Winter

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Bend Fall

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Bend Wintera

FyMt Falla

FyMt Wintera

Qville Falla

QVille Wintera

Barn Falla

Barn Wintera

Three Trees Falla

Three Trees Wintera

Fence Falla

Fence Wintera

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Ski Hill Wintera

BW Falla

BW Winter

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Sights To See On a Lazy Ontario Afternoon

March 24, 2013

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An abandoned military base at Foymount.

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Downtown Quadeville.

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Cows.   With an interesting fence made from not just split-rails, but actual logs.

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Some broken dreams.

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Back-roads that haven’t’ been paved yet.   In what I call the “Empty Quadrant”.

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A refurbished church in Rockingham.   With a fresh copper steeple, which you rarely see nowadays.

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Old, wrecked trucks.   All red.

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A Mom-and-Pop ski hill, with one T-Bar.   Still open.

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Another Mom-and-Pop ski hill.  Also still open.

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And a  frozen farm.

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Fall 2012: One Last Fling

October 9, 2012

I thought I was done with the fall colors.     Half the leaves have fallen…the remaining hues are fading into a washed-out yellow or a dull, rusty brown.

But this weekend, I found there were still some pockets of color here and there.

After this post, though, I think I might be done the fall photos for the year.

These next four photos are from Letterkenny road, near Quadeville, Ontario.    Rumor has it, Al Capone hid out here in the 1930’s.   It’s still an out-of-the-way place, even today.

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How would you like to cycle up that hill? (I reluctantly admit, I know people who do). 

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This whole ares is part of the Madawaska highlands.    It’s mostly forested hills, with the occasioanal farm cut into a hilly ridge. 

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I like this one with the cows, and the bright red maple sitting in the field all by itself.

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More cows.

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This area still had most of its leaves, and was very YELLOW.
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With this one, I deliberately cut off the top of the tree to hide the sky, to allow the bright red to contrast with the green:

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And here’s red against the azure blue sky.    An artist would never paint such colors on their canvas.    It clashes, to the point of almost being obnoxious.  (….Almost!)

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This was from a Monday hike, on the forest floor:

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A few more around some farmland…

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Finally, here’s a comparison of how quickly things change.  This first photo is from September 28th:

And here it the same scene later, on October 7th (a mere nine days later).

Hard to believe it can all be snow covered in 8 weeks.