Last Friday being a holiday Chuck and I decided to go for a long walk. As we set out we weren't sure where we would end up but it was such a gorgeous day, who cares!
We headed for the west end of town as that is a direction we don't go too often.
We strolled along Highway 2 as it has very wide edges so we didn't feel like we were going to be mowed down any second.
We passed this beautiful house right on the edge of town.
In the Summer they have a great antique store in the barn. Recognize it Kim?
Behind a derelict house. So wanted to have a snoop around the yard but SOMEONE didn't think that would be a good idea.
Further along we came across the remains of a house and barn. The things you miss as you are whizzing by in a car.
I only had my walking shoes on or I would have gone down into the old barn.
We turned down a side road to get away from the traffic and it was lovely. So peaceful with the birds singing.
The water in the creek was so clear. I loved the patterns in the soil at the bottom of the creek.
The tracks just go on and on and on..........
Little abandoned shed in the middle of a field. The door was locked!
We passed a few cattle farms but it was mostly fields.
Someone was watching us!
The sky was gorgeous!
I found a few coltsfoots blooming. We ended up walking for two hours. Going back later with the car we found out it was another 10km walk. Someone (me!)was pooping out so we didn't go to the end of the road. That would have taken us right to Lake Ontario and added another few kms. We plan to do it on our bicycles shortly.
I came across this photo a few days ago. I must have been 7 or 8. That is Simon on my lap. He would have been 2 or 3. He lived to be 20 in pretty good health. He saw me from kindergarten to being married. I still miss him.
It is pouring rain as I type this but it is great for the lawns and gardens.