Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Sunday Afternoon Drive

The other day I invited you to join me on a walk, today,I would love for you join  me as we take a slow drive through the countryside, looking for beauty.

I will take you to an area northwest of Morden. It
 is known by many names, but Snow Valley is one of them.The small hamlet of St.Lupicien is also in this area.

The road winds in among the trees and into a valley.
These pictures were all taken on September 2,2018.It is still in the early stages of fall, but already we see some color.


I have been down this road often, yet each time,I see new beauty.


We pull to the side of the road to admire the colors of autumn on the trees.


Once more we pull to the side and capture the beauty of a few bright red Sumac leaves.


This is not a place to go fast, because a few car lengths down the road and once again, we have to stop to enjoy these flowers. I believe these are called False Sunflower.


As we make our way through this scenic drive, we have to stop again to capture this moment.I am sure we are seeing the close-up beauty of this place better than those who are in that airplane overhead.


While we are stopped, we take a closer look at the hillside on the right of the road.


Some trees along the way are covered in gorgeous shades of golden yellow. We have to savour the moments,because at this stage the leaves can fall to the ground rather quickly with any strong wind or even a rain.


We leave the valley and trees behind and begin our drive back toward Morden. Oh wait,we need to take a slight detour and look at the wind turbines at St.Leon,Manitoba.


To me these look like gentle giants.When we stop the car, we can hear a soft whooshing sound as the huge blades slice through the air.

Well friends,I think it is almost time to make our way back to Morden.Maybe a light meal and a cup of coffee would be in order.I have enjoyed your company. 
Hope you come back soon. 

17 comments:

Karin said...

Thanks for taking me along on the ride through your countryside! Charming, lovely place! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I saw this on Facebook, and had to visit right away! These walks are so real that I am sure I will lose weight. The Sumac leaves, False Sunflowers, and windmills are my favorites. Gorgeous golden trees!

Mary said...

What a beautiful drive! Thanks for taking us along with you. Look forward to when there is more color.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thanks for the lovely drive. Very pretty.

Have a wonderful Sunday dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

happyone said...

Beautiful pictures from your drive.
I too love the turbine windmills too.

CountryMum said...

The colours are just beautiful at this time of year for you.

Sandra said...

I am so glad you captured all this beauty for us to see. these are sights I will never see here. the reds and golds are so beautiful. I can't pick a favorite because I LOVE them ALL... if I HAD to pick, you know how I love yellow flowers and these false sunflowers are gorgeous. were you driving? or riding? I refuse to ride with Bob driving and while driving in our busy town, cant take photos

George said...

I always enjoy taking a slow ride with you, since you always stop to enjoy the beauty. That's definitely the best way to travel!

Rose L said...

Thank you for sharing. I am hoping to do more walks when the rain stops.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Well I did enough that slow drive through the countryside looking at all the clanging leaf colour. Thanks Ruth for sharing. HAve a wonderful week ahead.

Debbie said...

you are right ruth...you can drive down the same road one hundred times and always find something new and beautiful each time. your captures remind us, falls coming!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Isn't it just so much fun taking a drive (or a walk) and stopping along the way to take pictures? There's just nothing better..... Each time I walk in an area, I ALWAYS see something new... Love it.

Great set of pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Hootin' Anni said...

I'm sure glad you took us with you...beautiful & so serene.

Happytrails said...

Great pics Ruth, and thank you for taking us along on your ride. I must say as temps here are in the lower 90's, fall seems so far away for here.
I love that gravel road to travel on.

E. said...

those crisp clear skies ... wowza ...what a great day. love the blue with the fall leaves ... so lovely. great times. ( :
hope u r well and ur bus days r moving along okay? i see them all the time ... u know the blinking lights (wait r they the same in Canada? not sure?) any who ...around our neck the woods they don't always come to a stop ... like i always think they are going to stop ... so i get ready and the goober flies past me ... so i just keep going? but it gives ya a weird feeling 'cause i thought u were supposed to stop when those lights were blinking??! odd. take care. ( :

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I love taking ride with you! The beauty can be seen everywhere. Those red leafs were so bright. The small details, even the gentle giants are interesting

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I love numbers 4, 5, and 6. Those red sumac leaves are gorgeous.