Sunday, September 6, 2020

Let's Explore Southern Manitoba .

I invite you to join me as we travel down the roads less travelled and explore parts of my world.

Staying on paved roads and well known roads can at time be boring, so today we check out a few roads that may be more trail than road.

We'll pretend that we are all in one vehicle, cause that way we can carry on a good conversation as we travel.

As we turn off a main road and start following this trail, we laugh and remark how women of our age should not be doing this. My question is 'Says who?'

We are young at heart and can go most anywhere we want to.

Isn't this a peaceful road? Only the wind in the trees and a few birds to keep us company .


Just beside this road/trail is a lovely meadow, surrounded by mature trees. I was waiting for a deer to step out of the tree line, but it never did.



The following four pictures are from a different excursion . As you can see, even this road is not a main road, but isn't this a pretty scene? 



I love seeing the  blue sky and the lovely yellow of the Canola fields on either side of the road.



Obviously we are still in Canola country, but the attraction here is that endless row of power poles.



A little further down the road are some more big structures, even bigger than the power poles. These wind turbines are huge.These were taken from a distance, but when you get up close to them their size is amazing.



A short stop at a small park out in the rural area not far from Morden, yields some interesting trees. Anytime I see the combination of blue sky and green trees and grass, that makes a good picture in my mind.



Something tells me that this old tree does not have many years left to stand. It looks like a lot of it is hollow.



Just a short drive northwest of Morden stands this tree. I have admired it for years and also taken many pictures of it. Something about it's shape and gnarled limbs just draws me to it.



Thunderheads building up in the east, right around sunset, make a beautiful scene. 



We have travelled, north and south of Morden to find some interesting views. The conversation has been pleasant and uplifting. I am certain that if we could all be together we would have so many things to discuss, there would never be a dull moment .

For our final stop today, I take you to this beautiful tree, or cluster of trees, that sits near the Pembina Valley. This time we are there at sunset, so the warm evening light enriches the scene.



Thank-you for joining me on some of my travels. The miles seem shorter when they are travelled with friends.


'Your love, Lord , reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. '
Psalms 36:5 


21 comments:

Pamela M. Steiner said...

OH, Ruth, I enjoyed this scenic ride with you so much! Thank you for inviting us to come along for the ride! Every bit of it was lovely. Now, is there some nice place we can go and sit and have some hot tea and pie or some other delicious dessert? Some of you may prefer coffee, but I'd like tea please! Then we can sit and discuss where we've been and where we want to go next! Such lovely country where you are! I would never have imagined it!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Karin said...

Thanks for asking me to come along. I love to go for solo drives, but usually stick to paved roads, because I'm alone. Safer that way. Sure thankful there was no deer crossing the road, or running into us. I heard recently that painting one of the blades on the turbine black, apparently is a great warning to our wonderful birds, and has cut the death rate considerably. Love those canola fields! We'll have to do this again when the leaves turn color! See you!

Rose said...

I so enjoyed these...love the views down the roads, and I so love that tree with the gnarly limbs!

Sandra said...

And my eyes that old tree that is hollow is a work of art. I love it! And it has been so many many many years since I have seen roads that had grass in the middle and we're just dirt tracks. That put me back in time to my childhood. We lived on the road like that and traveled roads like that and now all those roads are paved highways with much traffic

Mary said...

Looks like a lovely area to drive around. Back roads are the best!

George said...

I agree that the back roads (or tracks) can be much more interesting and enjoyable than the main highways. Thank you for the uplifting conversation and the beautiful views of your part of the world.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful canola fields. Backroads do give the best scenery.

Lorrie said...

What a fun ride on a beautiful prairie day! I'm glad you invited us along. I've been to MB only twice, but enjoyed it very much. My grandmother was from Steinbach, and we have friends (Hieberts) in Niverville. Enjoy this Labour Day Monday!

photowannabe said...

Thank you for our wonderful trip down the Road Less Traveled.
What a beautiful and peaceful place.
If we were together I know we would be chatting , laughing, and enjoying each other's company.
I am actually glad "to be of a certain age"
it gives me permission to say..let's go and who cares if we should or shouldn't...
Sue

Robin said...

Ruth, very lovely Manitoba images! I'm glad you took me along on your trip!

happyone said...

I so enjoyed the ride with you looking at so many beautiful things.
Those dirt roads look so inviting to me - I'd love walking down them!!!
Yes what a great time we all would have together! :)

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Ruth- I've just joined your Followers. I have read some of your previous Posts and certainly do like what you have photographed and written about. You certainly do live in a lovely part of the World Ruth. Best Wishes. KEV. (Sydney-Australia).

Hootin' Anni said...

All along, while traveling with you...I allowed you to drive & guide (sitting in the back seat, opposite side for proper distancing)...I took all the beauty into my mental camera while singing John Denver's Country Roads.

Beautiful.

E. said...

score on those clouds view. just gorgeous!! keepers!! i love the header for Sept. what fun. i am ready for fall ... hope it will arrive soon??! take care. ( ;

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks for taking us on a little journey of your beautiful area... I enjoyed it...

Driving down those kind of 'back roads' is a favorite thing that George and I love to do...

Those gorgeous yellow fields really caught my attention.

Thanks again for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lady Fi said...

Lovely scenes.

Susan Zarzycki said...

Thanks for the ride, Ruth! We'll have to do it again sometime!💖

Debbie said...

you live in such a beautiful place!! we must remember these scenes as the snow will be coming soon!!

Lady Fi said...

I enjoyed our trip together.

Rose said...

Re the milo on my blog...I think most of it is used in cattle and hog feed.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow! Those beautiful expansive clouds in your last few photos, Ruth! they are amazing!
I also admire trees, especially since we don't see many old native trees in my part of Colorado except for Cottonwoods. We have to go to higher elevations to see pine forests. That road looked like fun to travel on --we have been on a few like that in the back country.