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Friday, June 5, 2015

Our Favourite Place To Walk Part 1


Miggs and I went for a two hour walk yesterday morning to our favourite area a road with lots of woods and pretty scenery  just a  few miles or kilometers away from our house   and is some what  one part of the top of our valley  ,  I took my camera this time and we both had fun .   WARNING !!  photo heavy .


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         Miggs is always so excited to go for walks  as am I , we never know what we will see or hear in our valley !  which reminds me we heard a fox screaming as we started off the driveway  .

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This is the scenery from the road beside us and all  this leads to what we call the back 40 of our house !

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The field beside us is full of wild grasses  , flowers , milk weed and just  is soo pretty and smells wonderful to !

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That ‘s our house tucked in there . You can just see Papa’s work shop roof ! The tree to the right is our big 150+ old maple tree  it is soo big it covers half that side of the yard and our house from the road  along with the cedar hedge  our own little cove we have there !!

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  On our way up the road to our destination we have these two geese I assume they are a Mr & Mrs who like to take a early morning flight together over the field  every day .

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Aw yes , Miggs the tree hugger . This tree is  her favourite tree to see squirrels in when walk past it every day !

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                                                A little wooded area of tall pine trees on our way there !

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We have a little park in the main strip of the village that is beside the river and it is a lovely place to wonder !

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Here we have the river  called the  Big Otter river and yes I have seen an Otter or two in here over the years lol !

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This river is all natural as is all the forest and habitat that surrounds it ! It is a pretty tranquil place to sit  and if your patient enough  one can see some wild life in the woods like deer , racoons and more and if you can catch a glimpse of water foul amongst the trees either on the banks or in the water  there are ducks  geese  Herrings and more  and yes fish to .People here fish and travel  this river in their canoes , this river travels all the way from up north from Hudson's Bay all the way down to Lake Erie   a distance of over 400 kilometers or 248 miles long !

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I found some fungi on a tree by the river bank and just had to photograph it as the lighting was pretty  and strange looking as it was half in the shade and sunlight  touched it to  !

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        Pretty Wild flowers and grasses everywhere along the river  banks  and in the ditches by the roads .

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                                              Even odd bugs came out to play and enjoy the scenery .

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                         The forest and overgrowth of bushes and trees have taken over the river banks this year !

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Here we are up to the top of part of our valley  ,the road  called Chute line  that Miggs and I love to walk and explore  .

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There are deep woods on either side of this road and one can stand very still and quiet  and  listen and all you hear is rusting on the forest floor of all kinds of animals .

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There are swampy/ marshy parts , a little water falls hidden deep with in the area  a bit tricky to get to but one day I will , you can hear the water fall from the road  and with all the nature sounds with it , it is wonderful !

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                                             The ditches were just filled with so many beautiful wild flowers !

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                        Miggs has a favourite stream or crick as I call it to drink from and paddle in there !

Well I don't want to over load ya all or make this to long so I will stop here and continue part 2 of  our Favourite Place To Walk tomorrow !  Hope you will join us again tomorrow in part 2 .

                                                                           Until then my friends  ..

                                                                      Country Gal


Gill - That British Woman said...

thank you for taking us on your walk!

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a lovely day and walk. I am sure Miggs was very happy to go out exploring. The wildlfowers are gorgeous. Love the geese in flight shot. Great collection of images. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Barbara Rogers said...

What a lovely walk, and thanks for taking me along today. I won't have time to stroll at all today, so will remember your pics. I went hiking the other day and next week will post some of those pics, in a series also.

Linda Kay said...

Looks like you had a lovely time together on your walk. Miggs seems to be enjoying it immensely, barking at the squirrel. You did find some unusual things along the way and it must have been a beautiful day from your photographs.

Crystal said...

Very nice walk, love you get to see all that so close to you...and such a wonderful companion in Miggs too, shes just adorable :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have a nice place for you and Miggs to walk, lots to see, hear and smell...paradise for a dog! Any bears in the woods?
We had a gentle rain this morning and the birds have been singing quite loudly in the backyard - I think because the serviceberries are ripening and then it will be a free for all!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, and great exercise!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely long walk with gorgeous scenery. Those are pretty Dames Rocket wild flowers, mine seem to be almost finished and have spread more into the neighbours yard than mine ... oops. Love the fungi photo. It is trying to rain a little here, just the odd drip coming down every now and then.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Two hours of joy and beauty there is nothing better than that. Hug B

Janneke said...

I'm already looking forward to part 2 and thank you for the walk so far. It is such a joy to live in a beautiful surroundings, great for Miggs but also for you.

Michelle said...

Beautiful shots!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really loved this post! What a perfectly amazing and beautiful place to take photos of and enjoy! I'll look forward to Part 2!

Cindy said...

What a lovely walk I had with the two of you. The back 40....I haven't heard that in a long time. Miggs picture of tree hugging is the best. I so wish we had more milkweed living around, maybe I'll spread the seeds this year if I find any (childhood thing) this sure was a tranquil place to sit and visit. Just think of the many who traveled this river years ago? Thanks for the walk.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. Your photos are amazing. I love that huge 150 year old maple tree. Thanks for taking us along. Enjoy the weekend.

Jennifer Prior said...

What a beautiful place to walk and I love the photo of your dog and the tree!

By the way, I'd love to have you post on my new blog hop (open all weekend) at, if you're interested.