This is the dirt road I have walked for 30 Plus years. It really is pretty in every season but of course fall is just amazing.
On this walk I bumped into someone new in town.
who felt that this road should be paved??? What no way!!!!
The beautiful field is just starting to show her colors.
And right next to it is a very old cemetery. I do not walk in there as the ground is pretty soft now.
But it is such a peaceful place to rest.
On a beautiful dirt road (no pavement needed.)
Why do people feel the need to move into town and want to change things? There is a peace and beauty on this road let's leave it that way please.
Have a wonderful week!
Our trees are turning color here too. I especially love the vivid red colors and the different shades of red, orange, yellow, and green. It just takes my breath away.
I hope no one messes with your dirt road. It looks very country and is charming.
We are celebrating Thanksgiving this coming weekend. We have lots to be thankful for, especially for being spared from Fiona. It won't be much of a Thanksgiving for many who lost property or loved ones. There are still some without power in Nova Scotia.
We have a variation of this line you wrote here: Why do people feel the need to move into town and want to change things?
Here, it's why do people move into a beautiful or rustic or quiet or small-town area and then want the things they had when they lived in the city or a bigger space? People wanting the easy stores they had "at home" or the big house they have there. Why? Beyond me. Your area looks just gorgeous.
Does that woman/family traverse or live near there?
I hope this beautiful old road will not be spoiled by such modern notions of paving, etc. It's wonderful to see some color showing up there. I noticed some leaves beginning to change on the hill here today. I fear the long drought we have experienced will result in a lot of brown this year.
Thank you my friend for posting photos of that amazing cemetery. If only I could be laid to rest in such a place...the trees...the wonderful trees. That road does NOT need paving. For the majority of the years we lived here, the road was gravel. We had a farmer down the road farther who was on the township board and didn't care much what others thought and, at his request, the stretch of the road between the two nearest intersections was paved. Not one inch of the rest of the road that goes one for miles. While I was not fond of the dust in the summer, nor the mud in the spring, now the traffic has increased (still not much, I know....mostly tractors, etc.) since everyone rather drive on blacktop...and the ones that aren't farmers on tractors and such FLY. When visiting for a weekend before it was paved, my BIL jumped up one time and started yelling that a car had finally gone by. LOL. ~Robin~
Yes, that is a beautiful place to walk and I agree with you - no pavement is needed! That old cemetery looks like a very interesting place!
I love the fall as well. I sure hope they leave the beautiful road alone!
I admit, I'd much rather drive on paved roads than gravel, or dirt. But with paving comes more, faster, and bigger traffic. Nothing like a bunch of potholes, washboard, or mud to slow people down :-)
I suppose the new person came from town or city and can't fathom their big fancy 4-wheel drive pickup or SUV getting dirt or mud on it?
The fall colors are lovely and I am looking forward to walking in a nearby cemetery next week to see some. Now, I know that may sound a bit unusual, but this is a very large cemetery with many old trees. I have posted about my walks there in previous years. Unlike the one you mentioned, walking on soft ground isn't an issue as this one has paved drive areas as well as grassy ones. The old headstones are the ones I enjoy reading every year.
My parents built their first home on a dirt road. When it was paved I knew that progress had invaded our peaceful neighborhood and I was right. I hated the traffic that moved in. I love ols headstones. They have so much character. Janice
I too like the continuity of things that don’t change— your road, the cemetery… there is surely a comfort in it. Your colours are coming along!
Hurray for Autumn!
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