And now I'm quoting Stonewall Jackson for post titles. Go figure.
The Credit River descends from headwaters on the Niagara Escarpment, flowing down to Lake Ontario. It's a river I've known quite well, as I grew up not far from where it flowed through Halton Region. Here in Peel Region, the Credit passes through Streetsville. This footbridge crosses the water, which is largely open in this stretch of the river.
My aunt and uncle live a short stroll away from this bridge, up at the top of the valley. They walk in this area most days.
Below the bridge, morning sun lights up the open water and the ice lingering here. Ducks and geese make good use of the water.
I have mentioned before that Canada Geese seem to be cowards for bolting as far as they can south when the first frost shows itself. These ones, at least, stick around north of the border.
I will have to come back to this place again to show you the river in other seasons.
Tomorrow we get started on Winterlude...
I love bridges, and that one is wonderful !ReplyDelete
Oh what a wonderful walk and that looks a bit like a truss bridge. I've never seen a pedestrian truss bridge before, love it!ReplyDelete
Lovely! By the way, we have some of your geese.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful area. And that foot bridge is fantastic. It is so long yet so nearly flat... quite an engineering feat.ReplyDelete
Preciosas fotos..un abarzo desde Murcia...ReplyDelete
From the look of those footprints, I'd say a whole lot of folks chose to cross the river. :-)ReplyDelete
it's a really pretty area...looking forward to winterlude!!!ReplyDelete
Jane: What a wonderful area to grow up in. You must have spent many happy hours with friends on the Bruce Trail.ReplyDelete
@Parsnip: I always like bridges myself.ReplyDelete
@Ciel: it seems to fit the surroundings.
@Mike: I didn't know they went to that side of the ocean!
@Stuart: it's got something of a graceful quality to it.
@Alp: thank you!
@Revrunner: it would be a good spot to go through, and the snow was well packed.
@Tanya: I'm already getting plenty of pics.
@Jane: oh, yes, I've spent plenty of time on the Bruce Trail.
Stop picking on the Canada geese! I wouldn't want to spend the winter in the bitter cold, freezing my downy butt off, either!ReplyDelete
I'd love to do this walk too - anything crossing over a bridge, Stonewallian Jackson or now, is good by me!:) Lovely images of fowl and water...though I'm sure it's cold!ReplyDelete
I think some of those cowardly geese have found their way down here. They fly over my house every now and then, honking like crazy.ReplyDelete
So now I know WHY all those geese are found in these southern parts...they dislike cold weather, go figure! Thanks for the birthday wishes, William.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos. Actually, tons of Canada geese spend the winter on the north side of Lake Ontario. I'm sure there are tons of people there who WISH they would fly south. ;))ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos, love the bridge!ReplyDelete
About the title, are you quoting the hymn or Stonewall Jackson?
I remember that area , I grew up in Caledon on a farm just on the east side of highway 10 down near old base line I am sure you know where all this is . As kids we used to hang around the forks of the credit river in the small town that's there Belfountain with the red clay hills and walk the old train tracks and the Bruce trail that starts from there as well . We also love the Elora gorge area of the credit river with all it's beautiful falls and trails ! I grew up in this area . Went to Caledon Central Public school in Caledons small town where they used to have the Caledons fall fair grounds . I haven't been up that way for years . We used to get our farm supplys from Caledon East and I played hockey for Inglewood. Oh the memories are just flooding back from my child hood up there . . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !ReplyDelete
@Norma: oh, the geese will be back up this way sooner or later...ReplyDelete
@LondonLulu: they didn't seem to be complaining!
@Sharon: they do make a lot of noise, after all...
@Beatrice: you're most welcome!
@EG: yes, you have to watch where you step...
@Linda: I had no idea there was a hymn, so yes, definitely General Jackson.
@Country Gal: Belfountain and the Forks of the Credit are areas that I have to go back to. It's such a beautiful area up in that part of Peel.
Beautiful shots of a beautiful area. Love to see all the seasons. Don't forget. MBReplyDelete
These winter scenes are so beautiful. I love walking through the escarpment in any season. There's always something to see!ReplyDelete
Beautiful winter scenes, William, looks very cold !ReplyDelete
These are beautiful William. Everything looks so cold.ReplyDelete
It looks like you had a super day for a walk!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love that bridge. Great shots!ReplyDelete
Your photo #3 is an exception to the rule about not shooting into the sun. A fine evocation of this special spot.ReplyDelete
William, as far as I know, the hymn was composed after the death of Jackson. Looking forward to you other wintry scenes.ReplyDelete
What a super series of photos. I did something similar yesterday at Nettle Hill. Such a difference between our locations. You with snow and ice and ours is green but not so this time last year :).ReplyDelete
Credit, what an interesting name for a river! And by the way that third photo is just gorgeous :^)ReplyDelete
@MB: I'm not sure I'll get there this year!ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: the escarpment is a magnificent place.
@Karl: it was a cold day as I recall.
@Luis: I like the cold, fortunately.
@Oakland: Every once in awhile a sun photo turns out well.
@Linda: it's taken from his final words though, muttered on his death bed.
@Tamera: I think its origins go back to trading with the local Natives.