Saturday, February 27, 2021

A Cold Day On The Farm

 Nepean was a city in its own right prior to the amalgamation of the former region of Ottawa Carleton into one city years ago. On the day I went down to run some errands here, I took the bus down. Coming back I decided to take some shots from the bus passing by a specific location.

The Central Experimental Farm is a government research farm dating back to 1886, consisting of over a thousand acres of land. Crops are grown here and livestock kept. The place also is home to our national museum for agriculture. Paths and roadways among the various parts of the farm allow for people to pass through. Here, as I passed along the section of the farm at the southwest corner, I took several shots as I went. The snow was falling lightly.


  1. Gorgeous! What a lovely walk William, thanks for taking us along 💙

  2. That's real winter ! Cold and boring !

  3. Beautiful views of the farm, looks very cold! Take care, enjoy your weekend!

  4. Without sun it looks a bit sad. grey and cold here today, also, just without snow.

  5. @Grace: you're welcome.

    @Jan: cold indeed.

    @Gattina: winter rules.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Iris: snow is a good thing.

  6. Winter looks pretty forbidding in these shots.

  7. I saw that farm in the 1980s. It is good to see the work continues.

  8. Beautiful wintry photos ~ tis winter captured well ^_^

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. It looks so very cold out there!

  10. Gosh you gave me a chill thrill, William! Alien landscape, as I gaze out on a rainbow and palm trees. Aloha Bro

  11. Looks so cold but I know if bundled up in the right clothes it can be great out walking in it.

  12. @David: it was definitely a wintery day.

    @Magiceye: thank you!

    @Tom: eventually!

    @Marie: it is quite an establishment.

    @RedPat: very cold.

    @Red: we get them.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Karl: I can see that.

    @Bill: some of our winter days can be quite grey. If one has problems with seasonal affective disorder, it can be wearing.

    @Maywyn: thanks!

    @Sharon: it was.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Happyone: it is just a matter of dressing for it.

  13. William - lovely winter photos!!!

  14. snow without sun is not such a fun.

  15. Nice to see you out and about! I haven't been to the farm since my kids were young! My youngest turns 36 in March.

    1. I have to get to the farm museum sometime this year.

  16. I would like to spend a few days on a farm or ranch (I guess I’m still thinking about Yellowstone).
    Rural holidays would be fun and relaxing…