Week number three of January brought weather of many descriptions, but we could just about always count on clouds, damp and cold ;’-).

This little (really little) pocket park is at times used for my sip and bite stop
Here is another one that needs two photos. The garden has that green house in the back…
And the Green House has plastic pop bottles as walls. Probably good for heating the plants inside.
Cindy’s outdoor decorated tree was still up when I rode to meet her for a ride.
That clock at the Village Center
A ride to the Nakashima barn on the northern end of Centennial Trail
At “Rue Ste Ville” I thought I might see the infamous poet Garceau writing one of his infamous poems. But I was apparently not there at the right time. ;’-(

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  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 21, 2021

    Nice photos, I really like the barn — and the green grass and even some foliage looks especially good right now.
    Every photo has a polygon of one form another too.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 22, 2021

      I suppose we cannot escape polygons ;’-). We pay for all that good greenery with lots of rain, but we get used to that and love the green.

  2. By: Laura Posted: January 21, 2021

    I doubt that weather of any type would stop you for long. 🙂

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 22, 2021

      You have such faith in me Laura ;’-). Maybe not for long, but snow and ice are real deterrents. So happy to not live (like Greg) where that is prevalent.

      • By: Laura Posted: January 23, 2021

        Yes, I do and you always prove me correct. 🙂

  3. By: gregblood Posted: January 22, 2021

    If I had been in your city writing poetry, I would have been inside that really cool barn.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 22, 2021

      Oh, so THAT’S where you were ;’-).

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: January 22, 2021

    An interesting green house – somebody there drinks a lot of soda pop! And a very cool barn with what looks like Chinese characters on the painted sign. The first one, zhong, means center or middle. It’s one of the few characters I remember from my year studying Chinese. I don’t know the second character.

  5. By: Suzanne Posted: January 22, 2021

    Just read in your blog that a Japanese family ran the farm with the red barn, so that’s not Chinese but Japanese. They have many characters in common.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 22, 2021

      I wonder what it does say. Maybe Rich can research this with his unmatched research skills, and let us know. Rich?

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 22, 2021

        Well, I did find the first symbol (left) maybe . . . . means “middle”? Its 1376 on the list of over 2100.
        Didnt see the second one, but after a while eye glaze sets in! Maybe you can spot it — the little J-like stroke on the lower right a key, then look for the rectangles etc.
        Good luck!!

        • By: NancyG Posted: January 23, 2021

          I thought I had found it on #1405, but the legs are different. I am not able to see one that matches that on the sign. ;’-(.

  6. By: BobinVT Posted: January 22, 2021

    Looks like lots of good rides. And as Rich said, all that green looks pretty appealing right now.

  7. By: The Navigator Posted: January 22, 2021

    Looks like you made the most of the time between the bits of bad weather. The green looks pretty attractive to me, too, in our hot dry summer (that was supposed to be cooler and wetter than normal, but has actually had below normal rain all spring and summer so far – bar Oct which was just on average).

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