When I refer to these as recent photos, I mean to say that I have recently posted them on Flickr. They actually are a month old, going back to Thanksgiving weekend early in October.
From the Visitors Centre in Algonquin Park. I don't imagine there would be any colour remaining there a month later. I took this from a deck/boardwalk at the rear of the building. There were lots of other snappers up there.
The rest of the pictures were taken on our trip home from the cottage, at least partly on the Opeongo Line. In pioneer days, there was a lot of logging in this area, but whatever population there was soon declined after the trees were logged out because the region is not good for farming.
I had to stop when I saw these rusty old trucks sitting outside a sawmill near Combermere.
The same trucks from the other direction.
An old pioneer church at Rockingham that has been at least partly restored after falling into disrepair. It must have been quite a trudge up that hill in winter. Now called The Rockingham Church, it was originally called, "St. Leonard’s Anglican Church, the Rockingham Church was built in 1875, when the hamlet of Rockingham was a thriving community. Essentially abandoned 60 years ago, the church’s simple grace and imposing location high on a slope overlooking the village attracts many visitors each year."
Inside, the original pews were returned after having been moved elsewhere. According to a video clip that I have seen, the organ to the left of the pulpit still works.
There's not much in Rockingham, but I did find an open-ended barn with a tractor and a buggy inside.
I will likely post more pictures from the Opeongo Line in the weeks ahead.