On Snow Plow Road

When we drive to or from the cottage, we usually take the rural, back route at least one way although not so much in winter. Almost all of this country is Canadian (Precambrian) Shield, which means that there are lots of lakes and trees and not very much agriculture. This particular spur or extension of the Canadian Shield is known as the Frontenac Axis, and it dips down into New York State, popping up here and there in the St Lawrence River to form the Thousand Islands and, later, the Adirondack Mountains. The following map of part of the route shows what I mean. There aren’t very many settlements and those that exist are tiny.


So, when we came across this interesting barn around the middle of the above map (about where it says Donaldson), I stopped for a brief photo shoot. Nary a vehicle passed by as I engaged the barn with my Canon. I understood the name of the road we were on to be Snow Plow Road, but I only see it as Snow Road on the map, so I may be mistaken.

Barn on Snow Plow Road

The next photo zooms in somewhat, but the second one is a very close shot which reveals some interesting doors and stone work.

Barn on Snow Plow Road
Barn on Snow Plow Road

To reinforce the kind of country that we were in, I am including a picture of two deer. We noticed them in a laneway as we drove by, so we stopped to look at them and they to look at us although they were beginning to move on at this point.

Deer on Snow Plow Road

What with nice weather, foliage, barn and fauna, we enjoyed a very pleasant trip that autumn day.

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9 Responses to On Snow Plow Road

  1. Ginnie says:

    Doesn’t it make you want to know the history of the barn, when it was built and by whom? Where there any houses nearby, etc., etc.?

  2. garnetrose26 says:

    I would love to know the history of the barn. I often drive by old homes and wonder about the families who lived and loved there. Who are they? where are they? If they died, how did they die? I am a bit of a nebby nose. LOL Love the photos as i love all photos of old barns and things of bygone days.

  3. Bernie says:

    What a beautiful drive this must of been, love the barn, deer and the colorful foliage. Great photos AC….:-)Hugs

  4. Lovely shots Ac…And looky there! NO Snow yet…Nice!

  5. Lorna says:

    What a lovely drive that must have been. I fear though that your first photo has become unlinked.

  6. Frank says:

    It looks very pleasant indeed. I’m glad you invited us along.

    The stone work on that barn is very similar to that of my grandfather’s. I spent many, many happy childhood hours in such a barn. Thanks for the memory.

  7. Barb says:

    The barn timbers look axe-planed. What workmanship. What a find. Thanks for sharing the country from your side of the continent.

  8. Hilary says:

    What a lovely spot. I’m glad you stopped to photograph that barn.. it sure is a beauty.

  9. Have to confess, AC, when I saw the post title I was expecting to see a lot of that white stuff, this was a delightful surprise.

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