We walk north (into the wind) and within a quarter of a mile we cross the Trans Canada Highway on an overpass...it's rather quiet at this time of the morning.
Soon the freeway traffic is behind us, and we pass wild rose bushes along the roadside...sporting their bright red rose hips.
A little further north lies a large field of nursery stock, belonging to Cannor Nurseries. While all other trees have long since lost their leaves, the stubborn oak is still hanging on!
I have no idea what this purple stuff is, growing in a roadside garden...any bit of colour is welcome at this time of the year!
We pass by a pet food manufacturing mill...our favorite three flags our flying high today.
We've reached the tracks...it's time to turn around.
A jungle of cotoneaster (pronounced cot-tony-aster not cotton-easter, as I once thought!) provides a lovely ground cover and across the road...
...a meandering creek cuts through the farmlands.
As we prepare for a blast of winter...this shrub is preparing for spring!
We have walked 5000 steps and are almost back at home. There was little traffic...there were no other walkers...and other than the crisp winds, it was a pleasant walk! And if you care to join me again, we will choose a new route.
Have a wonderful day & stay warm!