Thursday, December 10, 2009

Five Silos/ SkyWatch


Five silos and barns below the ridge

Most major roads in central Ontario run  north-south (called concessions) or east-west (called side roads) following surveyor grid lines established in the late 1700s. Here I am on a concession that follows a ridge looking down on a cattle farm located on the next concession west.

Are you confused yet? Think of the lines in tic-tac-toe. The up and down lines are concessions. The lines drawn across are side roads.

Well, whatever! Isn't the sky pretty?


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61 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Magnificent sunset! Oh, the colors!!
What are curvy or diagonal roads called in EG?

see you there! said...

Amazingly thought out grids for the roads. Concessions seems like a funny word to use, I guess I'll have to look up the meaning(s).

Great photo of the skyscape.

Darla

Cezar and Léia said...

It's amazing and I'm not dizzy! :)
Very interesting explanation!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Gives new meaning to the expression, "Down the road a spell."

Antjas said...

Since we were all a bunch of country hicks and concession is such a big word, we just said we lived on the 9th line near Old Keene Road at Mather's Corners(where concession and road met).
Five silos, the sign of a prosperous farmer!

indicaspecies said...

Indeed, very pretty sky.

Tricia said...

as we say in the south, it's perty perty! heheheee

Jacob said...

I must concede that yes, the sky is fantastic!

kaye said...

the sky is on fire!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi EG, That is a marvelous sky/sunset picture. WOW!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

Is that the rational between concessions and side roads! I learned something new today, as well as admiring the sunset!!!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Its a very special skyshot :-)
So lovely orange ...

Betty said...

Absolutely beautiful sunset.
I learned something new today too I'm not sure what but it was interesting.

cieldequimper said...

Are you sure that's the sun? ;-) Amazingly beautiful ball of fire. Nice way to learn to count as well! ;-)

judi said...

OMG you are getting geeky, now it's a geeky canuk blog! Backing away now...

Anne said...

Ohoi, so BIG the sun is :-) that was my firet tought, and those colours, stunning my friend!!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous sunset shot! The sky is ablaze of color! Love your tic-tac-toe explanation...does make it clearer...

Gwendolyn said...

I love these country scenes with sunsets and sunrises. Amazing picture. Thanks for sharing.

Guy D said...

Wow what a great scene, love all those wonderful colours.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carver said...

Great shot. The sky is gorgeous and I like the effect with the five silos.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful

Randi said...

I´m amazed - absolutely lovely sky!
The same colours as my sky, but I don´t have these wonderful clouds...

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Such a gorgeous and colorful sunset! Fantastic shot, EG! Love those colors and the five silos! Marvelous!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Fabulous shot of lovely sunset.

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Pretty sky and shot.
Luiz Ramos

hetty said...

Wonderful shot. Would that area be considered the Oak Ridges Moraine? I love many things, but silos are close to the top of my list! Wonder if it's a dairy farm.

Photo Cache said...

this lesson will come in handy when we decide to go on a road trip to ontario.

the sky is marvelous as always.

vincibene said...

Fantastic picture!

Dewdrop said...

It sounds very structured and well planned. Only city I've seen like that was Salt Lake City. Everywhere else, one jumbled mess. Beautiful shot!

Rune said...

So incredibly beautiful it was, beautiful colors!

Carolyn Ford said...

Look at the big ball of fire! What a beautiful sunset and silhouette!

Darla said...

NO! That sky photo is gorgeous!!

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot.

Craver Vii said...

Concessions = longitudinal.
Roads = latitudinal.
...Got it.

Hey, nice skies!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hi Hetty,
Yes, it's a dairy farm below the ridge and the area is part of the Oak Ridges Morraine. ;-)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Those are amazing colors.

susieofarabia said...

That's a gorgeous sunset! The colors are so vivid. Nice capture.

J Bar said...

Beautiful colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Elisabeth said...

What a sunset! Brilliant colors!

Gill - That British Woman said...

the concession and side road thing still confuses the heck out of me, then they start with the County Road's.....

Great photo.....

Gill

eden said...

Breathtaking sunset. I love all those beautiful colours

Gaelyn said...

What a Huge sun and beautiful sky, no matter at what concessions and side road. Great capture.

ifmomsaysok said...

That is a gorgeous sky, wherever you are.

Small City Scenes said...

Awesome, fantastic and fabtabulous or something like that. Love the silos included. Another fair bound shot. MB

SandyCarlson said...

I don't speak the language, but I love the picture!

George said...

Thanks for the lesson in terminology!!! At least the picture is clear, vivid and unconfusing!

Sally in WA said...

WOW is right!

Carletta said...

It's not just pretty it's gloriously golden!

Vicky said...

Amazing colors, that's a great shot. Thank you for your comments, have a nice SWF

luna miranda said...

every sunset is just amazing! how lucky we are to enjoy this masterpiece.

Jama said...

This is so magnificent!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous colours in your sky this week, and I like concessions, organised roads make it easier to get around.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I almost need sunglasses to view that sun hitting the horizon. That is the very sun that cast the glow in my picture!

Lovely.

Jan
GDP

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: wonderful capture of the startling colors over the farm.

Arija said...

A glorious sky with the molten sun!

Becky and Gary said...

An absolutely awesome shot EG. The colors are unbelievable!
B.

storyteller said...

Magnificent view! Our roads near the tend to follow the coastline and therefore tend to CURVE ... so one might be going North or South and then find oneself driving East or West on the same street! Especially confusing for visitors. I’m participating twice this week:
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Hugs and blessings,

JOE TODD said...

Great photo and I've always wondered about "concessions"

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful!

My WR and SWF

Lorac said...

Awesome sky! I like the silo's in the pic!

Rose said...

That shot is wonderful!!!!!!

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