Monday, November 12, 2012

Cooper Marsh


I've posted about Cooper Marsh before. It's a lovely place about 20 minutes from our house, along the St. Lawrence River. Every year they have a Wine & Cheese fundraiser. This year we decided to attend...


After snacking on the cheese and tossing back some wine, we went for a walk on the boardwalk.




They've also lowered the water level of the marsh temporarily. I forget why!



Oooo, hello! These are a pair of prickly cucumbers. For reasons I will never understand, "prickly cucumber" is one of my blog's top search keywords. This post ain't gonna help.

Meanwhile, some little kid is probably sad about losing this glove at the marsh...


We left it sitting on a bench in case they came back looking for it.



And some of the maple trees had some sort of blight that causes round black spots to appear on the leaves. Poor trees!


Even on a blustery fall day, Cooper Marsh is a beautiful place to be.


20 comments:

  1. My glove! My glove!

    Gorgeous photos. That boardwalk is storybook perfect. Too bad it (understandably) has to be replaced.

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    1. It's dangerously rickety, I must say!

      I will mail the glove to Spain. :)

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  2. Lovely photos and what an old bridge. Have a nice week.

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks and you too! oxoxo

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  3. That boardwalk is a photographer's dream! The spots on the maple leaves are from the trees being stressed with the heat last summer. I'd pretend I'm brilliant about trees but an arborist told me that. ~ Maureen

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    1. Thanks for that, Maureen! I was wondering!

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  4. The boardwalk is great but probably a bit tricky to negociate after the wine.
    Jane x

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    1. Ha ha, too true and probably explains why I didn't see many people on it!

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  5. Thanks for the tour. Board walks out into a marsh are awesome ways to see the parts of the marsh.
    That boardwalk looks like it needs replacing last year.

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    1. It's really bad. I think they are planning on going ahead with the project even though they don't have all the money yet!

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  6. This is my first visit to Cooper Marsh and color me impressed! I love all the photos, especially the bridge across it. XOXO

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    1. WHen it's not drained, there are some amazing waterfowl on it. It's a magical place.

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  7. I know what you mean about weird search terms. I have one post titled 'un-groovied' and for some reason that gets more search hits than anything else. It's not even technically a real word... ;)

    Gorgeous marsh, and frankly the overcast skies make it look very dramatic. Kinda of reminds me of the beginning of a movie. :)

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    1. "Un-groovied" is a hilarious search term!!! :))

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  8. If they were fund-raising to replace that beautiful 'board walk', then I would have kept my money in my pocket. Repair, maybe; replace NO!

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    1. Cro, the boards are brutal! They are going to fall right apart soon. Winter is tough on them!

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  9. The marsh and the trees look great. Even the 'blighted' maples. We stand to lose many of our ash trees to a disease that is now spreading from mainland Europe. Great shame.

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    1. That's so awful. We have Emerald ash borers moving in to destroy our ash trees. :((

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  10. The old bordwalk is so beutiful !
    I sure hope it´s possible to repair it !
    Cooper Marsh sure is a beutiful place <3

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    1. It's a local treasure so I'm sure they'll get it fixed up!

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