nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

walk along a shady lane (day 6)

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‘Biking’ in northern New Brunswick, I am constantly on the look-out for scenes and themes quintessentially ‘New Brunswick’.  And the long lanes leading to homes set back from the road leap out at me …

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8-6

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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8-6   January 16, 2014   30 minutes  3.0 km (Dalhousie Junction to Point La Nim)

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When I was a kid, I spent hours wandering up and down the long lane at my mother’s ‘old home place’.  There were blueberries to pick, a lovely shade, a breeze coaxed from the hot day by the two rows of trees, and a dear silver poplar to turn its leaves in greeting as I approached the elbow of the lane …

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It’s not the same, of course, without trees, but most lanes show the center grassy strip, flanked on either side by tracks worn by years of cars coming and going …

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lane 2

treeless lane along the Restigouche River shore (image from Street View)

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And sometimes planted trees take the place of the narrow wooded walls of the lane in my memory …

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lane 1

a carefully planted lane (image from Street View)

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But occasionally, I see a treed lane and I feel like a kid again, eager to go wandering …

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January 21, 2014  'lane'  Jane Tims

January 21, 2014 ‘lane’ Jane Tims

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Copyright 2014  Jane Tims

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  1. Your lane makes me want to go wandering too. It looks magical, as if adventures await. 🙂

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    Robin

    January 22, 2014 at 8:34 am


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