|The day before yesterday started off with threatening skies....but with mild temperatures.|
Jeanette was off to a few appointments and I chose to explore a trail head we had seen that was not far from our home.
|I parked near the entrance.|
|This unique gate must be to prevent motorized vehicle access. This is horse country...so, horses are allowed on the numerous trail heads in the area..|
|Some kind soul left these two chairs about half way through the trail. Nice spot for a rest. I kept going though.|
About 30 minutes into the hike and I came through the rough trail into an urban/country trail. With paved roads, the walk got easier. This is serious horse country and it was really nice to watch the horses meander and feed in their respective patches.
|Home made cedar mailbox.|
It wasn't long before I noticed the uniqueness of so many mailboxes along the way. That triggered the idea for this blog. I can't say that I have ever really paid close attention to mailboxes...mainly while driving, but I found them most interesting to look at during my walk. If you are not into this mailbox blog, fell free to boot off. I'll understand.
|This one appears to have outlived many users.|
|A really odd one....with a hole in the bottom for drainage. Seems odd for a west coast type mailbox...considering the moisture we receive here. Maybe this isn't really a mailbox but I could see no other near the entrance to the acreage.|
|A more modern recycled plastic type....but really bent out of shape.|
|This looked like a piece of large water pipe with a welded door and welded back.|
|A more modern aluminum style with a collage of horses painted on sticky paper.|
|I'm sure there are many stories with this mail box. It looked like it faced the wrath of heavy packages over the years.|
|With the flag up, I gathered it was full of recent mail. I didn't look in.|
|This box seemed lonely and unused.|
|This unique mailbox was placed in front of a beautiful multi-million dollar acreage property and home. There are other uses for electrical tape.....such a house numbering! This owner is into recycling.|
|It seemed as though two neighbours shared a close proximity for their mail box service.|
|The nicest mailbox, in my view.|
|This type was the most typical of the many I saw on my hike.|
|This owner keeps a live plant on the back of the post. Nice touch.|
Two hours after I started my walk, I returned to my entry point and headed home. Only one other couple were on the trail. It was a fine walk. I hope you enjoyed the mailbox tour. I didn't start out with a plan to feature mailboxes but you never know what triggers a blog.
Thanks for dropping by.
|Not sure of this one is in use but it did look disheveled...and neglected.|