My last stop of the day on the East Big Intervale Road was at the bridge over Ingram Brook south of Rivulet; this is the same brook that crosses Hatchery Road at the Margaree Fish Hatchery, which dates from 1902, and soon thereafter enters the Northeast Margaree River.¹ The photos on this page come from at or near the bridge.
Photo #1 shows the green bridge spanning Ingram Brook on the East Big Intervale Road. It is another of the old-style bridges, also dwindling in numbers, that grace many of the smaller streams in rural parts of Cape Breton. The view here is to the south. The newly spread gravel is still darker, due to moisture, than the gravel on which it is being overlaid.
Photo #2 looks downstream from the bridge. The trees bordering the brook are not maples, though a bit of an orange maple can be seen at the lower right. Leaves are both floating on the surface of the brook and trapped at the bottom of the brook and on the rocks at either side of the brook.
Photo #3 looks upstream at Ingram Brook at a point where a small rapids creates a mini-waterfall. Again, the maples are in the minority on the banks of the brook, though a couple can be seen at the upper right.
Photo #4 is a wider-angled view that brings into view, just barely, the slopes on Frasers Mountain in the far distance. In this wider view, considerably more changing maples are in view, but most of the trees along the brook are not maples and still bear their summer greens.
Photo #5 brings Frasers Mountain into better focus and catches a few reds both nearby and on the far slopes, though greens remain in the majority. The notch in the ridge on Frasers Mountain is caused by an unnamed brook, part of whose course can be seen at the upper right; it is one of several tributaries of Ingram Brook.
Photo #6 is a close-up of a small, newly red maple at the side of the East Big Intervale Road at the bridge. It is nicely set off by the green ferns below and other leaves on the brush nearby.