Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

It was a nice afternoon yesterday. I sat on the dock at 4:30 enjoying a "pop" and revelled in the calm warmth.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mornings seem to come a lot earlier at this time of the year. It won't be long before the clocks are rolled back to non-daylight savings time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I like the corduroy/wave pattern of the shadows on the fractured rock edge.

Monday, October 26, 2009

This is a shot of the western edge of Trout Lake at the marina at Average Joe's. Yesterday was a boat-sad day as we took the boat off the lake for the winter.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I like the texture of the blurred photo, but I'll be damned if I can remember what I was shooting at when I took it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Most of the leaves in this photo have fallen, but I've been flu-sick the past couple of days, so I don't have any "fresh" photos. This one will have to do.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Another sign of life up here in paradise - time to burn yard crap.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall - well, it certainly is that - the leaves, and Leafs, are tumbling down rapidly.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Here's a bit of scarf "whimsy" from an early October wedding.
Yesterday's photo was a shot of a section of the 3 foot diameter Trans-Canada pipeline that we have and use as a portable fire pit in our parking area here at "the compound." For all you guessers, you know who was correct or close.

Monday, October 19, 2009

OK, another in the "what is it?" list. Guesses??

Sunday, October 18, 2009



Yesterday was a beautiful fall day, so we went for a boat ride and then a hike up in the bush.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Now that's a lot of colour. So much so I had to use the "our" spelling of colour.

Friday, October 16, 2009

As some of you know, I do love reflections. Here is one taken near Camp Island from the Ice Marshall's boat on Monday as we took its final ride of the season before we hauled it out of the water.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Well, no wonder Sunny, our dog, went ballistic just before supper last night. This little fella was not too afraid - I was able to walk around a bit and right up to the edge of the deck taking pictures, including using the flash. All the while I could hear his sister off to the left in the bush, walking up the creek bed. The deer finally ambled off, not because I scared it off - I was whistling and talking to it and even stamping my feet on the deck trying to see if he would make a move, looking for the "flee or stay" sound/motion" point. In the end, he just moved on slowly up the laneway.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Scarves in the Breeze
These scarves were part of the wedding decorations for the Butcher's daughter's wedding in early October. They lent a nice splash of wild colour matched with the fall colour of the leaves.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nothing like some fall colour on trees and a pond for reflection to entice me to take a photo.

Monday, October 12, 2009



Thanksgiving Weekend
A Tale of Two Mornings
Now that we are approaching mid-fall, or "fall-ter", the weather is changing closer to winter - it's getting colder already. The upper photo was taken yesterday morning as the strong west winds pushed in a cold front. The lower two photos clearly show mist on the lake - evidence that the warmth of the lake is fleeing.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Today's really strong west winds will certainly add weight to the autumn season - fall. I'm pretty sure a huge sweep of the forests is taking place - I'll go out and check on it later.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's Thanksgiving weekend, and it's cold, 0C this morning. It would nice to live in a climate where the weather we have now is similar to the weather some spots in the States have for their Thanksgiving, late in November.

Friday, October 09, 2009

It may not show in this photo, but the water temperature has plummeted recently. I'm not sure of the actual temperature, but my guess is that it's somewhere below 50F.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


There was a time, it seems so long ago, when we used to have really nice weather - then November moved in at the end of September, and it's been plain crappy since. Here is a shot, again, of Calander Bay when the weather was fine, along with the historic marker explaining the formation of Lake Nipissing after the last ice age - are we headed for a new ice age now?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Here's a little fixer-upper that needs some TLC.

Monday, October 05, 2009

It looked a little ominous yesterday as I ventured out on the lake - rain moving in from the north and waves kicking up from the west.

The fall colours are rapidly progressing with nothing but cloudy cool weather that does little to enhance spending time outside looking at then - unless you're like me and spend time outdoors regardless of the weather.

There are, however, some patches of blue where the sun does peak through, but these are fleeting moments.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

After a full summer of lunching through various lakeside gardens, Bambi is now all grown up - almost ready for the dinner table.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

I was helping Butcher Brophey yesterday with a few chores prior to his daughter's wedding today. It's an outside event on the lake, so it will be cool and damp. The bride decorated the yard, and on the clothesline are a multitude of flowing scarves - this is one of them.

Friday, October 02, 2009

I'll bet the geese in the mist, yes they are there, were wishing they had packed their bags and headed south on the day I took this photo - sometime last week before all the "fall-ter" crappy weather arrived - cool, cold, and wet with the odd snow flurry. It also looks like no end in sight to the wet dreary gloomy weather.

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Here are the real views from the dock posted yesterday - across Calander Bay of Lake Nipissing - a pretty nice spot in the summer, but less so in the winter if your vision includes a lawn/dock chair, cool beverage and a book, Skip.