Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Set #2 with Jake was a little more intimate, and just as fabulous!

The fans were in awe of Jake and loved every minute of the event.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Jake Thomas at the 2nd Annual Trout Lake Shaker last night. More to follow.
I'll be posting pics from yesterday's Trout Laker Shaker later. Here's the side door to my buddy Mike's barn. I think it's a yellowish colour now after this past weekend's wedding.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Well our dance card will be full this evening. Looking forward to a grand day!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Just down the road from Oxford Mills is this old church at Acton Corners. It's an old Presbyterian Church from 1879. Currently it's used mostly for weddings.

Friday, August 27, 2010

If you said `quaint` to describe Oxford Mills, Ontario you`d be partly correct. It is, but it also is a `depressed` little village. Here is a photo depicting the `quaint` side of the village.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

OK, I just got a new computer, and don`t have all the fancy Photoshop stuff I used to have. And, my monitor is showing me very washed out pale colours. So, I did a bit of Elements 8 on this just to try stuff out. What does it look like to you, not content, colour etc. Also, new HP keyboard and I`ll be damned if I can figure out how to get the question mark.
Roadkill. Can anyone identify what type of bird this used to be?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Big Red keeps on truckin'. Although in a new locale and with a different "job", Big Red is still "working." She still starts up and runs fine, but now is a "farm" vehicle. We used it on the weekend for fuel gathering for one of our humongous bonfires.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

In the "backwaters" of Oxford Mills and Merrickville there are no snow days for school kids. This little bruiser gets them to school on time in any conditions. On weekends it can be seen transporting the locals to church and to bingo.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just got back from the Oxford Mills/Merrickville neighbourhood and Home Alone 20. As always, it was a blast! Here the gang hams it up for the paparazzi during the trophy presentation.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lake Nipissing was quite windy and wavy on Tuesday.

Kayaks in wait at Laronde Beach on Lake Nipissing.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lake Simcoe just before the "cloud burst."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Southwestern Ontario does have some nice old historic buildings. Less now than before as we tend to find more reasons to tear them down and replace then with new, albeit less attractive, in my and the UC's opinion, modern and stale/sterile structures (alliteration anyone?). This building lies at the end of Ontario Street in Stratford, and unfortunately I can't remember its current occupants, but I believe it may be the local justice building.

Monday, August 16, 2010

We were in Stratford on the weekend to visit my mom. We also saw Shakespeare's The Tempest with Christopher Plummer. It was excellent, but the show stealer was the woman who played Arial opposite Plummer. The photos above are of the old Stratford city hall.

Friday, August 13, 2010

This summer has been in a word FABULOUS. And it seems like the great weather is going to continue.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Orphan Boy Bob and I entertained Skippy from Winnipeg on the links yesterday. It was a great day - good/bad golf and lots of laughs!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Here's the group of Strawbs, Strawbs gone to seed and Strawbettes that were left over after the feting at the West Ferris Legion.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Yesterday was the annual Killer Strawberries golf tournament. Here is the Plaid Shorts Team.

Friday, August 06, 2010

This is a view over North Bay looking east toward Trout Lake. We live under the red arrow.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Hmmm, what kind of day will we have today? Photo 1, photo 2, a combo, or none of the above?

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Mike points the way toward Ontario down the St. Lawrence River from Montreal's Mount Royal.

This is the tourist pavillion near the top of Mouint Royal. The summit is home to some communication towers and has no view of the surrounding area due to the forest cover at the top.

Monday, August 02, 2010

We went to a pig roast on the lake on Saturday, and aside from the fate of the pig, everything was fabulous!