Friday, December 30, 2011

Yesterday morning was very clear and cold (-26C). It sure made for spectacular photo ops, though.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Post annual Boxing Day road hockey photo. We won again!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

"The Greatest Snow on Earth?" I don't think so, at least not yet, not by a long shot. There's barely a skiff of snow anywhere; although, it is -19C this morning under a clear cold blue sky.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Not sure how this cap ended up at the shoreline frozen in the ice, but it looks like it will be there until the spring thaw. By the way, what emblem is on the cap? The Avalanche?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One Mile Bay frozen over. The main lake is still ice free.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nice scarecrow in downtown Arden, ON.

Monday, December 19, 2011

I was in Arden, ON, for a couple of hours on Sat. to pay respects at a friend's funeral. Arden is a tiny town south of Perth, off Highway 7 in "nowhere land." It seems to be a town that will be close to ghost town status in 10 years or so. It currently has 2 churches, a community hall and a Legion. The Legion doubles, a tiny bit, as a small small convenience store. The houses are dilapitated, and the ones for sale will probably never sell. I wonder how many other little towns there are like this that are succumbing to the move to urbanize.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Holidays sign from our local pub on the lake, The Portage.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Went for a hike up in the bush yesterday with the Ice Marshal and our hounds- a great trek! Here Sunny perches over a ravine looking down a hydro line.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Portage dock on One Mile Bay. The rest of the dock is made of floating sections, and they were removed in October.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Here's another photo from yesterday morning taken on One Mile Bay.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I took this photo this morning as I was looking down towards the mouth of One Mile Bay.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Early morning photo looking down One Mile Bay.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

It's been a rainy day here at the lake. This is one of 2 young deer that were out above our place checking out the salt at the edge of the road.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

We had our first snowfall of the season yesterday. Here's the view over the lake from the hot tub this morning.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Replaced all the old style Christmas lights at the top of the driveway with LEDs. They'll look more festive this week when the snow starts. It sure helps at night, though, as it's pretty dark out here.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

This is what the lake looked like a few days ago before the rain moved in. It'll probably be a while before we see the sunshine as wet weather and snow are moving into the region.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Great tree fort in the bush on a hill overlooking Trout Lake towards the south.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Relaxin' in the late afternoon autumn sun.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The off shore weeds in the lake sure do look golden in the late afternoon sun!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here's a view from today looking eastward down Trout Lake from Ingwerson's beach. What a beauty day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Budha on a stump - more yard "art" at our place.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Here's another example of the "yard art" we have all around the compound. This is on the wall of the garden shed.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ah, summer time!! It sure beats the crap out of the weather and season we're just entering. Hola, los tres amigos!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Funky Fungi, or is that Funki Fungi?

Monday, November 14, 2011

It may well be the middle of November, and by all rights here in the mid-north it's quite a ways past the plant growing season. However, these green shoots in the leaf litter didn't get the memo. They are green and vibrant. I wonder how they'll do after days of steady frost.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Looking east from "the compound."

Saturday, November 12, 2011

This is the entrance to our college that is not shared with Nipissing University, in other words the only entrance to our college that is exclusively our own. It, unfortunately, reflects the sad state of affairs inside the doors.

Friday, November 11, 2011

This is one of the path ways through the bush in our "back yard." A couple of hours of leaf blowing and some pruning is all the maintenance required.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gourds or squash? They look like monkey bums to me.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Nov. 8, 2011, 7:00am - Sunrise photo this morning from the deck.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

FIRST, and I really hope some techs and officials from bloger are reading this - sometimes this blogger program is a piece of CRAP!!! I tried 4 times to post these 5 pictures in the correct order, and each time the program decided the order the photos would appear, no rhyme or reason. The order I wanted was in the same order the photos were taken - BS if you ask me.
Anyway, it was a beautiful day, and I finally put the Fortuitous to bed, tarped her up for the winter while Sunny relaxed on the picnic table. Afterwards we went for a great hike in the bush.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Grandson Cody, Andrew and Gemma were cooking up a storm yesterday and today in our kitchen.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Not a lot of good came out of this late night work shop encounter, except a whole lot of fun!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Last Friday, the Ice Marshall, Mike and I hiked up the end of Viceroy Road (my street), and we toasted the day and the view over Trout Lake.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Weathering barn board on Mr. P.'s garden shed.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Looking north across Trout Lake from Mr. P.'s spread.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I just took this at 8:25am from our lower deck, just after sunrise. The heat of the lake is leaving in the form of mist.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Looking west down Main Street at noon hour yesterday.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We had a herd of deer visit us this morning. There were 5 in total - 4 in the photo and 1 ambled up the driveway.

Monday, October 24, 2011

On Friday we took the Fortuitous out of the water for the 2011 season. It's always more fun doing the opposite in the spring!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Here I am yesterday after our dock extraction. We took out 5 docks, a new record - take that Tim Horton's!
The Ice Marshall and Killer mug it up, pretending they have the last beer after dock #2 removal.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

It's a beautiful fall day - and it's dock removal day here at the lake. First we take out Franklin's dock, then Walpole's, then ours and finally the Simmons' dock. After all that we'll need a beverage or two.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Last day of 2011 with the Fortuitous in the water. Summer is over as today we took the Foruitous off the lake. There's a lot of cold and snow between now and when we launch her again.