Thursday, March 31, 2011

Perhaps the sign should have included "No Hunting' as well. A bit surprising, also, since this is located within city limits with a couple of houses within 100-200 meters.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here's the back of the truck after the Toronto dash last week. Very definitely time for rain or a wash.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OK, here we go with another in the series "what have we got here?" Any guesses?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring - Hopefully we will now get days above 0C so that scenes like this will be set aside until next winter.
Granite slabs, from Italy no less, for kitchen counter tops. Eeny, meeny, miney ...
... moe.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A visit to the Bass Pro Shop in Vaughn off Highway 400 is a must visit. The huge aquarium contains many large and huge fish native to the waters of Ontario. Visible here are a few Gar, each about 3 feet long.

Friday, March 25, 2011

This is a UC inspired post. What the heck is "Immediate customer parking while on premises?"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunny, the wonder dog, is an able co-pilot and navigator, but all bets are off is she spots another 4 legged critter.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The plan was to play a bit of shiny on the lake on the last afternoon of winter. The previous day's ice conditions were perfect; however, the day of "play" had some sun which warmed the ice surface so that skating was not possible. We were undeterred, and we played some shiny in our boots on the lake. Then we "burned" the afternoon away as seen in yesterday's post.

Monday, March 21, 2011

So what did you do during the last few hours of winter? We burned the last few hours away.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Havana, Cuba

We are planning a spring trip to Cuba to visit more of the island - Santiago, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here's a little fixer-upper from London at the bottom of Waterloo Street near the Thames River. I'm sure it could be had for a song.

Friday, March 18, 2011

This is the view from the deck about 15 minutes ago on the first day since last fall of 12 hours of daylight. The lake ice is starting to deteriorate after 2 days of melting and heavy rain yesterday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

This is a little creek just north of the village of Burrit's Rapids on the Rideau River between Merrickville and Kemptville. With the recent warm temperatures and rain, it should be flowing furiously right now.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

That's it. Keep right on melting!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

There's a lot of this going on - melting of ice under the direct sun, then re-freezing overnight. The whole melting process can't happen soon enough for me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

With the "expected" warmer temperatures this week, hopefully this type of scene in the bush behind our place will be a bit different soon.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville, ON
The spire on this church is similar to the spires of the Catholic churches in the small towns of Quebec along the St. Lawrence River. Not too surprising as the Anglican Church is sort of the Protestant equivalent of the Catholic Church.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Here's another Heritage building in Kemptville still in use. Too bad there aren't many stone masons around anymore to build buildings like this now.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Old brick and stone building in "lovely" Kemptville, ON.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Hopefully the weather starts "turning" soon, and spring starts to "invade."

Monday, March 07, 2011

Here is the gang from this year's "lovely" Kemptville Lahr Reunion Team & Hooters Extravaganza! Yeehaw!!

Friday, March 04, 2011

All eyes in the hockey world will be on "lovely" Kemptville this weekend as the Lahr Junior Canadians Reunion Team & Hooters bring their show to town. Look out Hooterville!!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The beach area at Portage Park remains ready for the summer, even though it's still a long ways away until bathers need to concern themselves with swimmers' itch.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Getta load of the moss and fungi on this tree, and all on the north side of the tree.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Killer Strawberries Hockey and Gentlemen's Club last night in the semi-finals - 365 years of on ice hockey experience, you'd think we'd know better.