Monday, December 31, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More fun and games at the "Compound"

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all from Trout Lake!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Taken on a pre-winter storm walk before "pool night" in Merrickville.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We had a great time with Brock Zeman at the Fox and Fiddle last week!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This is normally a clear view to the lake; however, the snow is all there is to see.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

I'm not too sure if this would pass the electrical safety inspection.

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Don Valley Brickworks

Thursday, December 06, 2012

And, of course, what's a trip to Toronto without some gazing skyward at the growth of the towers.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012



I love the architecture of the University of Toronto buildings.  And in a lot of the structures there are some "hidden gems."  These two sculptures are on either side of the doorway in the first photo.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012



Toronto Fire Station 131, just off Yonge Street, north of Bloor, but back in 1911 when it was built, it was Fire Station No. 24.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Often the interesting part of a tree is what is usually below the ground.

Friday, November 30, 2012



Well, you don't see this very often on your average city streets let alone Yonge Street in Toronto.

Thursday, November 29, 2012



The Don Valley Brickworks in Toronto is a pretty interesting place.  Among the various exhibits and things to see is this large one depicting the Toronto watershed.  The various rivers, streams, creeks and underground rivers are shown flowing through the city.  The green spaces or bush areas are the mossy bits on the exhibit, the major roadways are also indicated.  Apparantly it's a way more cool exhibit in the summer as all the water parts - rivers, streams, creeks and underground rivers - have water streaming down them.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Queen Street, Toronto, Shenanigans

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Over and out, Good Buddy!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Peaceful - from a month ago

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Rebel House bar on Yonge Street in Toronto.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Here's our view on the lake last night at sunset.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Great beer names - I particularly like the beer name "Antigravity Light Ale."

Thursday, November 08, 2012

C'mon, let's go for a walk.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Wahnapitae, ON,  just east of Sudbury

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Fall Sky Over Falconbridge Island

Thursday, November 01, 2012


Here are a couple of shots of some of the downed "Sandy" trees at our place.  I didn't take any other photos as I was more concerned with getting the chainsaw out and taking care of the mess.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We felt the effects of Hurricans Sandy on Monday night and into Tuesday - mostly steady high winds with huge gusts.  The wind was from the NE, and it produced whitecaps on the lake, which rarely occurs with winds from that direction.  We lost 16 trees from the strong winds.

Monday, October 29, 2012

This is the view of the Pickeral River, near the French River and Highway 69, from the fishing camp we stayed at last week.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The French River, Oct. 26, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Boathouse and Lighthouse on Trout Lake

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A pretty typical fall scene around our place.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Late fall boat cruise photo on Trout Lake.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sunny and I went on a short cruise on the Fortuitous this afternoon between the bouts of monsoon rain we've been having lately.  The colour of the leaves have passed their peak, but the birch, poplar and oak trees here on the section of land between Viceroy Road and West Peninsula Road still looks fabulous.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Late summer/early autumn flowers.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

There are not many green ferns left in the bush now.  They are mostly done in by the colder fall weather.