Tuesday, December 31, 2013


It's that time of year again ... repairing the sled so you can drive it a while to repair it again, repeat.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


It's definitely winter here at the lake.  More snow is expected overnight, and then we will go into a deep freeze for quite a few days with temperatures dipping to -36C at night.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ice Candles

The Ice Candle "Factory" is back in business.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


It's difficult to take a picture of cold, but here's an attempt.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cruisin' in Havana

Cruisin' in a Ford in Havana, Cuba.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

East Central Cuba

Here's a "modern" farm vehicle in the east central part of Cuba.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Banyon Tree, Cuba

This picture is for the UC - a Banyon tree in Havana, Cuba.  These are fabulous looking trees.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ice On

This is just a quick snap with my iPhone of the newly formed ice on Trout Lake.  I'm not too impressed as it's at least 8-10 days earlier than normal, and it's -20C outside and going to get colder.  I know global climate change is a reality, I just thought it meant we would be getting warmer, not colder. 

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

One Mile Bay

One Mile Bay on Trout Lake is starting to freeze up; a bit early as far as I'm concerned.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CNR, North Bay

This CNR light standard stood on the CNR line that used to run through North Bay.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Key West, Fla

I sure would rather be down near this house or somewhere similar this winter than up here in the frozen north.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Skinny House

Skinny house, somewhere in North Bay

Monday, November 18, 2013

Havana, Cuba

On a nasty blustery day here in the mid-north, I decided to post a photo from one of our Cuba trips.  This was taken on the edge of Havana's downtown looking north towards the Caribean Sea.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Watch this 9/11 video

This video is a must see.  I've always believed 9/11 was more than it seemed.  The video describes how a lot of the official explanation of the collapse of the twin towers and tower 7 was a bunch of hoo-ee, or in other words, a load of crap.  See for your self:


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mid-Autumn, Trout Lake

Here's another view across Trout Lake this past weekend during our first snowfall.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Trout Lake Snow

Saturday snowfall over Trout Lake.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

First Snowfall

The first snowfall of the season as seen at Mr. P's "yard."

Thursday, November 07, 2013


Here it is ... Command Central.

Monday, November 04, 2013


X marks the spot, not sure why.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Mail Boxes

Here are a few of the mailboxes in the "hood."

Saturday, November 02, 2013

French River

A typical scene along the French River.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

RR Crossing

RR Crossing at North Himsworth.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

One Mile Bay

This is One Mile Bay yesterday just before we hauled out Walpole's boat for the season.  It looks way worse today as it's snowing and raining and really windy.  It should be fun today taking out the 3 docks that are on the schedule!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dock Out

This is the dock removal a couple of years ago.  We'll be doing this again this weekend.  I sure hope we get a similar sized crew this year.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


All the leaves are down.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dream Catcher

Now here's a great Dream Catcher.  It's about 3 feet in diameter and hangs from a pine tree at the Screaming Heads farm on Midlothian Road in Burks Falls, ON.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"Hanson Brothers"

An early "Hanson Brothers" photo.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Trout Lake Sunset, Oct. 9, 2013

I took these sunset photos last night with my iPhone before we settled in to watch the "after sunset" meteor shower.  The meteor shower was a bust - not even a drizzle - but the sunset was spectacular.  The photos have not been enhanced in any way.  They are raw from the iPhone.  The only thing I did was re-size them.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Crab Apples

It's that time of year again ... all the wild crab apples fall off the trees.

Saturday, October 05, 2013


The "control room" of a 1950s Cessna.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Midlothian Ridge Screaming Heads

Here are a few more of the "sculptures" of Screaming Heads at Midlothian Ridge.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Early Autumn, Trout Lake

I had Photoshop Elements stitch together 3 photos from my iPhone, after I played with them with Camera Plus.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Still Screaming

More Screaming Heads, this time in a kind of Stonehenge arrangement.  Check out this site for more information about the Screaming Heads: http://www.mmage.com/screamingheads/main.htm

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Screaming Heads

Here is one of the many Screaming Heads on Midlothian Road outside of Burks Falls, ON.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


This is the business end of the Cessna we flew in to capture some of the images from previous posts.  She's still airworthy, even at 50+ years old; however, the silver disc in the photo has a pretty worn belt that is responsible for prop turning, and on pre-flight inspection, I was, to say the least, a tad skeptical, bordering on worried.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

One Mile Bay

One Mile Bay, Trout Lake, Wed., Sept. 25, 8am.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Restaurant, Field, ON

This restaurant in Field, ON, looks a little past its expiry date.

Monday, September 23, 2013