Sunday, July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wood Shed

This is our wood/drive shed I built using cedar poles, from the Ottawa Valley ice storm, as 2x4s and 4x4s.  The exterior is rough spruce from concrete forms, and the doors are cedar fence slats.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pre-Storm Dock

Our dock just before a recent storm.

Monday, July 22, 2013


Sunny drops the ball in the lake because we're too slow to toss it for her.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lake Nipissing

Lake Nipissing on Friday after the storm rolled through the area.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ottawa River

 These are views from Thorn, ON, on the Ottawa River looking downstream.

There are hundreds of old stumps in the Ottawa River.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


It's not big, about the size of a looney, but this rose is one of the very few in our gardens that the deer haven't eaten.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Old boat (Fortuitous, '87 Tempest), old dock ('99), old tire (Firestone '82), new photo (07/13/13).

Monday, July 15, 2013

Painted Turtle

While we were fishing last week, Killer caught this painted turtle using a hook and worm.  Fortunately for the little guy, the hook was easily removed, and he was soon on his way.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flag Chairs

These dock chairs staged as the Canadian flag look great.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Water Bomber

This bomber landed just off our dock the other day, then taxi-ed down the lake a bit and took off.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ottawa River, Thorn, ON

This is a view along the Ottawa River near Thorn, ON, looking towards Temiskaming, PQ.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Wildflowers on our path down to the lake.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Canada Day Weekend

Pickin' and a-grinnin' on Saturday night around the campfire.