Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 08, 2016


Late fall sunset over the entrance to One Mile Bay on Trout Lake.

Monday, November 28, 2016


Old phone booth, minus glass, on the main business street of Merrickville, ON, in front of the Goose and Gridiron.

Friday, November 25, 2016

'47 Dodge

'47 Dodge, sitting the long wait for a "tune up."

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

'47 Dodge

This is the front "logo" of a 1947 Dodge.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fluid Drive

Fluid Drive on the rear bumper of a '47 Dodge, as seen just outside Merrickville.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mid-November Cloud Reflections

It's a beauty day today, so I went for a paddle along the lake shore. It was quite warm and very still, and I even heard a few late-leaving loons calling.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

It's Closing Time

Leonard Cohen 1934-2016  RIP

It's Closing Time

Saturday, November 05, 2016


I'm not sure what type of mushrooms these are, but they look interesting.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Leaf Litter

Nothing like freshly fallen leaves on the trails.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Fall Colours

I took this looking east down Four Mile Bay of Trout Lake last week after I took the Fortuitous out of the water for the season.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


It was a misty morning at the Poonamalie Lock on the Rideau River.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Rideau River Panorama

This is a panorama photo of the Rideau River looking downstream a few kilometers from Smiths Falls.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Rideau Canal

This is the part of the Rideau Canal that leads upriver to the Poonamalie Lock at the beginning of Rideau Lake.  We spent 4 days cruising the system from Merrickville up to the end of Big Rideau Lake and back - Fabulous excursion!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Black Snake Root

This late summer bloomer, Black Snake Root, sure attracts the bees, who, I'm sure, are ecstatic as there are few flowers in bloom this time of year.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lake Shore Grasses

These lake shore grasses look like stalks of gold.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Float Plane

Here's the float plane I was on from which I took the pictures posted below.  She's a 50 year old beauty.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lake Nipissing

Here's a view from our float plane flight the other day of Lake Nipissing looking west towards the Manitou Islands and the French River.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Trout Lake

I went for a float plane flight yesterday afternoon with Butcher Brophey.  We flew over the city for a bit and then flew east over Trout Lake and down the Mattawa River system.  This a view looking east over Trout Lake.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Blue Flag

I love these flowers, and, unfortunately, so do the deer.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Summer Dock

It's been a fabulous summer for spending time on the dock and in the water - sure hope it continues for much longer.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

French River Morning

What a beautiful view to wake up to, from our Upper French River canoe/kayak trip in June.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

French River Sunset

Sunset on the French River June 28, 2016 - another great canoe trip with Freight Train and the Butcher.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Full Moon

Full moon over Trout Lake on the Summer Solstice.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Beaver Pond

This beaver pond is just above Lake Mazinaw near Bon Echo Provincial Park.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Coolest VW

This car is in great shape, at least on the outside, parked in the "6".

Monday, May 30, 2016

Blue Jays Win

A great afternoon with these guys watching the Blue Jays come back and win over the Red Sox.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Stompin' Tom

This is, I'm pretty sure, a statue of Stompin' Tom in front of the Sudbury Arena.  There is no name attached to it, but the board the statue is stompin' is a give away.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

We Are the World

Another wall mural from downtown Sudbury, on Elgin Street.

Friday, May 06, 2016


Here's another wall mural from downtown Sudbury.  This one is pretty large and includes the 3 bike "sculptures" that are actual size.

Thursday, May 05, 2016


Moose in Paradise, wall mural in downtown Sudbury.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016


Hairdressing sign in Downtown Sudbury.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Sudbury For Sale

I was biking for a couple of hours in Sudbury yesterday and noticed the water tower.  Is it for sale, or is Sudbury open for buyers?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ice Melting on Bay

The ice is finally starting to melt on Trout Lake as seen here on 4 Mile Bay yesterday.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lake Nipissing Ice, King's Landing, North Bay, ON

This is a photo from 10 years ago taken around this time of year as the ice broke up on Lake Nipissing.

Saturday, April 09, 2016


I bought this 45rpm record on the Champs Elysee in Paris in 1971.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Trout Lake Evening

We went for a stroll along Trout Lake on Viceroy Rd. the other night, and the view was fabulous!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lahr Reunion Team and Hooters XX March 5, 2016

This year's version of the Lahr Reunion Team and Hooters XX Dos Equis - Stay Thirsty was a resounding success, as always.  Great friends, great times, lots of laughs.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Beach Tree

Beach tree, as in location, not species.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ice Fishing Shacks

Lake Nipissing ice fishing shacks

Thursday, February 18, 2016

White Spruce Tree

This white spruce has most of its lower branches devoid of needles, but it's far from dying.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Winter Wear for Wine

It's been so cold, even the wine has to dress for it.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Duchesnay Creek

Water is still flowing down Duchesnay Creek on a cold February morning.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lake Nipissing Sunset

After playing hockey yesterday afternoon, I scooted down to the lake to catch the sunset.  I wasn't as early as I'd like to have been due to an inconvenient, for me, traffic light.  Even so, as usual on Lake Nipissing, the sunset was great.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lighthouse, Calander Bay

I always wanted to go to this island in Calander Bay and check out the lighthouse, but never did, and it has since been destroyed by high winds and then dismantled and taken away.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bush Walk

Gorgeous afternoon for a walk in the bush, before it gets stupid cold again.

Friday, January 08, 2016


Sunrise over Trout Lake this morning, a day or two before it's supposed to get quite cold.