Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Need to see a little blue sky

Been pretty dull and damp for the last several days. Thought I could find a pic with some clear sky, here's one with some great clouds around the towers.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Who is eating the bread crumbs

Finally found out who was eating the bread I was throwing out. A Canada Jay, Whiskey-jack or meat bird.

Friday, October 23, 2009

From snow to freezing rain

Today remained fairly cool with a brisk wind. Tonight the sound of freezing rain on the windows isn't pleasant. I pulled out the generator and got it ready to go. With the wood furnace going I don't like it when the electricity fails. The fan has to keep going to keep the firebox cool.
After seeing the early morning sunrise I should have expected this weather. As they say red skys at night sailors delight, red skys in the morning sailors take warning. This is this AM's sunrise.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's too early

Looked out the window last night around 10:00PM didn't look too bad. This AM was another story. Lots of snow could hardly open my storm door to get out. Shovelled out the door and a path to the garage. Finally the snow plow came through and plowed in the end of the driveway. Got that all cleaned up and another came through talk about Murphy's Law. Got out the tape measure there was 15cm.
By late this afternoon there was a hint of sunshine coming through.

Monday, October 19, 2009

From Crane Lake lookout

Another from the ATV ride Crane Lake to Roadhouse Rd. Nice weather today 12C with a little cloud, just right for getting some loads of wood. Days are drawing in so quickly now it's sundown by 6:30pm and sunrise around 7:45am.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Outlook Point/Forestry Point

Out early yesterday AM taking some pics with the sun coming up. This one of Outlook Point looked better in black and white and then I used a sepia preset.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Getting up to speed again

Out for an ATV trip south from highway 560 on the Crane Lake Rd around to the Roadhouse Rd. Great day a little chilly but the sun and clear skys finally came out in the afternoon. The fall colours were great, lots of frost in the ground in the AM. A good deep frost with a wind will likely take a lot of the leaves away.
Pictures of Bear River near just off 560, some fall pitcher plants near Crane Lake, and a small waterfall at the same spot.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Finally the sun but not for long

A bit of sunshine if only for a short while got me out early taking some pics. The trees are now at their best after this it's all down hill. Cooler weather down to -5C will put an end to the colours.Finally the top light on the new tower is blinking over Gowganda, final tune up of the tower will begins Tuesday. The new hi speed is all that it was supposed to be and allows many people in town the opportunity to get the information they want without waiting.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ATV ride to Obushkon Lake

My cousin Gord Clark and I went for a ride up to Obushkon Lake to get some pictures of the leaves, in the rain of course. While up on a high point I took this panorama shot of the area. Another of Gord, prospector in training.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Still the same old weather

Been dodging in between rain showers now for several days. It seems you just get started and down it comes. The outlook is not good for awhile, so will have to put up with it. Into town today ptui, ptui. Needed some new food and a couple of other chores but was still not pleasant. I suspect having to go over 200km. doesn't help especially with the price of gas.

Here are couple of more pics from the last batch. Looking down on some Water-shield and overlooking a marsh that is changing colours too.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October colours

Lots of rain the last few days and with more in the forecast. Temperatures are cool at night but are warming during the day. The leaves are turning real fast now. Went out in the rain and tried to get some colourful pics but hard to do when it's pouring out.
Some colours in one of the cutovers that have a lot of red maple regeneration and some on the ground with this British Soldier Lichen.