Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Well it's time to wipe the slate clean for another year and start again. Hopefully all will be well around the world and Gowganda. Happy New Year to everyone.

Out on the snowshoes and up to McIntosh Lake for the first time, spent a lot of time going around close to the shore as the ice was cracking and bending in some spots. There are a lot of marshy areas and runoff coming in around the edges which make it soft in some spots.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sunny and bright this AM

Out for a short while along the road west of town for some pictures. The temperature has moderated abit after yesterdays cold snap.
The first one is the Montreal River at the bridge looking north and the second out at Hedlund's marsh.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back from Lindsay yesterday

Back home about 4:00 PM yesterday after leaving about 9:45 AM from Lindsay. Roads wet and dirty all the way up until New Liskeard and then the sun almost came out. Great to be back although this AM was windy and cold with temps now down to -20C and windchill of -33C a far cry from Lindsay temps of above 0C and raining.
A picture of some of the night decorations in Lindsay and one of Carol and Brian's house.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from Lindsay

Spending Christmas with my sister and family in Lindsay. Kate is working at the resort all of the holidays and Jeremy and family busy in Sudbury. Will catch up to them in January.
Today's pic is what will be on some peoples minds for tomorrow, this was taken in Minden a couple of days ago at Ron Cook's place, he has a resident flock there and calls them "the girls". Again have great Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hard going thru the bush

Out for a walk yesterday on the sshoes again trying out a new harness. Taking a little time to get used to. Took a sidetrip without the sshoes thru the bush to Diabase lake, hard going with all the snow in the trees. Went out on the ice a short distance but there was too much cracking going on for my comfort level. Will wait until January before any fishing for me.
Will be on the road tomorrow for a few days, will try to post along the way with some pics. A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dull and cloudy today

Temperatures up today but very blah sky all day. Lot of lights through town now, its getting to look a little Christmas like. No extra snow amounts since last post.
Picked out an picture from a couple of weeks ago just before the ice set it, the small island in Bankers Bay.

Monday, December 14, 2009

This happens to my feet every winter

I don't know what happens but as soon as there's some snow this seems to happen every winter. This year it's earlier and not quite as much snow but it just happens. Went out to the Bouche Rd west of town and mushed up about 2km. and then back down. Only about 8-10 inches of snow but its good to get some exercise. Just enough to get the dust off the snowshoes.
A pic of the creek that flows out of the beaver dam.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Missed the big one

The storm that hit central Ontario a couple of days ago missed Gowganda. We had about 20 cm. of snow and lots of drifting from the winds fortunately the clean up was quite easy with a couple of days of snowblowing.
Kate in Huntsville said her car was buried so deep that she couldn't even see it the morning after. Parking lots were not cleared out and few made it to work at the resort. Even the trucks coming from Toronto with the fresh produce and meat never made it.
Today's weather was mostly sunny with temperatures moderating quite nice. A couple of pictures from today.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lots of snow on the way

Starting tonight we are in a winter storm warning for this area. The storm, all the way from South western USA is expected to dump 15 to 25 cm of snow here along with high winds later on. Finally we can get the snowblowers out they have been idling in the garage long enough.
Here are a couple of snow pics from the other day up the Edith Lake Rd.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Visitor to the feeder

Not to much melting going on today. Lows tonight forecast around -12C. Time to put another log or two in the furnace.
Hairy woodpecker loving the new suet and seed block below the feeder.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Looks a lot like winter

About 10cm of snow here this AM, not enough to get the snowblower out yet. Some of the bays in the bigger lakes have a layer of ice across them and small ponds are solid all the way. I guess all good things come to an end as we are expecting more tomorrow too.
Out to the beaver pond at the Bouche Rd it was frozen right across. Some rose hips and alder cones along the edge of the road to Edith Lake. Click on the beaver pond it is a panorama.