Wednesday, February 23, 2011

First fishing trip

Last evening the forecast said it would be about -2C today, it went down to -20C overnite. I waited until about 10:00am this AM and it was begining to warm up so off I went. Within 15 minutes a couple of small pike which I released. After that it was all downhill the wind came up the shadows moved in and the temp. dropped. I headed home about 2:00pm. This is the earliest I have iced fished in this lake, I think I will wait until my usual time about mid March when you can actually feel the sun. I'm sure the fish will be on the move then too.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Walking Spear Lake Rd

Rushed to get work done in the house this AM so I could get out after lunch. Great day sunny and warmer. Couple of pics along the way.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Walking on Everett Lake Rd

In the house too long, out to the Everett Lake Rd for a walk. I figured it would be out of the wind but it still seem to find me which ever way I moved. Just a couple of pics along the way.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Warm, Melting, Rain, Windy, Cold, Ice

Well after a few days of warmth we are right back where we were with cold temps, wind and lots of it. After all the melting there is alot of bad ice around, not to good for walking around and the snow has just got crusty. The pic in front of my doorway is an example of what is everywhere.
Well I finally got my new computer after they said they couldn't find what was going on with the old one. We struck a deal and voila a new updated computer with all the bells and whistles. I'm still putting programs and data in from the old one and getting used to it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Windy and snowing again

This AM the wind was blowing the snow just about as hard as it could, some drifting right up the garage door. Overall there's probably another 10cm easily. By 10:00am or so the sun started to shine and it was crisp and clear. One of those days where you had to squint to see. Just a couple of pics around the yard.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lots of snow this AM

Finally in turns warmer and down comes the snow close to 18-20 cm. This probably brings the total snow close to 45 cm. Time to get out for a short snowshoe after blowing the snow out of the driveway. Up to the beaver pond on the Bouche cut road and couple of pics of winter (not a mallow as ML points out it is an Evening Primrose, thank you ML) and cattails.

Friday, February 11, 2011

More pics from Diabase Lake

Just a couple more from Diabase. A dead Jack Pine full of cones just waiting for a fire so the cones will open up and two sets of snowshoe tracks one from the Snowshoe Hare and one from a snowshoe I suspect.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Out for a quick snowshoe

A short trip into Diabase Lake, keeping out of the wind most of the way. Snow level has come up but still just enough. Sun finally showed and took a few pics.

Monday, February 7, 2011

More tearing down

Some more tearing apart of the kitchen, going to be fun putting new drywall behind the stairs.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finally a great idea for carrying your camera

In this picture you can see my new camera vest, it does away with the heavy camera strap around your neck. It also does away with it jumping all over the place and whacking you on the chest while hiking.
The vest fits over your shoulders, and a strap around the bottom. The camera has a button that slides into the grove on the vest. You put the camera in and out at right angles and the rest of the time it locks the camera to the vest. This is made by Cotton Carrier a company in British Coloumbia. The site will show you better how it works. It will work great in a canoe or while hiking, skiing or snowshoeing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Out for a ride

Went for a drive today to get the dust out of my head. The weather has warmed up but the wind would sweep you off your feet. Headed out to Hydro Ck. and back and snapped a few pics.
I think the winds over the years have shaped this White Pine and a pic of some open water on the Wapus (not because it has warmed up but the shallowness and flow of water).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Bunting

Here's one I don't see to often at the feeder, all by himself and stayed for a couple of days. Usually seen when driving on the roads in large to small flocks.