Monday, March 28, 2011

Back from Sudbury

Not much warmer in Sudbury as it was in Gowganda. Low night temperatures with slow rising day temps and winds make for cold days, kripes it's the end of March. Not a lot of pic taking these days but a few taken remotely with my camera right at the feeder. The first bird is a pine siskin. This year between the Redpolls, Siskins and Grosbeaks they have eaten about 200 lbs of black sunflower seeds.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Into town today

As you know I dislike going to town, it takes more time driving to than the shopping. I usually only make the trip every two weeks if I could get away with it would be once a month. Anyway these pictures are just west of New Liskeard on Highway 65 and is a huge outcrop right next to the clay belt. It's called Hooper's Hill or I have heard it called Triangle Hill, there is a hiking path to the top that should yield some good pics one day.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Picture of the moon at its closest to earth

This link will give you all you need to know. This pic is from the front yard.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Feels like spring finally

This AM sun very bright and you could feel the heat. During the day it got warm enough to melt quite a bit of the driveway. The snow is going down quickly, tomorrow it will rain that will knock the snow down.
I spent the day doing more drywall, the ceiling is finished and all the walls are up.This is all I can do for now. Time for the mudding and sanding.
Took a few pics down by the store and one of the new toy in town the new trail groomer said to cost over $150,ooo. To bad the season was too short and a lack of snow, maybe next year.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Down the highway again

Out for some pics of the snowy landscape. Nice to see the fresh fallen snow with no tracks through it. When this all melts it will be good for the lakes and forests, last year we had very dry conditions in the spring. Click on the top one for a panorama view.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More snow

Yesterday another 25+cm of snow, lots of snowblowing and again this morning. In the last three days there has been over 45cm if not more of heavy snow. That's Wayne Durling wrangling the snowblower. Tonight it will go to -11C. This load of snow will start to make the lakes slushy.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Morning surprise

Surprise, surprise another 12+cm upon waking this AM. Rest of the day warm and wet with more flurries/rain to come.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New cut east of town

Walked into a new cut just east of town, the start of the road is one from a cut years ago and they have extended it to just short of Stumpy lake. This will only be a winter haul road and they will be closing it up with berms etc. It also goes through quite a few wet spots too. The cut starts about 3km down from the highway. Lots of wood cut ready to haul before the road breaks up. I never made all the way to the end of the road so they must be still cutting further down. Couple of pics of the cut area and a delimber.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Not much going on

Quiet today, bit of lite snow in the AM and cloudy most of the rest of the day with a cool nip in the wind. Over to the curling rink and the firehall today to clean up some snow. Thought I'd take a pic of both.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The winds of March coming in like a lion

Finally got the drywall on behind the stairs not a fun job. All that is left is the short ceiling sections and that will be it for a while. Out this AM for a trek into Miller Lake on the snowmobile trail. Staying out of the very strong south wind you can sort of feel the heat in the sun if you are out of the wind. Couple of pics walking in, one on the lake east of the landing and another old car which I haven't seen before probably watching the trail while ATVing or the brush and leaves that would cover it in the summer. I believe it is a 37 Plymouth 4 door. Notice the rear door is a suicide door. I leave this open to the old car experts to tell me differently.