Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The weather yesterday looked as if we would get some rain but it held off all day. Left from Gowganda by truck and trailer to Hydro Creek where we unloaded and started the trip. This trail goes up the power line which runs from Otter Rapids on the Abitibi River south to Southern Ontario. We only did a portion to Haliday Lake and then over to Campbell Lake and back to Hydro Creek overall about 88km. Thanks to Mary Bullock and Faye Barnstaple for the goodies on the ride.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Back to the bog at Leroy lake, while walking across the floating vegetation came upon lots of Small Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos). Couldn't find to many that were ripe but will check back later. Not a lot of taste to the ones I tried.
A side note-- (Common Cranberry or Northern Cranberry) is widespread throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere. It has small 5–10 mm leaves. The flowers are dark pink, with a purple central spike, produced on finely hairy stems. The fruit is a small pale pink berry, with a refreshing sharp acidic flavour
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Haven't been up this way for a long time, lots of the old trails have disappeared after you cross the creek. The trail that goes north turns east and follows up the west side of Lost Lake. On the way back I found a Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) these were old fashioned garden flowers that are now a common weeds. This one was covered with blooms and about 1 m. high. The leaves when crushed are very aromatic.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Two days of hot, hot sun picking blueberries. Berries were small in sunny areas and a little bigger under some shade. Not like the crop of last year where you could pick a 4 litre ice cream container in 40 minutes. The same container this year took an hour and a half. A pic of processing some berries in the house and a shot of Davidson Lake.