Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Catching up on some wood work

Still working to get the wood split and piled. May take a few more days if the weather doesn't cooperate. This will be firewood for two years from now. Added a couple of filters on this pic to make it a little more interesting.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Yukon pic

Along the Dempster Highway in the Yukon, this is all permafrost.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

More wet weather on the way

Two weeks ago we had great weather some days up to 20C+ days, sunny the best of fall weather. Last week cool wet with several mm. of rain, one day it never stopped there must have been at least 30mm that day even some large wet snowflakes. Now it will rain again tomorrow. The leaves are just about finished on the poplars now, the ground cover hasn't had enough frost yet to drop but its getting there. Here is a final picture of fall leaves taken at Leroy Lake with the camp boat still in the water.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Finally it has stopped raining

Lots of rain the last few days, nice to see a great sunset. Red skies at night sailors delight. Maybe.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall in the bog

Another pic from Leroy Lake.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Looking for Cranberries

Out to Leroy Lake for a paddle into a bog at the north end of the lake. I had been there earlier this summer and found some unripe cranberries. This being the Small Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos) the berries are small, red and really don't have much of a taste. I have heard that a good frost may improve that.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The things you see bird hunting

Out near Everett Lake grouse hunting when all of a sudden a water bomber goes over my head no more than 3 or 4 hundred feet. I learned later that the fire was near Highbluff Lake north of Longpoint Lake. I headed down to the shore of Everett Lake to watch him fill up and take off just about every 10 minutes. Here's a couple of pics. the plane is a Canadair CL-415 made by Bombardier it can scoop up 6,130 L. of water in 12 seconds.
Yesterday I drove up near Highbluff lake and didn't see any smoke.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Early morning pics

Here are a couple pics taken in the early morning of the lake. The top is a panorama so click and enlarge it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Last grass cutting of the year

The day has finally come to stop looking after the grass, as I was cutting I looked up and saw this flower still in bloom. I drove around it and decided to take a picture of it later. By the time I got finished I forgot where the flower was and convinced myself that I had finally run it over with the mower. Today I'm going down to the shed and here I find the plant all in one piece and unscathed. Its only a Daisy Fleabane but it was the only and maybe last flower that I would see in bloom this year so here it is.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Yesterdays sundown

Had to get out last night and get this pic with the reflection.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weather great today

The forecast is for a week of fairly good weather leading up to Thanksgiving. A couple of pics from this AM.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

First bit of snow

Yesterday the temperature started to go down, by morning it was just above O C. Large wet flakes were falling early this morning but did not last too long. A taste of things to come.