Friday, December 21, 2012

It's that time of year again

Hope everyone has safe and great Christmas and New Year

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Check this out

Here's a bit of a change.  They are called word clouds.  This is from a website called Wordle where you put a number of words in the box and it spits them out over and over in different configurations. After you find one you like you can print it out or screen capture it.  You may find a use for it. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snow pics around the yard

Just a few pics of the snow around the yard today.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another from last week

Just coming back from taking the pics of the Notch Dam and the sun was starting to set, this is taken west of Firth Lake.  This is a panorama of 2 pics so be sure to click on the pic.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snow on the ground and cold

Yesterday we had about 10+cm of snow and a couple of -20C nites.  The ice should be firming up.  Before the snow I was at the Notch Dam where Duncan Lake flows out to the Montreal River at Wapus Creek. 

The water was calm and low on the river side and the rock walls were covered in ice.  The picture taken of the river looks as though I was in the water but I was dangling out over the rocks on the side to take the shot.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Mild again today

Out highway 560 west again today stopped at Hedlund Marsh and took a couple of pics.  Ended up down at Duncan Lake and the Notch Dam too more pics coming

Thursday, December 6, 2012

North Arm of Gowganda Lake

North Arm of Gowganda Lake
(click on pic)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This AM it was 9C right now at 10PM -3C

Big weather changes overnight and today, most of the snow is gone in town but still a bit in the bush.  The ice has stayed on the lake even with the winds today. This is a pic I took this afternoon just off the highway at Single Lake. Click for bigger pic.

Friday, November 30, 2012

After last night's cold snap

It appears that the lake is frozen from one end to the other.  The first picture is from outlook point just before sundown tonight, the other with my tele lens from the same spot to the fire tower just visible on top of the high hill  18km away.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Today's ice in Banker's Bay

Here is a shot this afternoon taken from just in front of the Lions Hall (Museum Building). Click on picture to enlarge.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Getting close to ice over

The last couple of days the night time temps have been well below zero.  Ice is starting to form in the bays and have covered some.  Tonight it will be still and cold, we may have a skim over all the lake.  Here is a pic as the sun just went down.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Some pics from going to the dump

Had to make a dump run today as the garage was starting to get a little high with the warm weather.  Stopped along the way to take some pictures and look into a few areas I wanted to check out.  The first is at the boat launch at Longpoint Lake and the other at Lost Lake.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Portage clean up between Burke and Edith Lake

Here is a longer video I took yesterday after cleaning up the portage.  This one is a little longer and a bit shaky but I'm finding out what I have to do to make them better. There are too many changes when doing video compared to composing a photograph, but its working out better every one.  Enjoy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Misty morning hunt

One of the days after a night of rain produced this picture on my deer stand, good thing I had my camera. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Back from deer hunting

Just back from a week of deer hunting west of Parry Sound.  No deer were hurt while carrying the gun.  Lots of pictures taken and a good time with old friends.  This is a waterfall on the Sequin River  close to where we were hunting.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Drove down the Edith Lake Rd after the wet snow of last night and this morning.  Still lots of snow hanging around in the afternoon.

Took the  portage north from Edith up to Burke lake, this pic is where Burke just starts to split in two and then flow down towards Edith.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Edith Lake

While up at Edith Lake during the warm spell last week,  I noticed all the Red Osier Dogwood had sprouted one leaf right at the top of the stems, a sign of spring I don't think so looking out of the window today.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Winter is coming

It's that time of year when you can finally see through the bush and undergrowth, a good time for grouse hunting.  The last couple of days and a good wind just about cleaned the trees of leaves. A couple of heavy frosts and colder weather forecasts winter is approaching.  Here is a shot of the beaver pond on the Bouche Rd.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Another stop motion test

Here's one from some cutting up a fallen tree.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

On my way to town this morning

I don't like going to town but today there was time for some pictures of the farmlands.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Snowy and wet

Up to the mine road today to look around, damp, cool and quite miserable.  This is what is left of the Millerette mine at O'Brien east of town.

Friday, October 12, 2012

This was this morning

A few more centimeters fell last night.

Back from Sudbury

Been down to Subury to visit family and take in the leaf colours.  Just got there in time and couple of days later the best of the colours were over.  Home for a couple of days and several cms. of snow today.  Here is a pic just as it was starting.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The best of the colours

First of all I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. With the weather changing today and the winds picking up lots of the leaves are starting to fall.  Cold weather possibly some snow in the forecast.  Moose hunting starts on Saturday with many hunters going thru town yesterday and today.

Monday, October 1, 2012

October and the daisies are still blooming

October and 20°C and some flowers are still coming out.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gowganda Lake

A few pictures of Gowganda Lake and its many kilometers of shoreline.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Out on the lake today

Have been hoping for a good day to get out on the lake for 2 reasons take some pictures and maybe catch a fish.  Good luck today I bought in my limit of pictures.  Great day for pics around the lake and my luck a female Loon with her chick.  It's getting late in the season for one so young but it will be airborne soon.  When I was taking pics of the young one the adult swam out of sight down the lake, finally the chick looked around for her and headed south swimming.  Maybe the adult is trying to break the bond.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finally the sun comes out

Here are a couple from near LeRoy Lake.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rainy days

Lots of rain this week the lake level has come up a bit finally.  Tonight a great rainbow when the sun was setting.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall colours

Some of the fall colours coming out.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Trying something new--stop motion

 This is done by taking several pictures of the same scene in this test about 85 pictures and individually timing each one to show for 0.1 sec and making a video of them. It's easier done than said.  Just trying something new.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Viper's Bugloss or Blueweed

Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) still in bloom found along the highways and bush roads.
Viper's Bugloss was said of old to be an expellent of poisons and venom, and to cure the bites of a viper, hence its name.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mushroom symbiosis

Walking down along the rivers edge is very shaded with lots of moss and very large mushrooms, here is a group living at the base of a mossy tree.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Montreal River north of bridge

With all the lack of water this year the river is very low.  I hiked up the west side of the river at the bridge and took this pic (not an HDR).  This picture was taken with a very slow shutter speed. I ended up hiking up to Burk Lake and never got my feet wet.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Old Rock fall at Diabase Lake

On the west side of Diabase lake there is a cliff that overlooks the lake, in the winter I fish near there.  Went in and took some pictures of the rock fall at the north end of the cliff, it's cool, wet and in the shadows for most of the afternoons.  Lots of mosses, lichens, small plants and mushrooms growing in there.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Edith lake 2

Just working on some pics, this is Edith Lake with a texture as a base .