Sunday, May 27, 2012

Swallowtail butterfly

The lilacs this year were just covered with bumblebees, wasps, moths and butterflys especially the Swallowtail butterfly as you see here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fires still burning

Perfect weather for fires, very hot, a low humidity, dry forest and wind.  Another fire has now started south of Gogama.  Kirkland Lake is waiting for the call to evacuate if the fire gets any closer.  Rain may start next Sunday a long way off.
Here are some blueberry blossoms I seen coming back from the Osprey nest.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Great weather today

Yesterday afternoon we had quite a thunderstorm and shower.  Most of the water was just sucked into the ground it is so dry.  To the northeast there is a large fire threatening Kirkland Lake and out to the west near Gogama the fire stretches 45 km north to south (21,000 ha.) the largest in the province.  Lightning strikes from yesterday will start to show in a couple of days, with no rain in sight for the week.  Hopefully none around here.
Out this AM taking some pics of the Osprey nest I found a couple of weeks ago, they may have an egg  but are still building the nest.  Here's one with a branch for the nest.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Butterfly feeding on lilacs

The butterfly is upside down and feeding on the pollen below.  Look close and you will see the feeding tube.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

First run with the boat this year

Testing the motor the other day so it will be ready for fishing .  Headed down to the falls at the south end of the lake.  Took the camera for a few pics too.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Supermoon tonight

Today is the day the moon is 26,000 km closer to the earth making it look 14% bigger.  This was taken tonight just after moonrise.
 This is about 45min later as it got further up in the sky and finally disappeared behind the cloud cover.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lilac blossoms just emerging

With the warm weather and a bit of rain lilacs are just starting to open, here's a close up.