Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ATV ride to Spear Lake

Down the Spear Lake Rd to of all places Spear Lk.  Time for lunch and a picture on the shore and a pic of the lake. Return by snowmobile trail for a bit of a mud run and out the Indian Lake Rd and back to Duncan Lake where the trucks were left.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Farming area around Earlton, Ontario

Went for a trip to Earlton the farming area on the little clay belt.  Earlton is about 70km east of Gowganda as the crow flies.  Miles of crops can be seen grains, corn and canola are the most important.  Some of the crops are just now being harvested. 
Click of pic for panorama.

Friday, August 23, 2013

This mornings Aurora Borealis

Went out to Miller Lake around 10:30pm last night to watch the northern lights across the lake.  They were on and off from 11 to 1:30am and I finally left after not seeing anything more at 3:00am.  The brightness of the moon didn't help seeing the Aurora.

A view of me taking the pictures, it is a lot darker than what this picture looks.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

More pictures from the skies

Last night clear skies to see the International Space Station fly over our area.  If you are interested in looking for yourself go to this link to find when it will fly over your area.  It will tell you the time and the area to watch in the sky.  Later in the evening I even caught a meteor which I did not see until I looked the pictures.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Out looking for meteor shower

The meteor shower peaked on the 12th I have been out 3 times, saw a few on the 10th and the rest of the time clouds were in the way.  Last night it finally cleared I went out the back yard and looked for some time around midnite and a bit later then some clouds rolled in again.  I did get to take a couple of 30 second shots looking over the house at the Milky Way. Click to enlarge.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A view of Single Lake

Here is a look at the rest of Single Lake. I call it Single Lake as there is a snowmobile trail sign that says Single Lane.  The "N" in the Lane looks like a "K" on the sign.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Single Lake visit

Great day today, cool this AM and sunny.  Finally out for some pics.  At Single Lake some Meadowsweet  and a sign of things to come, Red Maples starting to turn colour.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bouche Rd. beaver pond

Something I have been wanting to  do for some time is put the canoe into the beaver pond on the Bouche Rd.  There are some floating bogs in the center that I wanted to check for plants.  One of the most interesting is the  Drosera, commonly known as the Sundews, comprise one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, with at least 194 species. Found mostly in boggy areas these plants lure, capture, and digest insects using stalked sticky glands covering their leaf surfaces. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which they grow.  Here is a link to a Youtube clip showing a Sundew eating a bug.