Friday, September 27, 2013

More fall colours

Out and about with the camera taking some more fall pics.  Here's one from east of Gowganda.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Milky Way

Beautiful days and cool clear nites are great to get pics of the stars.  This is the Milky Way with some light painting on the trees done with a flashlight.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall colours

With the last couple of heavy frosts the trees are starting to turn colour.  Some pics from along the road.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Chasing the aurora borealis

Each time when the conditions are high I have been out looking for the northern lites again.  One night the clouds rolled in about ll:30pm and that was end of that night, a couple of days later on it was quite cool and the fog started coming up of the Miller Lake not much to see again. Here is one of the pics of all the stars, there is even an airplane moving thru.

Yesterday starting my walk I spotted a bright object in the north sky.  It turned out the be a large weather ballon that was let go in Timmins in the early morning and finally came down in Amos, Quebec.  This is a joint project with Canada and the French space agency studying the upper atmosphere.  When I got home I snapped this shot of it. You can just see the 1100kg package that is hanging below the balloon. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

On Wapus Creek

Out yesterday on Wapus Creek looking for ducks, taking pics and some fishing.  The pike I caught tasted good today. A look at the Notch Dam from the bottom end.  Later in the day a canoe came by with Doug Robinson and his wife Betty on the way to Gowganda, a great canoe trip.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Edith lake rapids

Out to take some pics of water levels at Edith Lake rapids.  Found some Rose hips enough to make some tea.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hint of fall in the air

Today you could almost feel fall around the corner. The flowers have started to wind down and bits of colour are showing up in the trees.  Geese have started to fly over the house now too.  Some of the lingering flowers Pearly everlastings, Large leafed aster and some Mountain Ash berries.