Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tonights moon

Here's one of the moon a day late of the supermoon.
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More from Edith Lake

Here's a common plant around moss and damp sites Creeping Snowberries (Gaultheria hispidula).                

Friday, August 28, 2015

Warmer yesterday

Got all my wood covered up for the winter, finally.  This is wood that I will use two years from now.  Nice to have that all finished up.
The sun came out in the afternoon and it warmed up a bit too.  Took the ATV out to the Edith Lake Rd. for a look at the river to see how fast the current was going.  I thought it would be worse but it's not that bad.  Ending up going up the trail towards Obushkon but didn't get to far as there were lots of pics to take. A great Black Spruce area with lots of mosses, plants and mushrooms.
Here is some that were on the trail, these are very small but a great colour.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Haven't seen a lot of the sun lately

The summary for this week so far is cloudy skies, rain and drizzle and getting a little cooler.  Tomorrow the sun may shine and be a little warmer.  This is the last known record of the sundown for some time.  It's amazing how far south the sun has traveled already. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hummingbirds at the window

Trying some new views with the GoPro, this one up close and personal. The glass in the window makes it a little blury

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cool and wet

Cooler today with scattered showers better than the heat we had a couple of days ago.  Have finally checked all the video and pictures I took of the Perseid meteor shower a few evenings back.  I saw 7 meteors but the camera never caught any of it. By 2:00 am I rigged the GoPro overnite to cover another couple of hours, nothing on film.  I did take some pics of the Milky Way in the south west skies.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Back to Clark Lake

Have been trying to get back to Clark Lake to check out the Arethusa Orchid not going to happen this year.  I have decided and looked into many field guides that I have not got the right flower.  My pictures were taken leaning over the canoe, with the wind blowing me away from the side of the floating bog.  Sorry to say I should have taken more than the two I have.  Have cleaned up the best one with Photoshop to try and sharpen it a bit.  This is what came out of that editing.  From what I see now I believe it's a Rose Pogonia (Pogonia ophioglossoides).  I'm going to go to the expert on this ML who watches when I make mistakes.  I am glad to have her help me in cases like this.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Computer home finally

Finally home with the patient, had a hard drive transplant and several other critical areas fixed.  I guess it was getting to old.  Once home had to start and put in all my programs, the doctor installed some too.  Any way 2 days of care and working on it, it's close to getting back to work.
Just some pics of LeRoy Lake checking out the bog looking for cranberries.  While there 2 Sandhill Cranes walk past, I will check it out next spring there may be a nest.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Main computer in the hospital for a few days

Computer has flu, until he gets better more blogs will appear.  Hope it's not catchy.  Doctor will phone tomorrow with results, so he says. ML will get back to you later re plant.  Bill

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Retracted the Arethusa, will have to go back and see more of the plant

I will try and go back this week or so to get some more info on the plant that was on the blog yesterday.  Need to study it a bit better yet.  There is a plant very similar to Arethusa that needs another look at.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Looking for the start of this years canoe trip

Our canoe trip this year might start near Cryderman Lake which is on 560 just east of Shining Tree.  I put in at Cryderman and went south down Chlorus Creek and portaged into Clark Lake which is a stream with bog and beaver dams.  I stopped for lunch and took some pics, this plant is called Pale Corydalis.  It's a biennial that grows granitic rock barrens.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Back from a month off

Been off the blog for a month for some R&R.  It's been the longest time since 2008.  Now will get some pics on the blog again and news.
It has been very dry and hot the rain seems to pass either North or South of us.  The blueberry crop has suffered from the heat and dryness.  Hopefully some of the later berries will make it.
The last couple of days have had scattered heavy showers and lightning, a fire started last week down the Beauty Lake Road, water bombers have put it out.  The heat was terrrible last week but is getting cooler.  Here is a couple of pics of the scattered showers we are getting.