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May 3 Misty Morn

May 3, 2012 in Muskoka

A warm, misty morning. Small ripples crease the bay and the crows are having a huge debate. It’s not quiet. I can just make out a boathouse through the mist, but can’t see the shore. It appears to be floating in nothing. Eerie!
Yesterday’s warm rain made the buds pop – and we know what that means…. for the next 7 – 10 days those little black flies are upon us – it started yesterday. They’re not biting yet, but it won’t be long! It won’t last long either. Just a payback for the joys of Muskoka … Another sign of spring was seeing a black bear cub on East Bay Road. Momentarily there was the thought of getting out of the car to take a picture – he really was cute! But where there’s a cub, there’s usually a mother and you just don’t want her to think her frolicking baby is in any kind of danger. As I’m writing, a young raccoon has waddled down to the water’s edge. The mergansers don’t even notice. I often wonder what it must have been like when the first people who cottaged here arrived for the summer. It’s relatively rare to see a bear today, one hears about sightings, but to see one? Maybe once a year. Was it any different 150 years ago? The fishing must have been out of this world!
The crows have left. Quiet reigns and the mist is lifting – the boathouse has landed…. I can see the shore. Back to reality ….
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May 2 – Docks for cottages

May 2, 2012 in Muskoka

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April 30

May 1, 2012 in Muskoka

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May 1- Grey Day

May 1, 2012 in Muskoka

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April 29 – Walking Muskoka

April 29, 2012 in Muskoka

A full day yesterday and by the end of it feeling quite spent so … went for a walk through the countryside over to what used to be Bangor Lodge. The old golf course really is now just open space – a field – and on it was a flock of wild turkeys. Those birds are amazing. They’re almost the bumble bee of the bird world. They certainly don’t look like they can fly – and when they do, it’s hard to believe. Not the soaring kind, that’s for sure. If swans are the grace of the bird world, turkeys are the other extreme! Their short wings and stubby legs moving like food beaters as their large bodies slowly rise from the ground. We had a breeze of the lake as the sun was low in the sky and reflecting off the water – you could feel the warmth of the reflection and the cool of the air at the same time. it was fresh. On the way back the sun caught a brilliant red fox walking up the road as we were walking down. We were in silhouette to it. You could almost see it thinking “now, what are those?” ” should I change direction?” It did and circled back through the woods beside us – possibly 30′ away. It most certainly wasn’t silent either – it crunched on the dry leaves and small branches as it made its way around us, its tail straight out behind. 4 kms in 40 minutes and at the end feeling very refreshed. Bring on the next day! Muskoka!!

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April 28

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April 26

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April 27

April 27, 2012 in Muskoka

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