Summer Meadows and Forest Flowers

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Skate ’till You Drop

Had a beautiful day yesterday. The -6° C felt balmy but cold enough to keep the ice in good shape. We skated until after dark, knowing the deep freeze was on it’s way again. Soon after we took our skates off for the night, the wind began to howl with the approaching cold front and so did the coyotes. What a wonderful lullaby to sleep to.

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On The Doorstep Of Fall

Just thought I would post a few pictures from yesterday and today. The seasons definitely feel like they are changing. The air is crisper and clearer. The trees are on the brink of changing colour, and the animals are all very busy preparing for the winter.

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Evening and dusk
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Moon setting behind a cloud early this morning

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Crisp, clear evening

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Sunrise reflected on trees with morning fog

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Saw the first otter since spring!

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Heard what I thought was knocking at the door (apparently so did my dog because she started barking). It turned out to be this guy on the tree beside our house!

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Love our bedroom in the fall…

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…and the sparkling reflection of the water from the living room.

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The trees are just on the brink of changing colour.

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One thing about fall I can’t say I am fond of is it also means a rush to be prepared for the long winter ahead. Here are our wood piles in various stages of chopping.

Skating on the Lake on a Cold February Day

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The windchill was below -30C but the ice was so great we couldn’t resist. Please excuse the shaky hand, it was half frozen!

The girls were a little shaky since it was their first skate of the year (still much better than me on skates I might add). Daisy dog reminds me of Bambi on the ice 🙂

Soon after I shot this video, we had a tonne of snow but luckily the ice was still good underneath so we shovelled some trails and had some more fun. I will prepare a video of this on a following post soon.

Last Night’s Sunset and This Morning’s Snowstorm

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailors take warning”.
After growing up with lots of sailing in my life, I can attest that this saying is usually true. However, after last evening’s stunning sunset, I certainly would not want to be sailing in the snow that was flying this morning!

Photo below is of same tree as photo above. Ah, the difference a day can make.

This tree you may recognize from this post.

You may recall on my very first post back in March (here), I was kind of bragging about how warm it was and how we were skipping spring this year and going straight for summer. Well, joke is on me now! :-/

Some Photos Taken on April 14th

Just dumped some photos from my camera onto my computer and thought I would share a few from last Saturday.

Mergansers in the morning.
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Searching for fishies.Image

Evening bike ride.
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Ominous clouds that only lasted a short while.Image

First wildflowers.Image
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Exploring.
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