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Friday, August 26, 2011
Look what we found...
Victoria came on a hike with Taffy and I today.
We went up through the back fields. She said she'd never been across the road, in all the years she's come to Bondi. Usually, she's to be found at the beach.
We followed along the frisbee golf course until we came to the old cedar snake fence. That's the one that has been there for well over a hundred years, once marking the boundary between our fields and those of Hyram Wilder's.
We found apples. The deer had been all around the tree. We could see where the bear had broken some branches. And we found some bear scat.
We found flowers that were taller than Victoria. Strawberry plants, but with all the strawberries gone at this time of the summer. Blackberries, lots of them, but not quite ripe. We found blueberries -- and those we picked and brought home for Grandma and Grandpa.
We looked at a tree the woodpecker had carved into big hollows.
There were monarch butterflies, too. Not so many this year -- it has been a difficult year for them, with the spring being wet and cold. Those we have are very precious.
There were plenty of mushrooms, all different sizes, shapes and colours.
Some were perfect umbrellas for fairies, or, like this one, ideal for a smurf. The ideal place to sit and dream about summer for those little creatures.
We sat on one of the horse jumps and watched two deer grazing in the field. They watched us watch them for awhile, before moving over to a different field. Taffy didn't bother them at all. She was happy to lie down under the jump in the shade for a short rest!
We brought home blueberries, apples, some acorns and a coloured leaf. Not to mention great memories, and tales to tell!
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We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
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Summer is here. The lake and the loons are calling, the cottages are ready... and Environment Canada is predicting a hotter than usual summer -- so where better to spend some of that than at the Lake of Bays, in one of our lakeside cottages. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
We also have some vacancies for the summer still --
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
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And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
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