Friday, November 25, 2016
At this time of year, beavers are working hard to ensure they have their winter pantry well stocked. Once the lakes freeze over, they have to rely on the branches they have stockpiled on the bottom of the lake near their house to feed them. The amount and quality of the food will determine whether the colony -- usually a pair and three to five kits -- will survive the winter. These caches can range up to a full cord of wood (4' X 4' X 8', for a standard cord, for those of you who don't chop and stack often enough to know these things) Since winter is drawing closer, the beavers are in over-drive ensuring they have their winter sorted, and it's a good time of year to see them at work. Dams have to be plugged and strengthened, lodges need to be windproof and solid, and that food pile... November really is the basis for that expression "busy as a beaver." Thanks to Gerry Webb for this wonderful photo of a beaver heading for his 'root cellar' in Algonquin Park this week. #beavers#wildlife #muskoka #bondivillageresort #explorersedge
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
"Halos around the sun or moon happen when high, thin cirrus clouds are drifting high above your head. Tiny ice crystals in Earth's atmosphere cause the halos. They do this by refracting and reflecting the light. Lunar halos are signs that storms are nearby." This was the super moon last night. Photo credit to my good friend Christina Handley, who takes some of the best photos on the planet, I truly do swear.
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So much work goes on 'behind the scenes' every year at this time. Longside got all new siding... Longside and Farside have new septic and tile beds... And just yesterday, Wheelhouse got a new deck. Of course, without assistance from Indigo, the Supervisor, David would have been unable to tell if the decking was level...
Monday, November 7, 2016
A very long time member of the Bondi family, Jim passed away Sept. 1st, at the age of 63. That number sounds younger every year. With his passing we lost a devoted Dad, big brother and kind hearted friend.
|with the whole family, 2011 at Bondi|
|Jim, his beloved son Corey, and partner Alicia, on a boat, of course.|
He lived his life with a passion for boating, fishing and a true care for others. Jim leaves the pride and joy of his life, son Corey, partner Alicia and "Tankster" his four-legged pal.
A key member of the Hadden and Williams families, we mourn his passing along with his large family, who have been staying with us for almost sixty years. Our thoughts today are with his sisters Susan Hadden-Ion (Jim) and Carolyn Hadden (Colin), and stepbrothers of the late Dave Williams (Carol), Rob Williams (Sherry), Jennifer McCann, Jeff Williams (Rhonda), Stuart Williams (Melandro), and Alice Williams (Bryan). Mostly, though we remember him as part of our Bondi family, here, with his family, and his fishing boat.
Quietly devoted, Jim left a positive impact as a former board member of Windsor Seniors Centre, teaching Sunday school and to his friends Cam, Jeff and Carol and the Trillium Gift of Life. Jim was a proud part of the Insurance-Investment Business in Windsor for over 40 years
If you so desire to honour Jim's memory, the family request a random act of kindness or donations to the Windsor Police Association - Fishing Derby. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/windsorstar/obituary.aspx?pid=181286124#sthash.81B5c9bz.dpuf
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
First come the blazing reds, then they burn down into the embers of orange and golds and finally comes the yellows of the tamaracks, holding their own autumn glory against the deep dark green... Next will come the whites, the blues, the lavenders of the snow against the evergreen hills, and the black branches... You just have to look to see the beauty all around. Thanks to Robin Tapley for this photo, taken in Algonquin Park.
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hoping everyone had a safe and fun Hallowe'en... This owl didn't hoot, but the barred owls on the hills sure did, and this week Megan and David both saw the barred owl -- a really big one, sitting right by the roadside. Whooooo better to chat up the evening than an owl???
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