August 2017 – 70 years of the Beaver

On August 16, 1947 the first de Havilland beaver took to the air off a paved strip in Downsview, Ontario.

Celebrating this remarkable feet of Canadian engineering is special to me. Beaver C-GZBR, which we currently operate, was a part of my life before I can remember. I recently wrote about it on our business blog. Special thanks to my niece, Rebecca of Hello Harmony Studio for her commemorative design featured in that post as well as on t-shirts available for purchase in our office.

It only seems fitting that I select one of my favourite images of this aircraft (being flown by my favourite pilot) for our calendar this month.

It’s July – Celebrate!

July could be considered the month of fireworks in North America as both Canada on the 1st and the United States on the 4th celebrate anniversaries of their formation as countries. This year will mark 150 years for Canada!

Where ever and when ever you enjoy lights in the sky this month do so responsibly.

Cheers!

 

Happy Summer!

Ah, summer – season of abundant and changing colours! The wildflowers along roadways take their turns throughout the months of May through August.

In June, the lupins stand tall in the ditches in our town but this year along one particular street, they were joined by columbine! Turns out a friend of mine who lives across the street there has been tossing wildflower seeds there. We can’t wait to see what will bloom next.

To long summer days – June 2017

The more daylight we have the slower the sun seems to set. Happy summer.

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May 2017: Blossoms

Our recent precipitation has been snow flurries and freezing rain but we hold to the promise that even these April showers will bring May flowers.

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April 2017 – ice out

Typically ice leaves the lake in front of our place some time between late April and early May. We eagerly await this change.

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March 2017 – Going Green

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Looking forward to the greens of spring.

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