Anxious for a view like this again! In reality, our lake is still covered with more than a foot of hard packed snow insulating more than 2 feet of ice! Temperatures are not forecast to be above freezing for another week. We’ve had snow since October 25th. Spring can not come soon enough.
Blessed Easter, everyone!
I’m always fascinated by shades of purple that appear in a mist being chased by the rising sun and enjoy watching the islands and far shore being uncloaked.
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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.
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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In celebration of Canada Day and family vacation…
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The ice left our lake April 24th which is just a bit early in the range of normal.
It was unspectacular.
Some years, we are treated to delicate ice crystals dancing up on our shore line, some years winds push chunks of ice up as if there was a bulldozer on the other side of the lake. No matter how long it takes or how it looks and sounds in the process, the end result – beautiful blue – is one of my favourite views.
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Looking forward to seeing the blue of fresh not frozen water!
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