2019 is here!

Happy New Year!

Flipping of the page from Dec 31 to Jan 1 this time has special significance for us. The last day of 2018 was officially our last day of work and the first day of 2019 is our first day of retirement! For three plus decades, Brad & I worked side by side in our business. He eloquently shared on the company blog highlights from the past and hopes for the future.

The future is bright as is the sky in the image chosen to start this ‘new chapter,’ the New Year. May you face the year ahead with optimism and gratitude. Oh, and by the way, the dark spot just to the right of the calendar is actually an eagle! Soar, my friends.

To save the calendar image for your device screen resolution including mobile phone go here. Anyone looking for a tablet size?

passing storm

The rumble of thunder at dusk drew me away from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. I grabbed my camera and tripod and set up with a finger on the shutter button to try to catch a lightning strike before the pending rain.

summer storm rolls in

lightning brights sky

Got it!

The mosquitos were abundant and hungry in the calm air. Thankfully, I was reasonably well covered and held out for a few more shots before the wind and rain. Here are two more:

thunderstorm at sunset

aircraft silhouette with lightning strike

Oh, and the game went into overtime! Bonus.

rippled reflection

Ah, such a beautiful sunset reflecting on the surface of Agimak Lake…

Oh, no! Something has disturbed the water!

Panning slightly to the left…Lindor!!

Okay. Let’s play.

Liquid mirror

Agimak Lake, Ignace, Ontario

One of the things I look forward to most in spring is having the lake surface smooth like glass multiplying the beauty of our sunsets. Although the lake in front of our home is still frozen tight to the shore, where the creek runs out, there is always open water. The foreground in the image above is ice The area of open water looks larger than it is because the shadow of the far shore hides the fact that 95% of the lake is still frozen.