Saturday, October 27, 2007

Strange occurances


October 14, 2007 - the sunlight was very strange, it gave a strong golden hue to the grass, but you can see that the grass in the shadows of my legs is still very green. Bizarre.

October 26, 2007 - little drifts of water vapour emanate from the lake. It was 2C this morning.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

A few photos


Wed Oct 24, 2007 - No pano today because it was so foggy!

Thursday Oct 25, 2007 - the neighbours house is making good progress. There are bundles of shingles on the roof ready for application.

Tawny is shedding a lot, believe it or not! Here she is enjoying a belly rub from Freda.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fall Colours



Unique pano - October 15, 2007

Black Walnut tree - given to us by one of Freda's colleagues. It seems to be doing quite well.


October 15, 2007 - window guys replacing the window that had a broken seal.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


October 20th - the roses are still looking great!

October 20th - for some strange reason, the buds on the Iceberg rose have turned a bit pink.

October 21st - sadly, we lost another beautiful creature to a bird strike.

October 15, 2007 pano. The light was really strange here. The grass on the hill looks yellow, but in the shade, it looked green!
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pretty flowers - Oct 14/07


Sunrise October 13, 2007


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Monday, October 08, 2007

Thanksgiving weekend


Saturday - hundreds of Canada Geese rest on the lake, while several flocks come and join them. There must be at least 60-80 birds in each flock, and there are several of them coming in to land in this photo, to join their fellow geese in a raucously noisy honk fest.

Tawny ran down to the lake to "scare" the geese. All she managed to do was get wet. Of course, she compensated for that by carrying this huge log around for a bit. She could hardly pick it up, it was so big around.

Monday - October 8, 2007: Morden Centennial
Yes, there still are buds coming out on the roses!

We had a light rain since yesterday afternoon, and it looked so pretty on the roses. (This is a Morden Centennial rose bloom.)

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fading fall colours


Not surprisingly, the leaves are falling off the trees and the colours are starting to lose their intensity. It is October, after all!

It started raining this morning, so it was a good thing I did that burning yesterday otherwise all the paper and wood would have just got soaked. As the faithful reader will already know, I wasn't feeling at the top of my form yesterday so I had left the shovel (in case I needed to shovel some dirt on the fire), crowbar (in case I needed to push a piece of wood back into the fire), and gloves (to handle the tools, etc).

Thankfully, I am starting to feel better today.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Looking for Mr Responsibility

Charles showed up this morning and dropped off a letter saying he would like to come on the morning of October 10th with some subtrades to address the deficiencies. I told him he needs to show up with a replacement broom (he broke one when he threw it off the room), replacement ladder bumpers (he removed them when they used my ladder), and the balance for the delayed closing compensation.

Charles tried to claim that he doesn't have to replace the ladder bumpers because he doesn't have them and Dave doesn't have them. I think he needs to look up responsibility in the dictionary, that will save him the $$ for the legal advice where he would need to ask about duty of care.

Indian summer (again)


Another hot day in Ottawa - I think it must have come close to 30C today! Despite the heat, the Canada Geese know that it is time to nip on south, sharpish. Because of the lake, we see hundreds of geese come and go on a daily basis. I figure there must be around 500 geese on the lake or coming in for a landing here (there were more geese on the lake, to the left of the picture).

Tawny was enjoying laying in the sun this morning. I have a bad cold and was also laying down snoozing, partly because I had a Neo-Citran.

After I woke up from my Neo-Citran induced sleep, I decided that since I was just blowing my nose every 8 seconds, it would be a good time to burn the stumps that I had prepared. I had previously dug out around the stumps, and built a teepee of scrap wood around the stumps. However, I didn't have enough scrap wood so the wood burned for a bit and then went out - I don't think it did too much damage to the stumps, unfortunately.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Pano - Oct 3, 2007


Thursday October 3, 2007

I took this panorama from the lookout - clearly I didn't take enough photos of the sky...