Sunday morning chorus ... so many happy travelers have arrived back home this week! Flutebird (hermit thrush) got back late last night, his song overlapped with an early morning barred owl. Yesterday it was Wagtail (eastern phoebe) who stood out as newcomer. The Yakker family (northern flickers) were quiet for a few days, but are … Continue reading Spring flings wings!
February 7th, 2012 It was an incredibly sunny, blue, gold and white winter day today! What a change from the past few weeks - and so overdue ~ I know it's silly to feel responsible for the weather, but I always feel anxious when the weather doesn't put on it's best face for guests who … Continue reading What a day for a tour …..
Dear Free-Heelers, Better late than never, right? Yup - it's that time of year again! Although winter took a while to commit, we are now full snow-shovels ahead for the 16th Annual Snowflea Telefest! February 24th, 25th, and 26th - zoomin' up on us with its' rapper coat a' flapping! Please check out the web … Continue reading Announcing SNOWFLEA TELEFEST Feb 24 – 26th
Finally a REAL snow fall out there today to kick-start the winter. It's about time! Although some canoe friends are muttering about paddling the Goulais this weekend - I think they are just hanging on to old habits. There has to be a better way to enjoy a snowstorm! As soon as the snow started … Continue reading LO(d)G(e) update ~ Star date 12/08/2011
A picture taken up the road in Heyden a few mornings ago .....it's a local joke around here that it is "always snowing in Heyden" - perhaps true home of the Gods, Heyden, the Hallowed Halls of Humidity ! (...supposedly a name found in old mythologies, either greek or norse, can't remember. Anyone got time … Continue reading Time to wax the skiis …..!
Lop - It - Good, 2011 ...although strangely deficient in the usual litany of expected environmental assaults, present at most gatherings of this stubborn tribe - tribulations such as severely cold rain,snow-storms, sprained ankles and sticks-in-the-eye, our hardy band of companions braved the benevolently weird weather and made good use of the weekend! (perhaps those … Continue reading ….and a wonderful weekend it was …..
Hey there! Sorry for the short notice - Enn and I have been a bit pre-occupied lately. However announcements are never too late - unless there are not announced, right? So for all you lurky loppers out there, this here's yer official notice of the annual Lodge Lop-It, November 5th, 2011, (ye...eess, 10 days from … Continue reading Lop-It-Good ~ on November 5th 2011!
When I wrote last, I felt keenly aware of the myriad of reasons that I look forward to Thanksgiving as an occasion on the calendar, especially here in Canada where it sits in the first weeks of October. These are the days, when the whirlwind that is our friend Summer gets a chance to hunker … Continue reading Cedar Snowbounder
Gosh darn, the world has just been rotating too fast again. October is here!? However I refuse to feel embarrassed about being so remiss about posting to this blog; good ol' gal Summer was so verdant and bounteously beautiful this year I even found it difficult to come inside to sleep. If it's possible the … Continue reading October always follows April.
Spring has sprung to the Valley ... - it happens in a rush,with a maximum fuss a hodge-podge of new creatures, wild winds and stardust one day you are gliding through the still snowy trees, the next you find yourself with surprised dirty knees. The ditch turns into a rushing stream, Last weeks' Telebration at … Continue reading Life goes on (after ski season – “sob’)