Monday, June 27, 2011

The Sun Did Come Out Tomorrow.

Finally, we have sunshine!! Yippee.

I just hope it lasts till the Canada Day Weekend. You guys need some reward for the drive, right?

Today it is perfect!

There's nothing like sunshine through the trees, lighting patches of ground. And for today, at least, there is lots.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Will it ever stop raining?

For those of you who haven't been here yet, it's looking like a tropical rain forest. As much as we don't relish the rain, the plants and trees certainly do. The new growth on the trees this year is the longest I can remember seeing.

Fathers' Day weekend was beautiful - warm and sunny - perfect for frolicking in the water.  Monday wasn't quite as lovely and it's been raining and miserable since Tuesday.

The tin boat has been bailed a few times this week, so if yours is in, run directly to the dock when you arrive.

For those of you who are thinking of coming for the July 1st long weekend, the long-range forecast looks like a bit of good and bad.

We just can't get over the difference from last year - Mother Nature is a fickle gal. But I guess compared to the East and the West, this rain is just a drizzly nuisance. And the sun will come out tomorrow.....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Another Not-Great Weekend.

Seems like we have drifted back into the pattern of good weather mid-week and crummy weekends. However, this year, we don't even seem to be getting the mid-week breaks. I feel so badly for cottagers (and even worse for campers) who make their plans and then arrive to this kind of weather.

This is what it looked like yesterday morning.

One of those mornings when you can barely see the treeline on Booze Island. The day didn't improve much either, with an array of black and grey clouds hovering over all day long. Plus rain on and off.
The only things enjoying it were the plants and the bugs.

And here is this morning.
Another skyline filled with ominous looking cloud cover. My iphone app does say that it should be nicer tomorrow and Wednesday and is even promising sun for Saturday. But, it is technology after all and Mother Nature always gets the final say.

I promise to share something brighter if it arrives in the week. It's time to see some sunshine around here.

On a brighter note, last Wednesday the water temperature was already 20 degrees, so it shouldn't take long to warm it up beautifully for swimming.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Storm Wasn't So Bad Here.

Well after watching the news and hearing from a couple of cottagers asking about what happened here, I decided to do a short post.

We got some high winds and some rain - a little bit of a thunderstorm - but baby weather compared to everything we saw in Toronto, Vaughan, Minden, etc.

We've had to pick up lots of sticks from the wind, and you may have to do that when you arrive, but as far as we can see, no big damage around here. We cruised around the lake on Tuesday night and no big trees down. Not even a power outage - at least nothing significant.

Today looks like it's going to be nice - rain for both Saturday and Sunday - but then sunny and warmer Monday and Tuesday.