Tuesday, July 26, 2011

AGM Reminder - Saturday, July 30th

After yesterday's unsettled weather and our overcast day today, I am feeling optimistic that Saturday should be good for our Annual General Meeting. It's amazing that a year has gone by since the last one - time does fly when you are having fun.

For those who need a reminder about the meeting, here are some details:

Saturday, July 30th, starting at noon.

Trevor and Shaun Hawkes (President and First Lady) are hosting this year.

Cottage Address: 10 Birch Road, north end of the lake- Birch Road goes off Salmon Lake Rd. 

Look for the speed sign on the front of the Hawkes'
propertyif you decide to come by boat.
If you are coming by boat, it's at the narrows at the north end of Booze Island. (pictured above)

Bring your chairs and cups and enjoy the afternoon. Your guests are most welcome to join us too.

The meeting will be the usual format - BBQ, guest speakers and time to socialize.
And if you haven't paid your membership fees, you can do so at the meeting - fees remain at $25.00

Full details are posted on our bulletin board at the Garbage Bins.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mother Nature's Light Show

After nearly two weeks of not a drop of rain, last night the heavens opened.

And in more ways than one.

It started with a normal thunder storm and torrential rain. But it was followed by an incredible heat lightning storm that lasted for a couple of hours. Like a thousand flash bulbs going off, the sky was as bright as daylight.

This is the second time that I've witnessed such a light show - it truly is a feat of nature.

Eventually, a second storm passed through in the early morning and ended it, but it was amazing to behold.

And today, the sun is in and out and all the plants are grateful for the drink they got last night.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A magnificent summer weekend.

Well, it seems that summer has finally arrived to stay.

There was lots of great weather this past weekend and lots of activity all around the lake.

There is nothing quite like the sound of kids having fun in the water. And there was lots of that this weekend too. Both near and far, in our bay and beyond, the squeals of delight were abundant.  And it was a joy to hear.

Except at  4:30 in the morning!!!!

Twice in the last two weeks, we have been wakened by people swimming - both times around 4:30 a.m. I have no idea if this is the end of the swimmers' night, or the beginning of their morning. But it isn't the kind of water play that anyone likes to hear.

I can only believe that they have no idea how sound carries in the dead of night. Well, let me just say that we can can hear every word, every giggle, every swimming stroke. And, as much as I would love to believe that we are the only people subjected to it, I'm sure it carries right across the lake.

Please be kind to your fellow cottagers and swim earlier, later or much more quietly.