Monday, August 29, 2011

The mist horses are back.

I was up early this morning and watched the sun settle on the lake.

First it had to push the "mist horses" out of the way. I love watching them dance across the water.

Colder nights and mornings. Cooler water for swimming. The summer is waning and there are even colours on many of the trees.

But hopefully, there is still a good Indian summer yet to come and fingers crossed that the last long weekend of the season is a gorgeous one.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Birthdays Cottage Style

Since I am a summer baby, I know what it is like to have your birthday then. The good news is that you are usually somewhere wonderful - like camp, or the cottage - not at school. The bad news is that you are not at school, so your school friends aren't usually part of the celebration.

This is a cake I found when I googled "cottage birthday cake".
One family in our bay has two teens who both celebrate their birthdays here. And they are lucky enough to import friends and family to share in the festivities.  In fact, one of them imported his entire basketball team and some of their families this weekend to partake. And they sure had fun.

Water activities, basketball, paintball, fireworks - they did it all. And they loved every minute of it.
Even as a spectator sport, it was contagious. And we really enjoyed the fireworks.

I don't know how you stay sane with that many people for an entire weekend, but the host and hostess seemed to do it without breaking a sweat.

Congratulations and happy birthday(s). We enjoyed watching.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rattlesnake Week

For those of you who missed the meeting last week, we learned that last weekend was prime time for the Massassauga Rattlesnake incidents.

Apparently it is the height of mating season and the males are wandering around looking for love. On the August 1st long weekend, because of the high volume of visitors, that is the weekend when most "incidents" occur.

Glen Maxwell, who has a big property on the other side of the road, said he saw three "beauties" last weekend over there, so the statistics appear to be true.

Best defence, according to Glenda the wildlife expert, is to wear closed toed shoes. Most of the bites happen because people literally step right on them. Or try to pick them up - either thinking they are a stick or just being stupid!!!

So keep your eyes open for the next couple of weeks. They may not be warm and fuzzy, but they are endangered.