Photo of the Day

Thursday January 26, 2023

Thursday January 26, 2023

Wow, has the sun ever moved, that's what cloudy morning do to you, you end up noticing just where the sun rises. Minus 22C with just a light breeze. Well Don and I are off to a sunny destination so there won't be any posts while we are gone. Hope everyone enjoys the...

Wednesday January 25, 2023

Wednesday January 25, 2023

Another photo of the lake, another cloudy day, minus 10C. We got a little bit of fluffy snow overnight. Once again, not much happening other than Don and I are getting ready to go away for a couple of weeks. More on that later.

Monday January 23, 2023

Monday January 23, 2023

Minus 8C this morning with some snow flurries. This photo was taken on Saturday when Allison, Alex and I went trout fishing. Allison caught 2 trout. I had a ling up to the top of the ice before it decided to go back down the hole. Don was the one elected to stay home...

Friday January 20, 2023

Friday January 20, 2023

This is usually part of our view in the morning, watching the birds. We have Chickadees, Nuthatches, Whiskey Jacks and Grosbeaks. Sometimes we have Bluejays but we haven't seen them on our feeder this year. Minus 10C this morning and cloudy once again. We may see a...

Thursday January 19, 2023

Thursday January 19, 2023

A view on top my horse Willow. With the mild temperatures we've been enjoying some exercises in the parking lot. We have another cloudy, windy day, currently 7C. Temperature and conditions are staying in this pattern for a while yet.

Wednesday January 18, 2023

Wednesday January 18, 2023

Last Friday Don and Gord rode to the outpost cabins, this is Sandbeach #1 - looks quite cozy even with the snow. Lake conditions are good, not much slush and not much snow. We haven't had any significant accumulation of snow since just before Christmas. We have yet...

Tuesday January 17, 2023

Tuesday January 17, 2023

Proof of 2 sheds while girls went shed hunting. Minus 0C when earlier this morning but temperature is beginning to drop as it's now minus 2C. Yet another cloudy day this time with a good wind out of the north. No snow in the forecast yet but temperatures will be a bit...

Monday January 16, 2023

Monday January 16, 2023

Strange picture? Not to my family. They enjoy shed hunting when there is snow on the ground and especially when there isn't a lot of snow. Conditions are perfect for this activity right now. The girls were out on Saturday and picked up two antlers and then on Sunday...

Wednesday January 11, 2023

Wednesday January 11, 2023

Early this morning, before sunrise Willow and Bailey are out checking the ice. They never venture too far from shore, they feel very safe around camp. Minus 2C it is so pleasant outside. The forecast doesn't have any frigid temperatures for the next 14 days. I'm...

Tuesday January 10, 2023

Tuesday January 10, 2023

Our view this morning. It warmed up overnight to minus 4C. You can feel the moisture in the air, the animals feel damp. Not too sure what's on our agenda today. Don may play with his backhoe. It will be a mostly cloudy day, bit of a wind and we may reach 0C. Not too...

Monday January 9, 2023

Monday January 9, 2023

I walked to the bridge yesterday for this photo of hoar frost on the trees. With mild temperatures there is more moisture in the air and as trees are below the freezing point, crystals form and grow. Minus 8C this morning, cloudy and windy. May reach a high of minus...

Sunday January 8, 2023

Sunday January 8, 2023

This was our evening moon rise yesterday. It was a beautiful evening to be out as was the day. We had a day full of sunshine however a little wind made it feel cooler. Minus 8C this morning, cloudy, we should see a high of minus 6C.

Friday January 6, 2023

Friday January 6, 2023

Minus 19C and this was our morning sunrise view. I think meteorologists call this "ice fog" and the trees are covered with hoar frost. Today will be yet another quiet day around Manion Lake.

Thursday January 5, 2023

Thursday January 5, 2023

Today's view looks very similar to yesterdays, still nice to see the sun. It's much colder, minus 20C. The snow is crunchy and dry. We will have a sunny day and see a high of minus 9C, winds will be light.

Wednesday January 4, 2023

Wednesday January 4, 2023

Good Morning sunshine! We haven't seen a lot of you lately so you are a welcome sight. Temperatures are remaining on the mild side, minus 13C this morning we may reach a high of minus 4C.

Tuesday January 3, 2023

Tuesday January 3, 2023

Happy New Year! 2022 did not end the way we wanted it to. Don ended up with kidney stones so we spent the last 3 days of 2022 in Thunder Bay waiting for surgery. Finally on New Year's Day he was the first person in Thunder Bay to have surgery, however there was no...

Wednesday December 28, 2022

Wednesday December 28, 2022

A view from our bridge after a few days of snow and cold, it always looks so beautiful. We got a few more centimetres of snow yesterday so Don did a bit of plowing. Minus 7C this morning, cloudy and windy. Warmer temperatures will prevail and there is no snow in the...

Tuesday December 27, 2022

Tuesday December 27, 2022

This is our view this morning, cloudy and snowy but we're not expected to get much accumulation. Temperatures have warmed up to minus 13C although there is a wind so it feels colder than that.

Monday December 26, 2022

Monday December 26, 2022

Merry Christmas everyone! A day late but yesterday was very busy. This photo was taken when we were visiting family in Southern Ontario last week. Our extreme cold warning ended but we still had some wind yesterday. This morning it's minus 18C and no wind, so it's...

Friday December 23, 2022

Friday December 23, 2022

We're back! Don, Allison, Alex, Wyatt and I took a little holiday to visit my family who live north of Toronto. We hadn't seen them for a few years so it was great to have a pre Christmas celebration with them all. We arrived back home before the mega storm, we were...

Thursday December 15, 2022

Thursday December 15, 2022

I took this photo yesterday late afternoon. The snow had subsided and perhaps the sun was thinking of showing its self but the lake had this beautiful pink hue. We received more snow overnight, it continues to be windy and temperatures zero celsius. We will have...

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Wednesday December 14, 2022

We're waiting for the Colorado low to hit us today, snow has started but it's not too heavy yet. We are in a weather advisory, periods of freezing drizzle, 10-20 cm of snow and windy. Good thing we don't have anywhere to go today.

Monday December 12, 2022

Monday December 12, 2022

Well the count down to Christmas is upon us. This is Don's attempt at building a Christmas tree out of moose and deer antlers. They are just laid on top of one another so we think it looks like a pile of antlers with lights, lol. He says he can do a better job if he...

Saturday December 10, 2022

Saturday December 10, 2022

Don took a ride up to the outposts yesterday. Trail is now broken, ice is good, 8 inches on Manion, 6 inches on Pettit and about 3 inches on Mount. Now we just have to wait till New Year's Day to go trout fishing.

December 9, 2022

December 9, 2022

This was the full moon rising last night, gorgeous moon this time of year when it is reflecting off the snow. As predicted temperatures have warmed up, minus 13C this morning but we'll reach a high of minus 3C this afternoon. With the cold nights that we've been...

Thursday December 8, 2022

Thursday December 8, 2022

I was up early this morning and the moon was still up shining brightly. It was minus 27C last night but has warmed to minus 19C. Looks like we may have a sunny day as we have a reddish sky this morning.

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Baby, It's cold outside. Minus 27C but we aren't in an extreme cold warning and it will be warmer tomorrow. I suppose the good part of it being cold is that the sun is shining so the solar panels will be soaking up the rays. We will reach a high of minus 19C today,...

Tuesday December 6, 2022

Tuesday December 6, 2022

We had a brief period of red at the sky line but it quickly disappeared so this was my photo. If I were to take a picture now you wouldn't be able to see much of anything as it is snowing. Minus 18C but not much wind. We'll have one more day with this cold and then we...

Monday December 5, 2022

Monday December 5, 2022

The last of our hunters harvested this bull moose on Saturday. Saturday was a cold day, minus 18C most of the day but we had received a bit of snow on Friday night so that would have been beneficial for the group. It's been pretty quiet around here but we do seem to...

Thursday December 1, 2022

Thursday December 1, 2022

Welcome to December 1st! The first day of the meterologist winter. This was our sunrise, we didn't actually see the sun as the clouds took over. Minus 13C with a bit of a wind. We'll see a mainly cloudy day with a high near minus 6C, perhaps some snow and winds 20km...

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Wednesday November 30, 2022

We didn't see a sunrise this morning - this is what we've been looking at instead. At times we can't see the island. Don may have to plow later on today. The snow will continue into the afternoon, winds 30km gusting to 60km. Temperatures will drop to minus 16C with...

Monday November 28, 2022

Monday November 28, 2022

This photo is looking downstream from our bridge. It's another cloudy morning, no sunrise. Minus 3C but the southeast wind coming off the lake makes things feel a lot colder. Temperatures will hover around the freezing point but windchills will make it feel around...

Sunday November 27, 2022

Sunday November 27, 2022

We got a peek of the sun this morning but it's going to be a cloudy day. We've enjoyed some pleasant temperatures but we know colder weather will be upon us soon. In this photo you can see that Don took a little spin around on the lake, and that was far enough for...

Thursday November 24, 2022

Thursday November 24, 2022

Don checked the depth of the ice yesterday. There's about 4 inches just out from the shore but as you get further out the ice gets thinner - about 2 inches. So we won't be going across the lake yet. The ice conditions look different this morning as it's mild and...

Wednesday November 23, 2022

Wednesday November 23, 2022

Well this is a welcome sight! First time we have seen the full sun at sunrise for quite some time now. Minus 7C this morning, we will warm up to plus 3C. It sure will be a great day to be outside doing whatever jobs need to be completed. Don spent yesterday getting...

Tuesday November 22, 2022

Tuesday November 22, 2022

This morning's sunrise, yet another cloudy day, minus 5C with some light flurries. We're liking these mild temperatures, wish they would stick around. We'll reach a high of minus 2C today. Once again we will keep ourselves busy doing a lot of small things.

Monday November 21, 2022

Monday November 21, 2022

Look what happened over the weekend, the lake completely froze over. It won't be long before you will be able to go out on the lake as temperatures will remain cold for the next few days. And the wind we have this morning won't be breaking this ice up. There's always...

Friday November 18, 2022

Friday November 18, 2022

Snow has been accumulating over the past few days so Don is out plowing fluffy white stuff this morning. As you can also see, temperatures have remained below freezing and winds have been calm so we now have a fair amount of ice building up along the shoreline. Time...

Wednesday November 16, 2022

Wednesday November 16, 2022

Minus 5C, cloudy, light snow flurries falling softly, no wind. Skims of ice are floating all over the lake. If temperatures remain cold and winds calm there will be ice all over the lake. Our day will remain cloudy, high of minus 2C and flurries late this...

Tuesday November 15, 2022

Tuesday November 15, 2022

There's a bit more snow on the ground and in the trees this morning but again with a good east wind there won't be any ice developing in the bays. Minus 6C this morning and once again, cloudy. Clouds will stick around all day and we'll see more snow this afternoon but...

Monday November 14, 2022

Monday November 14, 2022

If you just were to look at the sun's reflection on the lake you would think we were in for a hot day, but no it's minus 8C and windy. There won't be any ice forming in the bays today. We'll have another cloudy day, high of minus 4C, chance of snow flurries and east...

Sunday November 13, 2022

Sunday November 13, 2022

We took out the main docks yesterday so no more going out on the lake until there's plenty of ice. Don's working on putting up the snow fence around our septic tanks - don't want anything freezing up on us during the winter. Minus 7C and cloudy again today but not...

Saturday November 12, 2022

Saturday November 12, 2022

As predicted we received a good accumulation of snow Thursday night and into Friday. Temperatures have dropped to below freezing so the white stuff will be staying on the ground. This morning you can see ice beginning to build up along protected shorelines. And the...

Friday November 11, 2022

Friday November 11, 2022

Today we take time to remember and honour those who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedom and for what we enjoy every day. We will remember the many who died and we will also think of those who returned.

Thursday November 10, 2022

Thursday November 10, 2022

As planned we took advantage of the calm day and got the side-by-side back from the portage. That will have been my last boat ride for this year. There's just a couple more items on Don's to do list that he has to finish but we are in good shape. 0C this morning...