1. the kids on the island use the fort that we have and a MONKEH lives in it.
2.the doorhandle is a bfish. It's been there a long time.
3.I spend a lot of time in the swamp. (no swamproses yet) and I love the damselflies and dragonfiles.
3. Bear shit and no bears.
4. some kind of swamp thing that turns white and I have to go back and really look at it.
5. the way the grass grows in a rock and is so yellow against the blue water
I was wondering what the driving a boat and taking photos rule is.
maybe get it in focus?
My picnic table has lichen. And food tastes better there. When it is dusk, the beavers swim from their dam, into the lake, right past where I sit in the red chair. You have to watch the water carefully because all you see is the V of their wake. There have been beavers here for a long time. This night I didn't see them, so I went to bed in my mosquito netted bed. I saw beavers in the morning when I woke up. no camera. just beavers.
I am home to get supplies. I need a chain saw. Trees fall down even if I don't hear them.
My cottage has no road. So you load it all into the boat--food, art supplies, bathing suit, towel, toothbrush, books, camera, but no computer. no internet. the sky is blue, the air and water are clear and clean. and it is wild.
See how the leaves are all ragged? That's because the caterpillar for this splendid butterfly ate it. Now they use isotopes of milkweed to figure out where the Monarchs in Mexico have come from...but once upon a time, when no one knew where they went or how, a Canadian figured out how to make tiny tags to put on Monarch wings and that's how we found out they all go to Mexico. In the fall, all along Lake Ontario, you see hundreds of these butterflies, looking very cool, like they don't have a worry in the world, or a couple thousand miles to go.
if butterfies can go the distance, so can I.
at the bottom of the falls you come to this. Unlike Yorkshire, if you take away the rocks, all you get is more rocks. So why not do something with them?
I'm going up north. Need to get away.
These are my son, the Bear's photos. This is his summer job. He leads canoe trips. This trip on the Missinabi River took a month to get to James Bay. They saw lots of moose, beaver, a moma bear and her cubs, and cougar tracks. He is home now between trips and asked me to download his photos. Ha! He said it was incredible, especially the mosquitoes.