Category Archives: muskoka

Canoeing With Your Smartphone On Canada Day… it’s a good thing!

canoeing with your smartphone on canada day
Good for them! It’s Canada Day and this couple went for a paddle and some fishing on one of the lakes, and she brought her phone. Nothing wrong with that (unless you fall in!) as long as you are outdoors and soaking in what mother nature has to offer 🙂

Monarch Butterfly Taking A Rest From Its Migration

monarch butterfly echo lake muskoka
On its way south this past September, this Monarch spent a day hopping between the flowers by the lake. Was very fortunate we could watch its activities while enjoying our early morning coffee and green tea.

Change In Colors, Thanksgiving weekend, Echo Lake

fall colors birch trees echo lake muskoka
Birch trees mixed in with the requisite vibrant fall colors on echo lake this past Thanksgiving weekend. Though never taking the change in colors for granted, it still is fun to see tourists arrive by motorcoach to look at what we Canadians see every year!

Broad-winged Hawk

broad-winged hawk muskoka ontario echo lake
Three Broad-winged Hawks spent a couple of weeks in August on the cottage property before flying off. They would perch atop the Birch trees along the shore, or behind the cottage at top off forest canopy like this one in the photo.

Canada Day fireworks from Baysville, Ontario

canada day fireworks baysville ontario
One of the fireworks from Baysville, Ontario’s Canada Day celebrations back on July 1

Inside A Really Hot Wood Burning Stove

hot fire wood burning stove firewood
How does 500 deg F. sound? Stuffed the stove with 7 logs to heat the cottage a few weeks ago and then thought the flame would make a fascinating picture. There is nothing like a hot fire, glass of wine, and time with the family on snowy winter weekend.

Bright and still forest of Canada

bright and still fall forest of canada with colorful leaves
Thanks for having a look. This is the last picture taken of the fall season at the cottage. Even with 2/3 of the leaves on the ground, it was still wildly spectacular to take in all the color and shadows. The day was bright, but cool, and completely still. Another reason to love Canada.