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Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 Passing By Earth

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Comet NEOWISE on July 24, 2020 at around 11pm over the cottages

Comet NEOWISE was discovered only in March of this year using the Neowise space telescope.  Astronomers have determined its route brings it back to Earth in roughly 7,000 more years – really???  Here we are July 24, one day after it’s closest position to our planet, with a perfectly clear sky and no moon.  I’m outside at 10pm  scanning the sky with binoculars to find this comet and for the first half nothing…  I had read it will appear below the Big Dipper and still nothing.  More time passes and now its really dark and then BAM!! There it is and I can see it with the naked eye and with the binoculars…  holy smoke that’s cool!

Cottage Life On North Muldrew Lake, Gravenhurst

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Can someone call up Cottage Life magazine and tell them we have their next front cover right here? Sometimes the lighting and mother nature just works in your favor… Very thankful to our friends for hosting us this weekend at their cottage on North Muldrew Lake, south of Gravenhurst.  Sunset was at 4:56pm and this is around 5:15pm Saturday, during a period called blue hour. It works particularly well when there is fresh white snow to reflect the light.  Going to print this on canvas as a thank you gift!

Work hard; play hard… This is what playing hard sometimes looks like…

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It was really this good! Calm, warm evening to watch the sun set from the kayak.

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

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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 🙂

Screaming through the corner aboard Tantrum, Six Flags Darien Lake

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Fans enjoying the 2019 opening weekend of Six Flags Darien Lake aboard Tantrum, one of their newer roller coasters.

Change In Colors, Thanksgiving weekend, Echo Lake

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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!

Sweeping sunset across Conger Lake while kayak camping in the Massasauga Provincial Park

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Sweeping sunset across Conger Lake while kayak camping early September in the Massasauga Provincial Park with one of our daughters. Two excellent days with sun, mid-teen temperatures, card games, good food, campfire, and these fantastic skies after the sun went down.

Take A Deep Breath!

fall colors mirrored on echo lake, lake of bays township, muskoka, ontario, canada
Smell that fresh air and soak in those colors! This is one of those moments to savor. Life does move fast, yet here everything holds still. Thanksgiving weekend, Echo Lake

Toronto skyline at sunset looking west from Spadina to Humber, including Exhibition and Liberty Village

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For those of us who love Toronto, here is a different view of our skyline, looking West from Spadina to Humber at sunset, including Exhibition and Liberty Village. The usual North view is all office skyscrapers, while this West angle is condos, and to my surprise, abundance of green space.

Spectacular Colors On Bigwin Island at Dorset, Lake Of Bays

dorset-lake-of-bays-muskoka-fall-colorsThanksgiving weekend looking out toward Bigwin Island on Lake of Bays, from the Dorset public pier.  Fall colors were at their peak, with spectacular reds, yellows, oranges, and deep purples.  Another reason to love life in Canada!