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Cottage Life On North Muldrew Lake, Gravenhurst

cottage life muskoka north muldrew lake sunset blue hour
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!

Peak fall colors this week in lake of bays township

fall colors in the forest lake of bays township muskoka
We hit peak color this week in the Baysville area, punctuated by a bright sun and shadows of the forest. This is along Browns Brae Road, a gravel route connecting a few of the lakes in the Lake of Bays Township.

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

sunset echo lake baysville muskoka weekend
It was really this good! Calm, warm evening to watch the sun set from the kayak.

Riverwalk, featuring local pickerel on a bed of quinoa, tomatoes, peppers and wilted Swiss Chard

local pickerel quinoa tomatoes peppers wilted swiss chard riverwalk restaurant bracebridge
Chef David Friesen’s entree special featuring local pickerel on a bed of quinoa, tomatoes, peppers and wilted Swiss Chard, plated high like a tower.  Riverwalk can be found in Bracebridge, Ontario overlooking the Muskoka river.

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 🙂

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.

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.

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

Milky Way seen rising over cottage on Bay Lake, Muskoka

milky way over cottage on bay lake muskoka
The first week August at our friends cottage on Bay Lake, Muskoka, enjoying the night time view of the milky way and stars while sitting by the fire.