Happy Canada Day Weekend! Happy Independence Day Weekend! #Summer2016!

Ξ July 1st, 2016 | → 0 Comments | ∇ #cottagelife, #haliburtonhighlands, #OntarioHighlands, Canada, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, maplelakeontario.com, Ontario, United States |

Happy Canada Day!ย Happy Fourth Of July!

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Happy First of July, my dear country of birth!
I’ve spent quite a few Canada Days at Maple Lake due to the US Fourth Of July holiday. They bookend one another perfectly. Coincidence, I’m sure <wink>.

Not really a fan of fireworks unless they are done by pros (except for sparklers–they are awesome!) Anyway…Maple Lake gets noisy sometimes over the long weekend holiday(s) and I love the place most when it is quiet. Like to be there before and/or after holidays.
Regardless of your preference for peacefulness or high-volume activity, I hope you have a right great weekend, my Canadian and Canada-bound friends!

Happy Canada Day!
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Also, ย (because why not?) Happy Fourth Of July!

Happy Fourth Of July!

Happy Fourth Of July!

Everyone, stay safe and have a blast!

Happy July 4th, America!

Happy July 4th, America!

 

Maple Lake – When You Don’t Want To Be There – Part 2 #myhaliburtonlife #maplelake

Ξ September 13th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ #cottagelife, Algonquin Township, Autumn, beach, Canada, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, family, flower porn, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), home and garden, Maple Lake Ontario, My dog, nature, Ontario, Photography, Raven, summertime, Travel/Vacation, weather |

So there was normal, planned maintenance of the Maple Lake cottage and there was the seal in the ceiling keeping the rain out of the bathroom leaking, a different category entirely. ย 

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That was an unpleasant surprise but since the leak was just above the shower, unless it gets very bad, the rest of the ceiling and bathroom should be OK.

It rained for the 2.5 days before we left Maple Lake. The night before we left a ceiling drip hit my shoulder.I knew it was from the semi-sealed chimney flue for the wood-burning stove.ย Stove is long-ago removed (which is too bad). Hole in the roof stills exists to cause trouble.

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That is going to take a proper looking at and fixing. Roger doesn’t fancy doing so as it used to be how the bats got into the cottage. Plus roofing is really far from being a PCB designer. He fears bat’s nests and little bat corpses too, I suppose?

I fear a leak. It has to dealt with properly. For now, fingers crossed that that bucket does its job!

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I think this may be among my favourite lake pics for 2014. It’s really more of a cottage-view picture. I love being able to see the lake while I have my coffee in the a.m.!

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RIP Raven, who died this year at the Lake at age 18, with 3 days left of a three-week stay. This is among the last shots of her.

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It got stormy this summer but unbeknownst to (anyone? or just me?), cold winds blew, as far back as summer 2013.

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Pretty peacefulness – Maple Lake 2014

 

Maple Lake – Too Many Super Moon Shots – Good Thai in Minden – Riding the Gull River PHOTOS #haliburtonhighlands #haliburtonlife

Ξ August 12th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, boating, Canada, cottage country, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, sunrise, sunsets, Travel/Vacation, video |

Photos, notes and videos of our Haliburton Highlands, Ontario holiday on Maple Lake through August 12 2014



From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

 

From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

Above: Minden, across street (and river) from Suwan’s Thai Cuisine.

From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

Supermoon is everywhere, all the time

From Summer in Ontario Canada – 2014

Gull River between Green and Maple Lakes.

 

 

Maple Lake Flora and Fauna PHOTOS (August 4 2014) @haliburtonliving #maplelakeontario

Ξ August 6th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, beach, Canada, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, flower porn, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, sunsets, Travel/Vacation |

Enjoy my personal photo collection from my Maple Lake holiday!

A perfect groin, a vintage railroad tie and a Joe Pye weed.

A perfect groin, a vintage railroad tie and a Joe Pye weed.

Find the beauty in every single day. Sometimes you have to look a bit harder, other times, it is right there waiting for you to see.

Typical twilight on the summer-time Maple Lake.

Typical twilight on the summer-time Maple Lake.

 

Oh daylily! Such a short, vibrant life!

Oh daylily! Such a short, vibrant life!

Yesterday got a bit windy.

Yesterday got a bit windy.

Earlier in the day was really nice. these ducks come round each early evening for dinner.

Earlier in the day was really nice. These ducks come ’round each early evening for dinner.

Coral Belles planted in fall 2013

Coral Belles
planted in fall 2013

Waiting on the Int'l Space Station fly-over. Was cool!

Waiting on the Int’l Space Station fly-over. Was cool!

 

There were hundreds of these small, jagged stones in the water--and we've, that I recall, never had a rocky shoreline. Had to have happened with the constant freezing and thawing, then re-freezing that was a defining trait of winter 2013-14.

There were hundreds of these small, jagged stones in the water–and we’ve, that I recall, never had a rocky shoreline. Had to have happened with the constant freezing and thawing, then re-freezing that was a defining trait of winter 2013-14.

Bank is looking better. :)

Bank is looking better. :)

Something to ponder, something I believe: What you put out comes back to you. Also, take a photo of everything that catches your eye.

 

Black Bears at the Maple Lake Dump #haliburtonhighlands #ontario #holidays

Ξ August 2nd, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, holiday(s), home and garden, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, Travel/Vacation |

BEARS! at the dump!

 

Male bear chases off a juvenile at the Maple Lake dump - 7.31.14

Male bear chases off a juvenile at the Maple Lake dump – 7.31.14

Lots of bears at the dump on this run. A male, a female and two teenagers. “Daddy” bear got annoyed with the kids and drove them off–as you can see in one shot (above). Then he showed his patience waning with the advent of a number of dump photographers. Several snaps appear to show him about to eat humans instead of his delicious “bagged” lunch.

Male bear at the Maple Lake dump - 7.31.14

Male bear at the Maple Lake dump – 7.31.14

 

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