Maple Lake Sunset – Stanhope Airport Water Run (PHOTOS) #holiday #maplelake #ontario

Ξ July 31st, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, flower porn, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, sunsets, Travel/Vacation, weather |

Holidays on Maple Lake

Stanhope Airport, Maple Lake, Ontario 7.30.14

Stanhope Airport, Maple Lake, Ontario 7.30.14

And I forgot to take snaps of doing laundry in West Guilford and getting Karwartha Ice Cream!

Petunias at Stanhope Airport, Maple Lake, Ontario 7.30.14

Petunias at Stanhope Airport, Maple Lake, Ontario 7.30.14

Snaps that I’ve taken in the last 24 hours. Weather has been cool, overcast at times and bright at others. It probably struggled to get above 70 F degrees today here at Maple Lake, which ticks some people off. I don’t see the point of getting mad at the weather. I have seen a lot worse up here in cottage country. It’s is totally doable to get out of the cottage. The ground is still a bit soggy and the lake is too cool to swim in, with the low-for-season air temps but hey, ya deal.

Sunset Maple Lake Ontario - July 30, 2014

Sunset Maple Lake Ontario – July 30, 2014

Last night, by 8 pm the battery for the rowboat was finally at 100%. With only about 40 or so minutes left of light we took a spin on the west side of the lake. It was chilly and though I was hoping for some pretty sunset snaps, Mother Nature wasn’t in the mood. Still nice.

 

Holiday Weather – Mother Nature Cares Not (Blog Entry)

Ξ July 30th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, flower porn, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, maplelakeontario.com, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, weather |

A odd one, to be sure.

One foot is in the U.S., still fielding leads and job interviews, the other here at Maple Lake.
When you have an SO, their big life stuff become integrated into yours. So proofing stuff, bouncing ideas around, sort of exciting, sort of nerve-wracking.

The weather has been cool and rainy. But it does not suck. This is so much better than sitting inside in suburbia when the weather goes foul. Here you watch the storm as it approaches the lake, the clouds rolling in are awesome. When you go into town, you are reminded of how small town it is. The post office lady made my request to receive a package so very simple: My name, General Delivery, Post Office, Postal code.

I’ve not ever ordered a special package from BC before. We’ll see how things transpire.
While I wrote this, the sun came out and it is warming up. Just like that, off goes the heat and my hoodie.

I’m happy here. Next week is supposed to be beautiful weather-wise, so we will do more outdoor stuff then. Just chilling and napping and grocery-shopping at Todd’s Independent Grocer, it’s all novel to me. Got the battery for the boat all charged for when we have patch of clear weather, sans lighting.
Want to go to the Algonquin Forest too (about 45 mins from here) and hike to some waterfalls.
One downside: Nanaimo bars. They didn’t last but the evening. Won’t buy them again. Love Canadian novelties, though.

Pics: I gave Google permission to modify a version of my photos with the auto backup. My mileages varies. The last two snaps are by Google. I like the first, especially. Looks ethereal.

 

Blissful, Beautiful Maple Lake Ontario Summer PHOTOS #flowers #ducks #lake

Ξ July 29th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, flower porn, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, weather |

 

Summer and Winter in the Haliburton Highlands – Vacation at Maple Lake (PHOTOS) #haliburtonhighlands #maplelake #ontario #canada

Ξ January 28th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, cottage country, family, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, United States, weather, winter |

 Making Plans For Maple Lake!

Gorgeous Puppy! Found at: http://gallery.experiencehaliburton.com/?farenhb-gallery=user-submitted-gallery-item-196

Gorgeous Puppy!
Found at: http://gallery.experiencehaliburton.com/?farenhb-gallery=user-submitted-gallery-item-196

Photo Credit

We don’t have to have bone-shaking, brutally cold winter weather  here in the Midwestern United States to start longing for time spent in the Haliburton Highlands area–but it has certainly helped drive the conversations that my spouse and I have each year about when we want to go (NOW), how long we wish to stay (FOREVER), and the things we wish to do during the precious time we have at Maple Lake/in Southern Ontario (EVERYTHING) as well as the things we must do to maintain our little spot on Maple Lake.

The practical way to view things when planning our vacation time in the highlands of Ontario happens during our first trip to our cottage on Maple Lake–the assessment period. We check to see how the property and the cottage itself has fared in our absence. The type of winter and spring that has passed has everything to do with what we discover.

Weather Forecast Haliburton Highlands January 28-29  2014

Weather Forecast Haliburton Highlands January -  2014

Weather Forecast Haliburton Highlands January  28-29 2014

Last year, the repeated melting and refreezing of the ice on the lake made a mess of the beachfront and the hill above it. There is a natural amount of weathering–then there is what is above and beyond “normal.” We did pretty well overall in ’13 as Roger put energy into “repurposing” the existing boulders and stones that my grandfather put in long ago as steps down the 20 ft hills from cottage to beach and the bigger rocks that function as support for the hill. He has built in some new bushes and hardy foliage not only directly in front of our cottage but adjacent as well. This is a process that is ongoing and one that I love as he does the hard work and then I stick around to make sure everything stays watered and exposed to the right amount of sunlight. Sometimes, certain flowers just won’t take even when Roger enhances the soil so I’ll dig ’em up, move them, and try to salvage them.

This year, I think he’ll stay up for a solid month. I’d like to go for 2 months, minimum. We may try to see if we can squeeze out another week from his schedule. There is that pesky “work thing” that he has to consider. Since all my work–other than tending to our abode stateside, is done on the computer, how long I stay is really up to me. It was 5-6 weeks last year–my best summer ever at Maple Lake. I’ve got to be honest tho, I get torn leaving our college-age son behind here in the States, though he is quite capable. It’s the mother thing. Never really goes away.

So anyway. There were some unanticipated repairs/work that happened towards the end of our stay last year and the planned repair of the bathroom ceiling (water damage) has now taken on the proportion of a ceiling replacement as the original tile thickness cannot be duplicated. Lots of investigating went into determining this last year before the poop (almost literally) hit the fan.

Not wanting to turn his vacation into a working vacation, besides the yearly outside maintenance, I think we’ll stick to the ceiling replacement and then try to work in lots of time for exploring the Highlands, perhaps at some point taking a weekend down in the city (my first hometown, Toronto). We are still very much in the tossing ideas around stage.

Cheers! Cyn

Haliburton Highlands: experiencehaliburton.com

Haliburton Highlands: experiencehaliburton.com

 

Haliburton Highlands: experiencehaliburton.com

Updated Long-Range and Snow Forecast Maps

Today the “real feel” at Maple Lake Ontario is warmer than here, 25 miles Northwest of Chicago, Illinois!

Warmer at Maple Lake Ontario on  January 28 2014 than near Chicago Illinois! Credit: Accuweather

Warmer at Maple Lake Ontario on January 28 2014 than near Chicago Illinois!
Credit: Accuweather

 

 

Haliburton Highlander, local Sun Media papers sold to Maple Key Media #haliburtonhighlands #weather

Ξ December 16th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, nature, Ontario, Photography, sunsets, weather, winter |

New, locally owned group acquires region’s newspaper group

Haliburton Ontario Canada Photo - early 12/13 via Weather Network

Haliburton Ontario Canada Photo – early 12/13 via Weather Network

Photo Credit: Weather Network

 

Haliburton-based company Maple Key Media has announced its acquisition of the Haliburton Echo, Minden Times, Bancroft This Week, and Barry’s Bay This Week from Sun Media. It has also purchased The Highlander Newspaper.

Maple Key Media’s director, Bram Lebo, will head up the group as publisher. He confirmed the company will retain existing staff and has no plans to close any of the newspapers.

“We are excited to bring these papers back under local ownership,” said Lebo. “These newspapers are vital to our communities and we accept that responsibility. Our focus will be on delivering the news through quality and innovative editorial content.”

“We are asking our communities to bear with us during this period of transition,” said Lebo. “This is a big change, but we’re confident in our decision to make this purchase and hope our readers are as excited as we are for what the future holds.”

SOURCE: Press release: The Highlander, local Sun Media papers sold to Maple Key Media

Boshkung Lake Haliburton Highlands Ontario Canada Photo - mid 12/13 via Weather Network

Boshkung Lake Haliburton Highlands Ontario Canada Photo – mid 12/13 via Weather Network

Photo Credit: Weather Network

 

Maple Lake Ontario Weather Dec 16 through December 20 2013

Maple Lake Ontario weather Dec 16 through 12/20

Maple Lake Ontario weather Dec 16 through 12/20

*Snow possible Thursday evening through Friday afternoon

 

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