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First Paddle of the Season

2018 April 22

We're finally getting some nice spring weather. So we got the canoes out of winter storage yesterday and went for our first paddle of the season on the Chalk River this morning. The air was cool, but the sun was warm and the wind non-existant.

Getting the canoes out of winter storage
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River
First paddle of the season on the Chalk River

photo set

Chalk River Point Alexander

Winter Wonderland

2018 April 17

After the late season winter storm abated, everything was back to a winter wonderland for a few hours on Tuesday morning. Later as the weather turned milder, it degenerated into a wet messy slop.

We were encouraged to find that the red-winged blackbirds at the Chalk River survived -- no photos though.

Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm
Winter wonderland after the late season winter storm

photo set

Chalk River Deep River Point Alexander

Late Season Winter Storm

2018 April 16

A late season winter storm swept across Ontario, with significant snow, rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and wind, over the last three days. In actual fact, we were spared the worst of it here in the upper Ottawa valley. It certainly wasn't very nice out, but we only got a few centimeters of snow / ice pellets and minimal freezing rain. And no power interruptions. But for the time being at least, we're back into winter conditions.

And to think that we saw a red-winged blackbird at the Chalk River on Thursday.

Late season winter storm
Late season winter storm
Late season winter storm
Late season winter storm
Late season winter storm
Late season winter storm

photo set turkeys

Spring (Interrupted)

2018 April 07

Some photos from our deck / porch this morning.

Spring is delayed
Spring is delayed
Spring is delayed
Spring is delayed

photo set

Turkeys

2018 March 031

We've had six turkeys hanging around for the latter part of the winter. In the last several days, they've been joined by a tom, who has been pretty much in constant display mode -- when he's not eating, that is.

Turkeys in front yard 6 hens
Turkeys in front yard 1 tom in display mode
Turkeys in front yard 1 tom in display mode

photo set turkeys

Point Alexander