Our Location: Summer Home, Tehkummah, Ontario
I’ve been busy snapping photos with the phone on my morning walk to and from dad’s house for coffee. It’s dark now when I leave the Igloo (around 6:30 AM) and I carry a flashlight just in case but I don’t use it unless it’s necessary, preferring to walk in the dark. What would make it necessary you ask? I met a skunk coming up our lane while I was going down last year and so I feel that critters may make it necessary to flash a light beam now and then. Although this year has been quiet for critters, a fox and a porcupine being our only visitors except cows of course.
|Sun and moon shots from our front yard.|
|Sunrise in the east sky.|
We’ve had a glorious number of days these past couple of weeks with the day time temps climbing well into the ‘short sleeve’ temperatures. The leaves are turning quickly and the colour is amazing. We offered a while ago to work the weekends until our time comes to an end at work this fall and so our days off are always weekdays. It gives the other ladies a chance to enjoy their weekends until we leave. It seems the rain is partial to weekends here and so once again the weekend forecast is calling for some wet weather. I don’t mind but hope it holds off until after we finish work. Ah well, we cannot control the weather and since we aren’t made of sugar we won’t melt and therefore I’m pretty certain we will survive. While the past number of weeks have been wonderful the time ahead looks cold and damp, a sure sign the arrival of fall.
|Morning sunrise at our favourite swimming spot.|
|If you listen closely perhaps you'll hear the loon calling.|
Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends out there. We hope this special time found you wrapped in the arms of family and friends, enjoying good times, good food and making wonderful memories. For many snowbirds the weekend is the sign that says it is time to begin our preparations and our journeys southward to find the places with no snowy touches. It is the last chance to hug and kiss those we hold dear before we start scratching the hitch itch that attacks us all. We hope you enjoyed your time together.
|Some of the sights we see at our summer location. Doesn't look much like a quarry, does it?|
We joined our family here for Thanksgiving Dinner. We gathered with brother Rick’s family (minus Jason & Leah), along with sister Jan, her partner Rick and dad to celebrate the holiday. Barb is a wonderful cook and we enjoy every invitation to dinner. The tables seated 13 places this year, the youngest being Miss Hazel closing in on the 1 year old mark and Dad being the oldest at 82. Miss Hazel shares the same birthday as her Grandma Barb, Oct 26.
|Can you see us up there in the trees? Either the Dogsled, the Igloo or both are in each photo.|
The mornings are cool these days, hovering between the mid 40’s to the low 50’s ( 7 to 11 C) with the sunshine helping to raise the mercury during the day. As we are on a rock in Lake Huron there is of course always wind. Dead calm at 7 AM but by 8 AM the wind is starting to stir. Not at all like the desert winds but enough to let us know that fall has arrived and winter is barreling our way. A day or two this week the ferry had a bit of a time getting into the dock to tie up with the wind gusts making it difficult but not impossible. On Thanksgiving Sunday the ferry didn't sail the last trip (two sailings on Sundays in the fall) as the winds and waves made the trip rough. Always a bit more dramatic in the fall with the ferry and wind.
|Some fall views and colours within walking distance of the Igloo.|
A belated birthday wish to our good friend Ron who celebrated a birthday (Oct 13) on our fine Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Ron and his lovely wife Sharon are folks we have known a number of years and perhaps you’ll remember we met up with them last fall for a week on our journey homeward. We are hoping to once again catch up with them but this time on our journey westward. Happy Birthday Buddy!!!
|Just to prove it is a quarry.|
So there you have it folks, a quick post but the photos will let you see what we see every day. We will be pulling up our feet on Oct 21 with our first stop about a 1/4 mile away in Dad’s driveway for the night to check out a few things before we head out on the morning of Oct 22 for the first leg of journey.
|Some of the fall colour we see daily.|
We hope all is well with our friends out here in blogger land. We will be catching up with our reading when we head out.
|Our home in the colours.|
Until next time… take care, be safe,