Saturday, June 10, 2023

A few pics .........



Our Location: 

Summer Spot, Manitoulin Island, Ontario


The weather has been up and down, hot, cold and in between. The garden is starting to grow, the mosquitoes, black flies and deer flies are plentiful and very annoying. We've been working both at our pay jobs and our own 'around the Igloo' jobs. It's keeping us busy and out of trouble! 


Brother Rick's wood piles.

Morel Mushrooms!


On June 3rd, we, Riley, SIL Barb, myself, and eight other ladies all attended the Espanola Little Theatre  to see 3 one act plays. Barb's daughter Nicole was an actress in the final play. It was a very enjoyable evening. 


The new walking bridge at High Falls.

The views at 10 Mile Point.


The rest of our time has been spent working at the Motel, doing a couple of private homes, and a few things around here. The Cabin has now been stained, the garden is planted and starting to grow, I've been helping Dad doing a few things, and spending a little time doing some visiting. 


The morning sun, and two foxes playing just outside our door.


Birthday wishes to my Aunt Shirley, she celebrated on the 3rd. She is the oldest of my father's two sisters. 


The photos are of a few things we've seen over the past few weeks on the Rock. 


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. 


Until next time...


Take care, stay safe,





Thursday, June 1, 2023

A quick post with a few pics....


Our Location: 

Summer Spot, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

Nothing new and exciting here on the Rock. We are back to work and back to our regular weekly schedule. Some visits, some catching up and a few more to get to before long, or at least we hope. A graveside celebration of life for Marion (dad's lady friend) last week was the only real thing of note in the past few weeks.  A few pics to share, random of course, but hopefully they are of some interest to someone.

I mentioned my dad was split wood, here are a few of the wood piles/stacks around his storage space.

Before photos of Jason & Leah's property...

After photos of the property, or should I say middle? Construction is always bad before it's good.


The mud has dried up and the dust is here, black flies have arrived, as have the mosquitoes which are abundant. On a happy note, the hummers are also back, we have 3 that fight over the feeders! I haven't planted any type of garden as yet, we have only been having warm days for the last 3 in a row now!! Yah.... We need rain but my rain dance didn't work, hopefully someone with more experience will do the fancy foot work! 

Smoke from forest fires turns the morning sun red.

Yeah, it has been frosty a number of mornings....

But spring sprung and the heat is now turned on.

We are happy to report all of our friends made it home, although some are heading back out on the next adventure! Happy travels Jim and Barb. 

Apple blossoms are out at the old orchard.

And below the old orchard too.

A birthday wish to Aunt Shirley, who celebrates in the up coming days. She is my dad's sister. Happy Birthday Auntie!! 

Across the road from brother Rick's house.

Across the road from Dad's house, the morning sun is just getting above the trees.

A beautiful sign of spring, The Lady Slipper!

So there you have it, all caught up! I am hoping to get a few more scenic photos in the weeks to come, we will be travelling to other towns within a two hour drive and I hope to showcase some of the beauty we are fortunate enough to see on our travels. 

The Honeysuckles are also showing their colours.

The sign we had made in Mexico.

A quick glimpse after all the winter stuff was removed. Shelves and a clean up have been accomplish since the pic. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a fantastic summer folks!!

Until next time....

Take care, stay safe,