- Muskrat Love … well … Otter love … or maybe we otter talk about some thing else
- Lame claim to fame, but you take what you can get
- I am sorry, and I know this isn’t going to help
- Ice-breaking news! Well, no, actually ice-not-breaking news, but we do the best we can …
- Home again, home again, jiggedy-jig …
- Our view made the news! Not our point of view, sadly, but hey …
- Winter storm Yona? yada, yona, yada …
- Life without the Internet, Oscar Wilde and Kleptocracy
- Canada Legalizes Marijuana, Putin Returns the Crimea, saying he was “just kidding around,”
- The best parts of the last two days …
Word of the Day
Once again influenced by the DAILY GREAT LAKES and SEAWAY SHIPPING NEWS, I bumped into the term "brash ice", and when I went to look it up further, although they had in their kindness already defined it, I found a very cool, as in Antarctically cold, source who had found a really frozenly cool manual that described 21 kinds of ice, with photos! I should never have complained, way back when, about their being too few words for snow. I will start you off with brash ice, and then you too can discover the difference between grease ice and and ice cake, which sounds rather important, if you were hungry at the time.
Accumulation of floating ice made up of fragments not more than 6.5 feet across; the wreckage of other forms of ice. Thank you Jennifer Bogo and Popular Mechanics. And that is an excellent last name.
The synoptic view on April 17th. You can see how the east wind moved the ice off shore all along the Bay. Today rain and a shift of wind to the west and northwest should be interesting, as the ice softens. It is just like continental drift, thank you Tuzo Wilson.
Synoptic view of the ice cover on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, April 16th. Penetang and Midland are right where the shore looks incredibly white, basically on the south eastern end of the Bay.
Song of the Day
It is all connected apparently, and as we head into Four Days of Rain, don't I find that the Flying Burrito Brothers, who were featured yesterday, had anticipated the forecast, it didn't darken their mood, because they were feeling good like they knew they would ... which is key to survival it seems to me.
Weather for Beausoleil Island Today Sunday MondayPartly Cloudy9°/1°Partly Cloudy13°/5°Chance of Rain15°/8°
Is anybody out there?
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You know the song, it was ineluctable, even if you managed to eluct the decade, and I am going to have to play it, as a fitting sound track to the world’s worst otter porn, which I happened to photograph … Continue reading
One of the unusual benefits of living in a community mostly of professors, which I kind of did in the city, where they came and drank cocktails at our house, but really did at the cottage, which has an unusual association … Continue reading
but a challenge to the spirit indeed. Yesterday, hope, and yes these were shot in colour. Goldeneye’s [I finally remembered without getting out the book. They have very cute relatives called Buffleheads, a much better name, and once I mentioned … Continue reading
We (well, some of we) are going back to Penetanguishene, or perhaps I should call it P-town, having referred to Ottawa as O-town. But given what’s been going on there, octogenarian-wise, perhaps I won’t. I was delighted, however, to discover … Continue reading
So here we are back in O-town [that is an o not a zero, please] and the drive home was just like a drive home. I remember the Prince of Wales once being asked by a journalist upon his arrival … Continue reading
[Edited to add exciting pictures of the ice holes as seen from the cottage at the bottom.] Except that they had a better vantage point, being able to fly and all, this is exactly what we are looking at from … Continue reading
Is this meant to make us feel sort of chummy with storms, this naming of them? I must have missed the rest of the alphabet. So in lieu of writing about how pleasant this spring has been, I thought I … Continue reading
So there I am, with a wifi signal showing full strength, but no internet. To reset the device one must navigate a creaky door, a chilly, slippery, walk, and at the end, another creaky door, a sleeping, we hope, pair … Continue reading
and people the world over decided to practice their religions in their own homes, and to stop with all the hate. Oh well, April Fool’s makes one dream again. But this is kind of funny. Hershey had a big chocolate … Continue reading