Cataraqui Reflections

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another month almost over

It has been a while since I posted but the internet is not always running at a high enough speed for me to download pictures to my blog and I don't like posting without pictures. I use an internet stick and in the area that I live, the coverage is not always good.

It has been a good month. Trenton has only had one night that dipped below the freezing mark. For someone who has lived the balance of her life in the north, this is most unusual, but very welcome. I have been wearing sandals right up until yesterday and it is possible I might be able to continue to wear them through November.

The above nests were in the birch tree in my sister's driveway. All summer we enjoyed watching the robins fly in and out of the tree on feeding missions for the little ones.

The following pictures were taken on a day trip to Ohare Mill in nearby Madoc Ontario. Enjoy the scenery.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Along the line of smokey hills...

The crimson forest stands.

And all the day the blue jay calls throughout the autumn lands.

Just when you think you have it all under control, a death occurs that makes you stop and reassess everything you value and prioritize. My friend, Linda Knies, passed away unexpectedly in September. I drove up to Kirkland Lake for her funeral. Despite the sad occasion, it was good to see old friends again that I have been missing since I moved away to Trenton.

Raindrops fell on the funeral procession for Linda like tears from heaven at her passing.

A taste of Kirkland Lake, a booming mining town at present. The area can use a boost to its economy after being a depressed area for so long.

Signs of progress abound in the 40 km stretch of Highway 11 that is still only two lanes.

The picture below shows where the new highway will lie just south of Sundridge.

I wasn't back long when the news came that another friend, Clark Hosick, had passed away in Ohio. He had been sick for a long time. Still, it was sad news. My thoughts and condolences go to those who mourn his passing.

I am off later today for a look at some tall trees. In this part of the world, it would be interesting to see them as this whole area has been tree harvested a couple of times. If there is any picture I take worth posting, I'll be back here with an update.