It is snowy and blowy here. The walk to the outhouse this morning required snowshoes. I didn’t wear snowshoes. But it did require them. #mycurrentview
Hello -25, you sure are pretty. #unsweetenedca
Dreamt of home last night.
Woke up missed the sound of the waves, the kiss of of the wind, the flavour of salt air on my lips.
Feeling the pull of the island, the woods, the river. The love.
Love that someone found unsweetened.ca by searching for “beautiful river”. This isn’t the only beautiful river I photograph or talk about, but it is the one I love.
Prepare yourself. I have left you waiting for the continued adventures of Lex Go Further – A Ford Escape for far too long. It is now time for photos of the puppy interspersed with snow, food and a couple of tweets. But mainly industrial-grade puppy cuteness.
When last we spoke, I had just gotten onto a skidoo for the first time in m [...]
With the dog curled up by the fire, the wind shaking the windows and the snow falling hard and thick, it seemed time for a little comfort food. Slow comfort food cooked over the hot coals in the wood stove.
Despite the weather and storm warnings it’s still quite warm (for winter) so don’t have to keep the fire roaring and we can [...]
Winds from the south today crashing against the shore meant I spent at
least an hour sitting on the rocks mesmerized.
There is nothing more soothing to me than big wind and the sound if the
Of course, I don’t feel quite that way when I have to leave the island and
the winds mean riding the river in big waves especially in Novembe [...]
After some continued experimenting, and frankly the willingness to throw out an entire batch if I burnt the coffee too badly, I finally produced some decent home-roasted coffee.
I mentioned a couple of days ago that we were “out” of coffee. It’s not strictly true. I had some green coffee beans squirreled away for just th [...]
It’s a beautiful day. The sun is bright and warm, the sky is blue andclear, the wind is howling and blowing like a "son of a bitch"!
The water is slamming up against the island and, as it turns out, over thestern of the boat left a little too close to the tide line. Wind and wavesare quite effective in filling a boat with w [...]
It was just a quick cross and then back home, but mid-river each leg I wasvery happy that was all. I’d show you pictures of that, but I was too busydriving the boat!One hand for you, one for the boat. And when the one for you is on themotor there are zero for the camera!
My first cup of coffee made from brands I roasted myself!The green beans were purchased at a small Ethiopian store at the foot oddmy street in Toronto, then I slow roasted them on the wood stove, finishingthe process in the fire over the coals.
It was okay. The aroma was wonderful, but I definitely need a darker roastfor my tastes. The chal [...]
Joining me for my call today were a loon and a crow. Yesterday’s coworkersincluded Charlie the dog and a seal. Neither contributed much to the callbut they were great company.
Cool day today, which means a fire all day. Perfect for braising that chunkof beef we picked up on my way home to the island.
Right in the coals and dinner will have that added smokiness.
Now it’s all about patience.
A little island walk about to see the high water accompanied by Charlie whoinsisted on being in all the photos.
Waiting to hear those magic words "general boarding call for Air Canadaflight 7514 to Montreal"
First leg in our island to island travel.
Nap-time here I come!