Saturday, October 22, 2016


Closing up part 2

October 22,2016


Thursday, October 13, 2016


Closing up, part 1

On 10 October, I began the process of closing up.

Touched up the paint on the front of the cabin and the window frames.

Saturday, October 08, 2016


West Lakeshore, 8 Oct., 2016

Another strange vehicle in the neighborhood.

Saturday, October 01, 2016


October 1, 2016


Saturday, September 24, 2016



I didn't take the time to get the bird identification book out, so I'm not sure which type of swans these are, but it's such a treat to see some on the lake again. They're probably just migrating through, but they're as regal as ever.

23 September 2016

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Sunday, August 14, 2016


A house-sized bee (hornet?) hive

A week ago, I noticed a flock of little bees or hornets swarming around the front of the cabin. They were crawling into the wall through a gap in the siding (replaced siding didn't quite match the old siding).

Insecticide and some caulk was applied. A week later there are a few of the critters still around and some gaps in the caulking.

Oh, good, some more work to do so we don't have a wall full of hornets (or bees).


Strange car in the neighborhood

An unusual car appeared in the woods. Waiting for details.


An alternative to Delta

The Blake Lakes Airline expanded to a new port on the west side of Little Blake yesterday. However, judging from the take offs and landings, the airline might want to consider a slightly smaller plane for regular service.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Musical weekend

Our weekend was punctuated with the pleadings of a juvenile eagle in a front yard tree. The parents flew by once in awhile, but it's weaning time, so the message is "Feed yourself, kid."

For such a big bird, it's hard to see even when it's noisy.

We had other avian singers too. A couple loons were noisy on the lake. An owl was noisy in the woods near dark. A pileated woodpecker was attacking a dead tree and bragging about it. And, from up the hill, the sandhill cranes were loud.

And what wonderful weather.

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