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Friday, 20 August 2010

Summer wind down

Greetings from Lake Wabatongushi! Here we are over half way through the month of August with September just around the corner. The past few weeks we've really felt fall creeping in on us. The sun is setting sooner, the mornings are crisp and cool, and the urge to throw extra blankets on my bed at night is becoming more and more a reality. It's always hard to let go of summer, but at the same time you long for the colours and the cool down that Autumn brings.

Another tell tale sign that Autumn is on it's way is the gathering of the fowl. The common loons on Lake Wabatongushi have been gathering together preparing for their journey south. While I was on vacation a few weeks ago I also saw that the Canadian geese have been flocking together to make their journey to warmer places for the winter. Oh, to be a migrating bird.

The black bears are also beginning to prepare for the winter slumber. At this time of year they are goring themselves on Mountain Ash berries,nuts,and fruits. Anything that is edible they will eat to increase their body fat. Once in their slumber the bear will live off of their fat reserves for the winter months.

Before I leave you today I would like to share some pictures with you that Doris took this morning after breakfast. The great blue heron sat at the top of a pine tree not too far from the lodge and provided us with some great photo opportunities.



Well that's it for me. Thank you again for taking the time to read our blog. We sure do appreciate it.

Happy sunny summer days!






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