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Orchid Hunting

2021 June 02

We often like to search for and photograph orchids in the spring. We usually go to the Petawawa Research Forest but it remains closed because of covid and other reasons. So this year we searched another local area. Here are some photos.

While Arethusa bulbosa are not rare, neither are they common. Thus we choose to be a little circumspect in describing just where we went.

In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa
In search of Arethusa bulbosa

Arethusa bulbosa day trip (canoe) Dragon's Mouth orchid Swamp-pink

Laurentian Hills

An Early Spring Drive into Algonquin Park

2021 April 07

On Wednesday April 07, Bob and Diana took a short drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park. We had originally planned a more extensive drive for Thursday, but decided to go sooner because of the rumored provincial shutdown coming at midnight; we wanted our drive to be at least somewhat legal. We discovered that the Park was deserted, the road was dry and that spring was well advanced.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07
Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

Algonquin Park Barron Canyon Road Barron River Sand Lake Gate

A Snow Squall in Deep River

2020 December 30

I took advantage of Wednesday's snow squall to take some photos in downtown Deep River. Let me just say that it was somewhat miserable out.

Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230
Downtown Dep River in a snow storm  20201230

Champlain Street Deep River Deep River Road Ridge Road

Marten

2020 December 18

Each year we have martens visiting us throughout the winter. We were beginning to wonder about this year, but this guy showed up yesterday and returned today.

marten

(photo by Bob: 2020-12-18 - explore

marten

Point Alexander