Saturday, January 24, 2009

It is still cold, -20c this morning but that did not stop Bob the beaver from taking his morning swim. If you are a past reader of my blog you will know I have a beaver friend who I have named Bob. Last Fall he was a very busy beaver by increasing my view. I know he has had help as I have seen two beavers at one time. He surprised me this morning but I did have a Panasonic G1 and a Leica 14-150 lens with me as I was enjoying my breakfast. If you look back far enough in my blog you will see he has posed with a Christmas tree before. Bill

Friday, January 23, 2009

Here is a photo of our Christmas tree where we found it near the top of the hill. Our daughter Ann, who was home for Christmas from France, felt that being Canadian should mean we go and catch our own tree and not pick one up at the corner store. So we set off with our new snow tires and found ourselves on the top of Hardy Mountain looking for our tree. As you can see a tree covered in snow in the wild can appear different. Not everyone thought we made the best choice but we will do better next year. We sighted just the perfect tree on the way home. Bill

Christmas tree update. I don't think the tree is going anywhere soon as the temperature dropped too -20c this morning. looks like a neighbour has been nibbling on the branches. There is a story that goes with this years tree. The tree really belongs on top of the hill that you see in the back ground. I will tell the rest of the story in my next post. This photo was taken with our trusty Panasonic Fz18. Stay tuned Bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It is that time of the year again when I get to plant the Christmas tree on the ice. I thought I was late this year but checking back in the blog to January 28th 2008 I found that I am earlier than last year. It wasn't long before the neighbours decided to check it out. I know it has been a long time for me between posts. I hope to change that with longer day light and more photo opportunities. We are also planning a trip to France next month so we will be field testing cameras including the Panasonic G1 that I used to take these photos. The close up is with the Panasonic 45-200 lens the wide photo with the 14-45. Check back for more, it is cold here so I don't think the tree is going anywhere soon. Bill