Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

tapped sugar bush

Sugar bush, with lines to tap the sap permanently in place. The lines lead to a building with the evaporators that make maple syrup.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Burritts Rapids

A village on the Rideau Canal system, first settled in the 18th Century. A lot of log cabins still are in use in this area - this one has had a modern extension. The marmalade-coloured cat is a resident of the general store. Update - general store closed last time I went through around 2012

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Turtles in November

Catching the last rays of sun, the Midland Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta marginata) will spend the winter hibernating in the mud at the bottom of the pond - their blood chemistry will change to let them survive freezing weather.