Thursday, June 30, 2011

Church in the Park


Packing up

Lots of food choices


They served Ice Cream

and Popsicles

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Inspirational thoughts

There were 2 places for taking pictures

Refreshments were served outside

I'm so thankful not to be 13 or 14 anymore
It was so awkward, the boys on one side the girls on the other
It just brought me back to when I was a teenager
Glad I'm older now

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teamwork for Graduation

While one team decorated inside

and made the gym look beautiful

with areas to take Grad pictures

and a stage decorated with plants and light

another team started outside

It was not supposed to be a "wilderness area"

after edging and cleaning up

we put on mulch

to cover up

and it actually looked good

Monday, June 27, 2011

Why we love Algonquin Park

Early morning when the water is calm

Reflections of trees...

...and rocks

living trees

and dead trees

and a nice campsite where you can dive in the water

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Algonquin Park Wildlife

We saw Turtles

and empty egg shells

a Moose cow & calf

and a Buck

We did see beavers but they were to fast to get on a picture

So we show their handiwork
There was lots of beaver lodges and occasional dams

The loons make such beautiful sounds

Here they were whipping up water taking off
and a Blue Herron overhead

Blackflies & Mosquitoes

The first 2 days the bugs were overwhelmingly present
The portages were the worst, lots of mosquitoes

And they would have liked to join us in the tent
the black flies did

Rien tried a bit of fishing

Out first spot was beautiful
but the swarms of bugs were a distraction for sure

So we went on the next day

Friday, June 24, 2011

Algonquin Interior

Before we got to the Interior Access point
we saw our first Moose

When we loaded the canoe, others were packing up
they warned us that they'd run out of bug repellant

We set out under cloudy skies

Algonquin is beautiful

But we sure needed our bug jackets

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mix & Match

A few picture that haven't made it to this blog yet
Our Irises

The sky previous to a down pour

Misty early one morning

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


We like Robins a lot more
when they are not eating our strawberries