Bondi Resort Blog

Come on into our Blog for a look at the wonderful world we've got to share! With over 240 hectares (600 acres) of wilderness woodlands surrounding the resort, just ten minutes from Algonquin Park, we feature over 400 metres (1200’) of waterfront and beach; boat rentals; summer hiking trails winding through fields and woods; 20 km. of groomed cross country ski trails and snowshoeing in winter; access to nearby snowmobile trails for sledders, and a toboggan hill for the young at heart.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hocus Pocus, what's in Focus?

The weather has dipped back down into Chilly on the scale, bringing with that temperature drop some rather unpleasant rain.  Good news from that forecast is that the rain will drive the ice out of the lakes faster.  (Bad news out west, where the Red River is running amok, but not so serious here, where the lake has plenty of room to accommodate that infilling.  Besides, Trout Season opens next week, and with almost 20" of ice still on Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park, it's going to be tough trolling for the boats...

Crocus took advantage of the sun this past week to spring up out of the lawn, their bright cheerful faces making the gloomier rainier day much brighter.  Our deer don't eat crocus. We don't know why... they eat almost everything else, including daffodils, tulips and asparagus.  And trilliums.  Our woods have taken a beating with the increase in the deer population. There seem to be fewer of them here this spring, however, so perhaps the balance is being restored.  Mind you, finding this many right outside the window of my house makes me wonder if there really are less of them about!

The deer are beautiful creatures, when they are not nose-down in the gardens.

They are sharing the property with the wild turkeys, who are in full mating display,   The big tom is traffic stopping magnificent when he has his tail spread, wing tips drooped, and is doing his display dance for the ladies.

The lawn has also been playing host to a convention of moles over the winter.  As the snow melted, their molehills became obvious. While unsightly, and not great for the lawn, we have found that if we simply rake the hills out, the grass comes back very quickly. Moles don't eat the grass roots.

Nor do they eat the crocus.

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