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Friday, June 3, 2011
Seeing the Wind,Watching the Weather
Changeable. That's the word for the weather. At least, that's the kind word.
We had a cool and fairly wet May here in Muskoka. Everything greened up beautifully as a result. Friends in England point out that they are in a drought, the ground very hard, the crops just not growing. We, on the other hand, are usually grabbing an umbrella as we head out the door. I'm counting on the old proverb, "A cold wet May will fill your barn with Hay." I'm also counting on the Farmer's Almanac (are they ever wrong???) that says it's going to be a hot dry summer... and we're getting the rain out of the way early.
The cool weather did an abrupt turnaround last week, soaring temperatures into the 30's, and shoving the humidex higher and higher. Blessed are we indeed to live by the Lake of Bays, with it's constant cooling breeze! Plants leapt out of the ground so fast you could watch them grow. Especially the asparagus, which -- rather alarmingly -- grows about eight inches a day. The corn has all managed to push leaves up out of the ground, setting us dreaming of August when we'll be enjoying roasting the cobs. There is nothing better than sweet corn that has literally just been picked. Our father, Paul, used to insist that the pot be on the boil before he picked and shucked the corn, and cooked like that it is so sweet it is almost sinful.
Trees know a lot about weather. Contrary to the belief that they just kind of stand in one place passively, trees are actively involved in their environments. Poplar trees, for instance, transmit messages over unbelievably long distances, somehow telegraphing if there are insects or blight moving in. Trees also serve as excellent weather barometers. Just before a significant change in the weather, particularly one that is bringing rain, the trees will flip their leaves over, showing the silver underside.
We may have trouble seeing the wind, but the trees have no such problem.
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You can check our availability on-line. We work hard to keep this current, but it may lag actual bookings. And it may not be 100% accurate...
We do have vacancies throughout July and August, but not that many... so you should scoop up yours! In fact, there are only about nine vacancies left for this summer!! We've got your cottage waiting, but you should call now!
We much prefer to keep the personal touch, and to discuss your booking the 'old-fashioned' way, directly, person to person! This helps us ensure that we've got your booking just the way you want it.
1 888 300 2132 or 705 635 2261 or email us. We've got your cottage ready!
Changing the Season
August is on the doorstep. We currently have no vacancies until September, and our guests are enjoying the lake, the calling loons, the quiet times and all the activities that go with a summer here at Bondi Village. Get out of the city, restore your soul...
This means that we are now accepting reservations for two night stays and weekend packages during September and October -- the fall colours are astonishing, and on our own 600 acre property, there are so many walking trails and lookout views that there's no need to battle traffic into the Park just to see the beauty! Algonquin is always amazing, but during high colour season, best seen mid-week. There are so many other wonderful places around where you can enjoy the autumn without the congestion of the road, and we are happy to direct you to them.
We have great deals during the fall season, for couples, up to small groups of 18 people.
And don't forget Winter -- we've got vacancies for Christmas! We'll provide the tree, and you bring the family.
We've got a fantastic place to gather, enjoy the scenery, relax by a fire, and spend time with family and friends. Whether a quiet couples' getaway, or a family reunion or a club outing , we've got your cottage waiting.
We'd love to hear from you. The experiences our guests have are precious to us. If you have photos you took at Bondi, we'd love to have those as well. You can email them to Nancy at email@example.com
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We are very proud of Napster, our tail-painting cat, who uses his lovely artwork to raise money for charities. This lovely little creature passed away July 2015, but left a huge legacy, having raised over $12,000 for various charities through the sale of his artwork. That artwork, through prints and notecards, is still available. Click here to visit Napster's Blog and visit the gallery of his tail-paintings.
Now sold around the world, he was honoured to have his artwork sold around the globe -- he even has a print with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Click on the following links to enjoy a 'virtual ski' round some of our 15 km. of groomed track set cross country ski trails. Thanks to Altitude and Attitude, North Muskoka gets the kind of winter you can really enjoy. Huge thanks to Eric Prince, the creative mind that made this videos happen!
Click here to enjoy seeing a variety of our trails.
And Click Here for another cross country ski adventure.
and this one, in 2014, just days before the snow vanished, from Hawke Lake on down. Click Here
And Click Here for just one more...