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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Colour our World, Colour us Grateful
Here's a small sampler of the joyous vivid colours that surround us at this time of year. If there was ever anything for which we should give Thanks, it would be this display. Think on it -- the colours come when the trees remove the chlorophyll from their leaves, moving the sugars and nutrients out of the leaf 'factories' and back down to the roots where they can be safely stored during the frozen winters. As the chlorophyll retreats, the vivid colours -- these stunning reds, oranges, yellows, burnt russet -- are revealed. The tree didn't need to do that. It could have simply let the leaves turn a dull brown and fall off.
We are grateful, thankful, that the trees don't just brown and fade. As summer ends, autumn comes into its own. There are not many places in the world where this incredible display of colour is on show.
I took these photos on Thursday, hiking in our back fields here at Bondi. Some of you will recognize the old settler's stone wall. Some will spot the frisbee golf targets.
Some will recognize Taffy, checking out the wolf scat left along this portion of the trail that many will recognize as part of the Hawk Lake Ski trail, just after it splits away from Toboggan Hill.
All our guests have driven past this tree -- it is right across from the Bell utility box, just before the junction to the Port Cunnington Road and Firehall. In its summer greens, most people just drive on by. This time of year, it will stop you in your tracks.
The colours blend beautifully, with the yellow leaves of the birch and the deep greens of the conifers accenting the maples' reds. This is just on top of the hill, not far from the solar panels.
This shot I just love, because of the way the sugar maple is entwined in the pine tree like a bouquet.
And this last shot was taken from the road, across from the Oxtongue Craft Cabin, looking downstream to one of the beaver dams. The dam is that line of green across the bottom third of the photo. The trees are reflecting in the pond caused by the dam.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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...