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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Fog to Sun to Sunset, What a Thankful Day
It started with thick fog.
That condensed into little sparkling drops on the wings of our Brenda Wainman-Goulet sculpture of a red tail hawk, who soars across our lawn in memory of our Dad, Paul Tapley. His passion was flying.
The colours change by the minute as the sun tries to burn through the fog. Somewhere out there, beyond Anchor cottage, lies the Point we love to swim to in the summer. And beyond that... invisible, the island.
After the sun won out, the middle part of the day was spent bedding down the last of the gardens. This pansy was putting on a brave face going into winter. It was almost a t-shirt day today, just lovely weather to be out and about. There were several deer on the lawn enjoying the grass buffet and the mild weather. Days like this are a bonus to help us finish up the outside jobs that need to be crossed off the list before the snow comes in to stay.
There are always chores to do in the barn. Achmed kept a close eye on the proceedings today.
The deer were not our only visitors. A mink had been scurrying along the beach. So, too, raccoons who are not yet hibernating. Over at the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, their resident Momma Bear has already tucked herself into her den for the winter. She's missing out on some glorious sunshine...
Nobody does artwork like Mother Nature. Right where the water meets the land She has created an intricate collage.
And not content with that, She painted the sky into a lovely sunset. We are constantly left awestruck by the delicate shades and reflections that come with late autumn sunsets. Who could resist wandering down to the water's edge to soak up this scene?
Certainly not Taffy, who herself seems to change colour to blend with the reflections in the still waters.
This is American Thanksgiving. We have guests here, refugees from the hectic pace of Black Friday. There is no shortage of gifts in this Life for which we give thanks.
This place is definitely well up there on the List.
Don't overlook our specials for COUPLES! As well as families and groups, we offer great deals for couples looking to just get away.
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...