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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Lights Up, Limbs Down, Candles Lit
In the snow that was falling like it belonged in a Hollywood movie, Brian monkeyed up the ladder and nipped off a few branches that were threatening to gently jostle the hydro line. Best to stop that before the winter storms come along -- trees and hydro lines don't play well together.
Over at the Dwight Municipal Office and Library, Phil Pavey loaned the use of his spider-lift to help string trees into the big white pine. And we do mean big. This was part of the Friends of the Library initiative this year to Light Up Dwight. They "done good."
We'd suggest leaving this up there year round. Maybe they could light up on the August long weekend when the local firemen host Firefest at Dwight Beach.
Not as lofty as the pine, the tea light shining in the ice-star is a perfect Christmas season accent. All you need is the mold, and a place where the forms can freeze. A friend told us that her freezer this week held nothing but these lovely lantern-shades.
If Martha Stewart isn't stopping over, you can get a low-cost version by simply freezing water in a small bucket until only the centre of the bucket remains liquid. The effect is very much like this -- but of course, there is something totally charming about the stars shining along walkways.
The bright lights are one of the very nice things about this season, when it gets dark early and the colours in the land have dwindled into muted blacks, whites and grays.
We're Christmas Season ready up here in North Muskoka. And we can't wait to see you!
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...