December 19, 2008 to Feb 14, 2009


Out and  About


Feb 14, 2009

Looking downriver, the banks are gone

Feb 13, 2009

 Discovered "Kermit" who has set up house on the light fixture at the rear of our residence!

Pat and Barry Ruhl
Fort Myers Beach Fl.

Feb 11, 2009

Ralph Shular & Friends entertain at Elgin Lodge

Feb 9, 2009

A lone fisherman on the Sound

Feb 7, 2009

After 5:30 pm taken by G. R. Schuett

Feb 6, 2009

The snow banks are very high now.  It's a chore to perch the blue box up on top of them and the people who pick them up have difficulty too.  The Town does a good job in very difficult conditions.

Feb 5, 2009

There is a rumour that the recently vacated SAAN store may soon have a new tenant

Feb 4, 2009

Hundreds of tiny European sparrows find a home in the bushes in Kincardine

Feb 2, 2009

Robbie Menaugue of Cape Croker performed O'Canada in Ojibway at Wiarton Willie day

Feb 2, 2009

Port Elgin Harbour with some sun G. R. Schuett

Jan 31, 2009

A Snow Bird visits the Snow Birds

I was reading when this egret dropped by for a "handout" but left after a few minutes when the miserly "snowbird" wouldn't shell out!

Regards to all

Pat and Barry Ruhl
Fort Myers Beach FL

Jan 30, 2009

Dressed for the weather! Fluffie & Snuggles take their owner, Doreen Lee for a walk

Jan 29, 2009

More and more snow and more on the way

Jan 27, 2009

Night invades the Day by Bob Cartwright


Jan 27, 2009

We live in a beautiful area by Bob Cartwright

Jan 26, 2009

Michael Crossling asks:  "Where was this taken and what is its significance?

January 24, 2009

How quickly the days change

January 23, 2009

Snow off the Roof Driven by High Winds

January 19, 2009

I think Mr. Gator is wondering if this one of the "snowbirds" he's heard about! His "turf" is located in close proximity to the rear of our residence, so we give him a wide berth!


Pat and Barry Ruhl
Fort Myers Beach, Fl.

January 18, 2009

A deer loves the Yews on Eckford by Larry LePage

Jan 17, 2009


For the Brits ...Feb 2 is GROUNDHOG DAY when WIARTON WILLIE comes out of his burrow and if he see his shadow it will be ....6 more weeks of Winter, cloudy and an early Spring!!!

Candlemas, and the Germans brought over the idea from the HEDGEHOG and used the Marmot. More on Saugeen Times at end of January!


The man in the Tilley Hat


January 16, 2009

Heavy with Snow


January 16, 2009

Port Elgin Harbour M. Crossling


January 15th, 2009

The ebb and flow of activities in the Saugeen area is interesting.  Just before Christmas the Event Planner was really active.  It never gets full because of the technology. It's now getting more active as the new year gains momentum.  For example, people are already asking the dates of the Annual Sisters Warehouse Sale, which is August 28, 29 and 30, 2009.  Very neat to be able to put that event on 8 months in advance, eh?


Ralph Shular and Friends entertain at the Southampton Day Away Program


January 14, 2009

Fran Plante took this photo of the neighbourhood fox as it searched for food at her home on the North Shore. The fox has been seen a number of times in a two-block area along the lakeshore. It appears to be the same fox that readers of Saugeen Times saw in that excellent photo taken by Bob Cartwright last week. (John Weichel)

Ed:  See Jan 9 below for the Fox.


January 10, 2009

Wind swept beach by Larry LePage


January 9, 2009

Curious Fox Southampton Bob Cartwright

Out and  About  Curious Fox by Bob Cartwright  


Sauble River by Brian Cole

Hunting for Food

Monday 5 January, 2009

This is TWELFTH NIGHT, The day before Epiphany in the Church's calendar.  Which is the tradition day for taking down the Christmas Tree and decorations, and the end of the Carols!

The Day after Epiphany is DISTAFF DAY (January 7) which is the first day after Epiphany (January 6) when women were expected to return to their spinning wheels following the Christmas Holiday.  A DISTAFF is the staff used for holding the flax or wool in spinning. . (Hence the term "distaff" refers to women's work or the maternal side of the family.)

The Man in the Tilley Hat


January 2, 2008

Conditions terrible as a van slips off the road.


December 30, 2008

Camera Club First Place Winner Linda Hartt Black and White


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16/04/2009 02:47 PM

Feb 14, 2009

The photo was taken from Jim and Grace Currie’s front yard on Carlisle Street on January 16, 2009.
Saugeen Shores is known for beautiful sunsets, but the sunrise can be wonderful too! A good way to start the day.
I enjoy your on-line newspaper.
Grace Currie

Editors Note:  You are correct, the sunrise can be very beautiful.  Out on the lake looking landward at sunrise is special.  As a certain time of the year the sun rises up the Saugeen River and if you are lucky enough to be out early, it is inspiring.  Thanks for the photo.

Feb 14, 2009

Looking upriver at Allenford the land has disappeared

Feb 11, 2009

(R) High School Principal Ron Code, Carey Chappelle & wife, Donna, and Penny Code take in a morning of skiing at the Woodland Trail

Feb 9, 2009

The Agawa Canyon. is moored in Owen Sound.  It has a giant crane on it for load/unload. 

Feb 7, 2009

A little chilly yet for a grass skirt and lei

Feb 7, 2009

After 5:30 pm taken by G. R. Schuett in Port Elgin

Feb 5, 2009

Sometimes you get a surprise around the area.  Today we stopped in at G. C. Huston School.  It was bright and clean.  Music could be heard too.  We saw a new plaque that showed who was awarded the top mathematics award for 2008.  It was Cooper McLay of Southampton

Feb 2, 2009

Snow removal is an art in the Bruce.

Feb 1, 2009


For many it's a perfect winter

Snowmobiles have had a good year.  With over ten feet of snowfall from December 1, there has been lots of activity.  Sometimes they stop for a break and something to eat.

Jan 30, 2009

Highway 21 at Noon

Jan 30, 2009

No Parking - No Doubt

Jan 27, 2009

Birding expert Mike Pickup catches the first Robin near Sparks Corner

Jan 25, 2009

Rotarians seem to be everywhere this winter raising money for kids

January 24, 2009

Bob Cartwright says:  "Winter is almost over"

January 24, 2009

New Medical Clinic in Sauble Beach

January 23, 2009

High Winds and Snow Obscure Everything

Jan 22, 2009

January 22, 2009: Laura Macaulay (nee Toots McPhail) celebrates her 95th Birthday with cousins Jean Meisenheimer, Joan Myers and daughter Mary Ellen LePage.

Laura, and her mother were both born in Southampton.  Photo by Larry Lepage

January 18, 2009

I'm just a bit hungry, but healthy


January 16, 2009

Will it never end?

January 15, 2009

For all you shoppers out there who have written enquiring about Wal-Mart.

The store will be having a 'soft' opening on Saturday, January 17th at 7:00 a.m. with a grand opening on January 21st at 7:00 a.m.

January 11, 2009

I was here first


January 10, 2009

On a grey, frosty Saturday, Thinking about Tours in The 'Year of the Light', Chantry's 150th by Larry LePage a regular reader.

January 8, 2008

Disney World

This is not the place to visit during the festive season. Waiting times were 60 minutes plus for rides. So I didn't get to go on Dumbo!

Happy New Year to all!

Pat and Barry Ruhl

January 7, 2008

Deer in the cold by Michael Crossling

January 4, 2008

Red Sky in the Morning by Brian Cole

January 2, 2009

A couple of hitch hikers want to make it to Port Elgin in terrible conditions.

December 30, 2008

View of the shore along Eckford with huge spray by Larry LePage

December 27, 2008

Unseasonable warm temperatures bring thick fog

Dec 26, 2008

Tim of Casual Corners in Port Elgin is all smiles as crowds take advantage of Boxing Day sales

Dec 23, 2008

Santa's younger brother! a.k.a. ViceDeputy Mayor Doug Gowanlock wore this for the Council Meeting on Monday

Dec 22, 2008

Dec 22, 2008 Looking up river ... lots of snow.  Two boats still in the water


Out and About/Weather Dec 21, 2008 Major Blizzard Breaks Open the Door of Winter

Dec 20, 2008

The usual giant Snow piles that the Snow Birds miss so desperately

Dec 20, 2008

Pouring Cement Dec 19 .... heat required in the snow 

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