Out and About

Feb 19 to April 28, 2009

Out and About



April 28, 2009

The Orange Fellow gets a sugar treat.


April 25, 2009

I'm hungry!


April 25, 2009

Temperature drops and fog rolls in from the Big Lake


April 22, 2009

Projected opening May 11


April 20, 2009

Here is a little visitor out in Little Stratford
submitted by reader Mooky Blue


April 16, 2009

By Nancy Calder Click for larger


April 14, 2009

Only about a hour away and a nice easy 1 km walk into the Grotto. Well worth seeing. Over looks Georgian Bay and several large islands. ... by Bob Cartwright


April 13, 2009

Michael Crossling of Port Elgin submits this 'Bush Rat' picture from his recent trip to Cameroon


April 12, 2008

Murray Brown of Avonbank submitted this Moon Shot


April 12

Hundreds of Canada geese gather in Miramichi Bay. The day is crisp and clear with bright sun but with a cool northwest wind.


April 8, 2009

Spring storm causes treacherous highway conditions

April 7, 2009

An anonymous reader sends this photo with the caption "History Preserved?"....

See Heritage  Fading Memory .... Nodwell


April 6, 2009

For the Snowbirds.... winter returned with a blast.  Schools were closed and a trip down 21 was not a wise move.


April 2, 2009

Longtime Southampton resident and WWII veteran AB Eagles was 96 last Saturday.  He entertained old friends and neighbors and is anxious to get out and about in his garden.


March 29, 2009

Fisherman from high above the Saugeen

John Weichel


March 28, 2009

hmmm... what's the hurry?


March 26, 2009

Pat and Barry  Ruhl check in again from Fort Myers Florida with this Banyan Tree.  They are amazing trees and when one first sees them, they look like they are out of a Superhero Movie


March 24, 2009

Mt. Redoubt in Alaska

Watch out for this one! 


March 21, 2009

Our Weatherman Brian Cole's Rain Collector


March 19, 2009

(L) Tyler Pantlin, Greg Ritchie & dad, Gabe Ritchie, Tyler Baumbach

Drummer Stacy John


The local band 'Sapsuckers' continues its upward popularity climb.

They performed their unique blend of rock 'n' roll and blues recently (March 17th) at the historic Walker House in SouthamptonMarch 18, 2009


Shoe Shinny - Size 12
Tall ridges of ice just offshore form a backdrop for what might be the last game of the season on Lake Huron by Jean Weichel


March 18, 2009

Chaise soleil

A log forms a perfect backrest for catching the afternoon sun by Jean Weichel


March 17, 2009

Just in Time for Spring by G.R. Schuett


March 17, 2009

Fabian Libbus is Irish in spirit!.


March 15, 2009

Red Breasted Nuthatch  Click for larger Image
MacGregor Point Park
David Gordon


March 14, 2009

They will return


March 11, 2009

Lake Superior from a Satellite yesterday.  It is ice covered.  Notice Lake Michigan in lower right quadrant


March 8, 2009

We have a number of habiscus in our yard and managed to catch Mr. Bee indulging!

Regards to all

Pat and Barry Ruhl
Fort Myers Beach

Feb 28, 2009

Sun, Moon and Venus


Feb 27, 2009

Venus is in the full crescent  moon tonight.  About 7:30 it was very bright with Venus looking large.

Feb 25, 2009

The outside of the board with the hidden side to the below to be found by another time and another generation

Feb 25, 2009

Well, the quote is a little different, but the word abide gives the mysterious writing on the board away.  It must have come from a distant memory of the poem below.

Feb 24, 2009

"Mine and yours;
  Mine, not yours.
  Earth endures;
  Stars abide—
  Shine down in the old sea;
  Old are the shores;
  But where are old men?
  I who have seen much,
  Such have I never seen. ....."

 by Emerson

In doing some remodeling a builder friend found the words "The Earth Endures, the Stars Abide" in carefully handwritten script on a board.  He saved it and gave it to his dad on his birthday.

Feb 23, 2009

Highway 21 still dangerous

Feb 22, 2009

Very few businesses were open on Sunday.  The town shut down for and locked up.  Can't wait for the summer.  It's been a long winter

Feb 20, 2009

This picture is of the tennis court chain link fence in Southampton completely filled in with blown snow, looks more like a plywood fence by Bob Carwright

Feb 19, 2009

One of the pictures of the month by Gail Douglas


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April 25, 2009

Storm gathers over the Lake

April 22, 2009

Fire Drill in Southampton

April 21, 2009

Found this nest in a flower pot in my potting shed. Did a mouse make this? If not, any ideas? Confused.

April 17, 2009

The Fox is Back by Bob Cartwright

April 16, 2009

By Nancy Calder Click for larger

April 12, 2009

by Fran and Doug Plante

The holes this woodpecker left in the trees are quite amazing for depth and area.

It is a very large North American woodpecker. Adults are mainly black with a red crest and a white line down the sides of the throat. Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat and red on the front of the crown. In adult females, these are black. They show white on the wings in flight.

April 10, 2009

Rose Pickett at Legault's Independent in Port Elgin is resplendent in her Easter bonnet

April 8, 2009

Pounding waves yesterday April 7, 2009

April 7, 2009

Winterhawks and Shelburne Muskies face off tonight! Port Elgin, The Plex - 8:30 p.m

April 4, 2009

Armen's cafe has opened again for another year.  He spent the winter in India and had many adventures.  He greeted the 'usual suspects' with presents and an extra piece of what he baked for the day.  It's good to have him back.  His father John is again a fixture near lunch.

March 28, 2009

The new Rexall is under wraps in Port Elgin

March 27, 2009

Quietly the world's most powerful laser has been put together.  What for?  The hope is Fusion which is the ultimate power dream.  Feasible? 

"The most energetic laser system in the world, designed to produce nuclear fusion--the same reaction that powers the sun--is up and running. Within two to three years, scientists expect to be creating fusion reactions that release more energy than it takes to produce them. If they're successful, it will be the first time this has been done in a controlled way--in a lab rather than a nuclear bomb, that is--and could eventually lead to fusion power plants." (www.technologyreview.com)


March 25, 2009

Albert St. (Hwy 21) in Southampton was blocked off Monday when the fire department responded to a call. It turned out to be a chimney fire with nobody was hurt.

March 19, 2009

First spring flower submitted ERIANTUS (Winter Aconite) by B. Cole

March 18, 2009

A warm, sunny March morning off Southampton Beach by Mooky Blue

March 17, 2009

Venturing Out by G.R. Schuett

March 17, 2009

This little leprechaun (aka Ralph Byers) was seen wandering the streets of Port Elgin on St. Patrick's Day (he was actually heading to work at the Wismer House)

March 14, 2009

Ice beginning to crack in the harbour at Port Elgin

March 14, 2009

Mountains of ice on the frozen lake

March 13, 2009

Rainbow at Ingles Falls by Brenda Sharpe .. Click for larger image

March 8, 2009

Pals W. C. Fields and Errol Flynn were playing golf one day.  Fields hit an errant drive into a deep rocky canyon on a course outside LA.  Flynn asked W. C. how many strokes he took to get out.  Fields said "3".  Flynn said "I heard six ugly slashes!"  Fields responded.  "That was just the echo"

March 1, 2009

Sunday, Mar.1. Here we go again BUT only 20 days left to Spring!

Feb 26, 2009

In the new Federal Budget:

Providing $50 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Ontario to build a new world-class research facility.  This project is aimed at producing computers that will be able to handle such problems as weather simulation and encryption.

Feb 24, 2009

Range Light and Ice Pack by M. Crossling

Feb 23, 2009

The Lake gets more blowing snow

Feb 20, 2009

The trees were beautiful by Bob Cartwright

Feb 19, 2009

Jadzia von Heymann 1st Place picture

Saugeen Shores Camera Club Monthly Competition - February theme "Snow".

Feb 15, 2009

Paisley and a swollen Saugeen by Michael Crossling 

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