On Friday December 28 I went up to my friend Paul's chalet on Baie Ignace – Lac Taureau for a 3 day snowshoeing/hunting weekend. We arrived at the chalet Friday around 1 PM. It was sunny and -6C outside and -8C inside. After getting a fire going and the cottage warmed up we got dressed and headed out with out showshoes. Paul had about 8 snares set up so we took those along. We did not bring the shotguns as we just wanted to look around. It was a good move as there was about 3 feet of fluffy snow so the less to carry the better.
Out for a walk yesterday and found the final resting place of a deer about 500 feet behind my parent’s house. There is a bit more than 2.5 feet of snow and the deer’s legs go all the way to the ground as the snow is very soft. There is a small crust about 3 inches down which is strong enough for the coyotes to stay up on while the deer break through. Easy hunting. The area around where the deer was killed is a wintering area for the deer. There were almost as many coyote tracks as deer tracks. First time I’ve ever seen coyote tracks that close to the house.
The Hat!, originally uploaded by canadian_photography. A friends dream of a photo with her favorite hat!
Foggy morning reflections, originally uploaded by canadian_photography. Foggy morning reflections while fishing on Lac Poisson Blanc near Notre Dame du Laus.
Icy maple, originally uploaded by canadian_photography. Freezing rain coated all the branches on my maple tree. Shot before sunrise.
Icicles, originally uploaded by canadian_photography. Icicles which formed on my mail box during a storm with freezing rain.