Horse chestnut tree is popping, but it is a dry May, so far. There are storms on the way, thankfully.
MuskokaThere are fires everywhere. There was a grass fire Thursday in Muskoka. Several of my Muskoka friends had to take detours coming home from work.
@Muskoka411 heavy smoke and visible flames SB11 about 2km passed Bethune Dr. in Gravenhurst. pic.twitter.com/zenTYY09Z5— Chris Whyte (@whytec23) May 12, 2016
Carleton PlaceHere is a fire report from Carleton Place. The building was there when we drove by a week ago (first photo). Now, it is gone. Olde Barracks, near Carleton Place, it has been empty for years. It is a legacy from the Cold War Years (60s), used in the 70s, and all the windows were boarded up.
They were known as Federal Readiness Units, with 12,000 square feet above ground and 6,000 below. They were to be used to stockpile supplies and house about 80 emergency personnel who would sleep in shifts so two could use a bed.
Perth Construction - detours aboundThere is much construction in the region. Our local town, Perth, is having a road replaced in the centre of town. Poor hubby doing Meals on Wheels!
The culverts were done first.Gore St. work begins today in Perth https://t.co/oUcCkEljD2— Lake 88 (@lake88fm) May 9, 2016
People who work in the town have sat for 40 minutes waiting to get through. There were 5 Cavanagh trucks going through as we waited. This was 6:00 p.m., as we went into town.
Poonamalie LocksThe Poonamalie construction is done, here are my photos from the construction. (I love work, could watch it for hours!) They've installed a parking metre, which looks somewhat incongruous across the canal, but someone has to pay for it, I suppose.
Westport tripThese geese have repurposed the beaver lodge! It looks like two adults on top, one in the water, and several goslings.
There are goslings everywhere, although people have been noticing that there are not a lot of ducklings.
I snapped a blue heron in flight. Something to add to the bird butt collection, but evidence, indeed!