We share the shore…

Connected to the pond, is the great lake, flowing on to the river and then to the ocean…the waterway, our bridge to the rest of the world.  A view from the shore along the way.

Crossing a bridge, 1000 islands…St. Lawrence river


From Ft. Henry…Kingston, Ontario Canada


Luvin life on the lake…the view, so close to the rest of the world.    J


is supposed to be on the way, could be up to 40 inches they say..


But so far today…


Silly souls search in the blue…

Last week in January…may be by u?

The difference a week makes, might give u a clue.

A few foggy fisherman…

Changes their view.       Luvin life on the lake…usny.   J   😎

Fog…Missing the View?

Fog…is a funny thing.

“A complex atmospheric phenomenon.  A visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface. A type of low-lying cloud, is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topography, wind conditions, and even human activities.  In turn, fog has affected many human activities…”  (wkipedia).

Creeping in slowly…and before you know it, what you know is there, is removed from view…

Lost in the fog…patience and perspective returns focus…

Sun warms skin and spirit…


Fog lifts, and your…BACK…luvin life on the lake…usny

First to dock…?

Whether or not these fat bellied red breasts are a sign of springs seems to be a matter of debate.

But there is no debate they are the first to land at the dock this spring.

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As we are half in and half out of the transformation, their bath tub, still not sure if it wants to be frozen or float.

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The ice coverage on the great lakes has been the most extensive since 1979.

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The damage is obvious.  Ice dams blocked outlets in January on Ontario…

west winds  brought high water and forcing ice.  You would not have realized, with 3 times the volume of water as sister lake Erie, freezing  almost completely over this winter, we would be left the twisted fate for 2014, from a 59% freeze over.

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Once the transition starts, it is usually quick, but…

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The nooks and crannies are the last to go.

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In the right spot some can handle the liquid temp not far from the solid one, as the thrill of the first swim and retrieve wins out.

As the water becomes suitable for all to float…

we see the robin, as a sign of spring, sure as we witness the melt…

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There is no debate we are…


Luvin life on the lake…usny with the signs of spring.


HARBORFEST- 25th Anniversary…Part 1

For 23 out of 25 years (we have only missed 2), my view has been from the waterline.  How else do you participate in a harbor event, if not by boat.  Floating to the harbor in Oswego, NY has been a yearly tradition for us and now at the 25th anniversary of the festival, I am reminded  how much some things change and yet somethings stay the same.

For those who venture down the canals and launch from various points along the eastern shores of Lake Ontario, this mid summer festifus never disappoints.   Fireworks, the climax of the celebration, put on by the famous Grucci Brothers…has never missed a beat.

Weather has never delayed or cancelled the most marvelous spectacular in the sky I have ever seen year after year.  Although a few years storms have blown in immediately upon their conclusion that has actually sunk ships (at least one), and has made for interesting departures by those that have to leave by land or by sea.  Docked, we have only had to batten down the hatches as a blow has commenced as if there is an objection from the clouds to the color, smoke and noise.
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I will include some of my best of the fest over the years…so enjoy the view and share the tradition of Oswego Harborfest and luvin life on the lake…usny.  More to come…but I’ll start with the climax…