FC: MacKenzie Camp 2012
2: Mary and Dick - Just relaxing.
4: Rosie, above, and Boomer exploring in the early fall snow.
5: Boomer would like to make himself a grilled cheese sandwich.
6: Ma's visit Aug. 2 to 6. Top, with Dick's brother Chris.
7: Chris MacKenzie and Madeline Dodge with Dick and Mary MacKenzie.
8: A tree frog that hung around for a few days. Above, sunning on the patio umbrella. Below, hiding in the shade of my planter box watering pipe.
9: Oops! Poor guy drowned in a bucket of water that had some peanut butter spread around the rim. Oh, well. The Whiskeyjacks ate him. | Bat Boy came looking for mosquitoes.
10: Tomatoes grown in the patio boxes.
11: Saskatoon berries - two views. Top, growing in the yard. Bottom, In the bear pudding. Mr. Bruin plopped his pudding about two feet from the deck. The short answer - Yes, they do!
12: Fondue. | Pork roast and baked beans.
13: Beef stew and chicken noodle soup.
14: Planked Walleye.
18: Drumsticks, french fries and Walleye fillets.
19: In the spring I took a short course learning to carve wooden spoons. Here are some of my first efforts. Most are carved from Birch. The top coffee scoop is from Diamond Willow.
24: Scotch tasting weekend in March. Doug Pronger and Gloria Casey were one of three couples taking part. | Tracey Bullock with her mother Sally, and Mary.
25: Kai Koivukoski and Dick. | Melissa Laki and Holly Szumowski.
28: Some may be wondering how much work is getting done at camp. Reminder: this is just year three of a 30-year project. Rome wasn't built in a day. All work and no play makes Dick a dull boy. It's impotant to keep everything in perspective. Enjoyment at camp is not frittering away our time. Wait! Did somebody say fritters? Back to the barbeque...
32: Birdwatching has become another camp pleasure. On the left is an Evening Grosbeak and on the right is a Pine Grosbeak - both males.
34: The farting Chickadee. | Down to the lake for water.
36: Winter's closing in.
37: Christmas at camp, complete with camp wrapping paper for the gifts. The Christmas tree is growing out in the yard.