Friday, May 31, 2013

Bridge

 The bridge across the Morell river, at one time it turned to let boat traffic pass.

 Apple tree in blossom near Midgel. I cycled from Mount Stewart to Midgel and back to Mount Stewart logging 44 km.

Bee hive shelters in blue beery field near Dundee. I cycled in morning, after lunch planted some garden and was to Hunter River for cards.  Mostly sunny at 25.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Apple blossons

I was to Charlottetown in the morning doing some errands, I though because of the rain the construction crew would not be working. They are milling the old pavement.


I was cycling this evening, Hampshire to Darlington, this apple tree was along the side of the trail.

When we started at 6:30 there was mist in the air but by the turning point it had stopped.
It was rain and showers all day with a temperature of 15.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Travellers Rest

 This farmer busy planting grain was in a field located in the outskirts of Summerside.

Some of Summerside's waterfront located in the west end.
 
I drove to travellers Rest, then cycled the trail east to New Annan, then west to Miscouche and back to Travellers Rest. I met a few other cyclists. It was a nice day, sunny at 20 with a light wind.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Breadalbane trail

This morning with 11 other hikers we hiked the long loop of the Breadalbane trail, 6.7 km.

 Beavers had dropped this poplar tree across the trail, I used my camp saw to cut it and move it of the trail.

The Dunk river as seen from the bridge in Breadalbane.
I spend the afternoon mowing the lawn and weeding in the garden. I was to Warren Grove for cards, the last night for the season.
Mostly sunny at a cool 10.

Monday, May 27, 2013

trees

 The hedge looked like this before I started.

 I borrowed a electric saw, once sharpened  it worked amazing well.

With one tree down and the tops of three others, it has a difference look.
I visited with neighbors in morning and the Sherwood ride was canceled because rain.
The high temperature was 10

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Stairs

 After lunch I attended a workshop on tree pruning at Red Oak Landscaping.

I drove to North Wiltshire and cycled west on the trail to Glen Valley and return.
These stairs are in Hunter River  and cross the creek to the school playground.
It was a mixed day with sun, cloud and scattered showers at 10 and very windy.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rain

 Late afternoon I went for a walk in the woods, I took a little saw with me.
 I cleared some smaller windfalls but the larger one will need the chain saw.

The spruce trees are showing new green on the tips.
I was to a funeral this morning for one of the Radio Club members and to Hampshire for cards this evening.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Mt Stewart

 I was cycling in the Mt Stewart area this morning, this potato planter plants six roes at a time.

 Lots of tulips at the intersection of route 22.

I did some yard work and planted my gladiolas in the afternoon. there was rain forecast but it never came but it was windy with gusts to 70 km/h. The temperature was a nice 21.
I was to Hunter River for cards.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rabbit

I spend the morning around home. After lunch  I was to this park behind the church pruning some trees.
A great crop of dandelions.

This evening I was cycling the group the start from the Colville road. I saw this rabbit near North Wiltshire.
It was overcast most of the day with rain in the forecast but the rain never came, temperature was up to 17.
So I was able to cycle just in shirt & shorts.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Canadian Blood Services

 This evening I donated plasma. It was overcast til late afternoon and it reached a high of 13.

After lunch I mowed the lawn and then went cycling. These cormorants were fishing at the North River bridge.
 
I cycled to the mall, then took the trail to Coles creek in Milton, then cycled back to the Lower Malpeque road and on home logging 25 km.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fort Amherst

 I was hiking with the Cornwall group this morning in the mist and light rain.
We were to Fort Amherst (Rocky Point) and walked the long loop, about 3 km.


It is easy to see that PEI is slowly washing away.
After lunch I was at a meeting for the 55+ games and to cards in Warren Grove this evening.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cycling

There was 13 in the Sherwood road group this evening, we cycled to Suffolk and back, about 24 km.
It was a mostly sunny day at 10, but clouded up in the evening and was sprinkling rain on the way home.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Various

I went cycling around 5:00, there were hundred's of Cormorant's in the Charlottetown harbour.  

This section of the trail is in Winsloe, lots of green now with the trees leafing out.
 
This fox was in the new business park off the Upton road. I was cycling for a couple of hours.
I visited my sister in the afternoon, she was hosting her annual barbeque for the family.
A sunny day but a bit cool at a high of 8.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Woods

 Rain at 2 for most of the day, around 5 I went for a walk in the woods by the ball field. The vegetation on the ground is starting to green.

Deeper in the woods there are wind falls across the trail, I will need to bring in the chain saw to clear them.
I had breakfast with the firefighters, then was at a couple of lumber yards getting some material.
I spend most the afternoon in the shop tiding up.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Clouds

 This photo of the clouds was taken last evening.

The setting sun is lighting the green in the trees.
I spend the morning tidying up the job in Charlottetown. It started to rain in the late afternoon and cool temperature of 6. I was to Hunter River for cards this evening.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chain saw with sawdust

 This morning I cut down a stump and blocked it for a neighbor. It sure made lots of sawdust and took four tanks of gas in the saw. The saw has a 24" bar and the stump was a meter across.
 
This evening I cycled with a group that started in Hampshire, there were 10 in the group, a good number for first evening.

This grain field in North Wiltshire is really growing, some interesting patterns in the rows.
We had rain in the morning and the sun was peeking out in the evening, a high temperature of 10.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ride of Silence

The bike loaded on the rack and ready to go to Charlottetown.
Note how green the lawn is, I mowed the lawn after lunch.

I took park in the Ride of Silence this evening, about two dozen riders turned out for the ride.
That is Beaconfield house in the background.
 
The bike lane at Victoria Park was the starting point for the ride. The white bike is a "ghost bike" , a symbol for the ride in memory of rides that have been killed riding.
In the photo Mark was telling us the rules and then gave a short prayer, we then rode around Charlottetown for about 12 km.
It was raining in the morning but cleared before noon. It was about 10 degrees at time of the ride.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No photo today

I was at a neighbors this morning, then to Charlottetown working on a project til it started to rain around 2:30 PM. I went to cards in Warren Grove this evening. It is still raining at a cool 5.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Group cycling

 This the Sherwood road cycling group, 21 cyclists this evening. We cycled to the Loyalist Road and back to the Sherwood road.

 The North River north of the bridge at low tide, This was taken on the way home so the sun was setting.

I see this new house is being build on a slab so no basement.
Rain in the morning but sunny in the afternoon and evening and very windy, gusting to 60 km/h.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

In the woods

 Rain on & off all day with a warm 15. After lunch I took a walk in the local woods.
The ferns are coming up.

The wind blew over this lodged tree, looks to be very solid so will stay up for a long time.
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Some water flowing in the little creek and making a nice sounds as it flows over debris.