The dock at Taboo in Muskoka on a misty day.

The dock at Taboo in Muskoka on a misty day.

Fall at the falls. Amazingly warm this weekend just perfect. In Bracebridge, Muskoka, the waterfalls.

Fall at the falls. Amazingly warm this weekend just perfect. In Bracebridge, Muskoka, the waterfalls.

This is a porcupine huddled into crevice in a large rock face right at the edge of my property. I decided not to charge it rent, and, when it sensed my close proximity and began to stir, to leave it alone, despite a strange feeling of curiosity about the experience of getting quilled. Muskoka

This is a porcupine huddled into crevice in a large rock face right at the edge of my property. I decided not to charge it rent, and, when it sensed my close proximity and began to stir, to leave it alone, despite a strange feeling of curiosity about the experience of getting quilled. Muskoka

Rare spotting of ectoplasmic residue in the woods of Ontario, likely the byproduct of a free floating vaporous apparition. More commonly known as "witches butter" Tremella Mesenterica in Muskoka

Rare spotting of ectoplasmic residue in the woods of Ontario, likely the byproduct of a free floating vaporous apparition. More commonly known as "witches butter" Tremella Mesenterica in Muskoka

Sun Falls. Much rain -> high river -> falls turn into rapids -> I want to try kayaking them but don't because I really don't want to capsize in one degree water -> I start to wonder if I'm getting soft -> to compensate I go out to a bar and pick a fight with a guy in a Rush t-shirt -> I end up spending a night in jail and have to attend re-education camp where they explain in excruciating detail the musical genius of Neal Peart. Damn rain!

Sun Falls. Much rain -> high river -> falls turn into rapids -> I want to try kayaking them but don't because I really don't want to capsize in one degree water -> I start to wonder if I'm getting soft -> to compensate I go out to a bar and pick a fight with a guy in a Rush t-shirt -> I end up spending a night in jail and have to attend re-education camp where they explain in excruciating detail the musical genius of Neal Peart. Damn rain!

Too wet to sit out on the deck so I'm watching the deck. Muskoka, Ontario

Too wet to sit out on the deck so I'm watching the deck.

It's Friday. So here's a picture of a goat scratching itself. Taken recently at a farm in Uxbridge, Ontario.

It's Friday. So here's a picture of a goat scratching itself. Taken recently at a farm in Uxbridge, Ontario.

Fallen leaf held on the surface of a pond by bubbles. Ontario

Fallen leaf held on the surface of a pond by bubbles.

To make a "Muskoka snow cone" mix one handful of slime mold fruiting bodies with two large handfuls of snow. Blend until uniformly orange. For an extra treat, add two ounces of Skyy brand vodka before blending. #notarealrecipe #donotdrink #nofilter #muskoka #fungus #snowcone

To make a "Muskoka snow cone" mix one handful of slime mold fruiting bodies with two large handfuls of snow. Blend until uniformly orange. For an extra treat, add two ounces of Skyy brand vodka before blending.

Withered bulrush awaits winter's wrath. Muskoka

Withered bulrush awaits winter's wrath. Muskoka

Sometimes, if I wander outside into the woods near my place in Muskoka, I can imagine that I'm really back in the Pacific Northwest. Especially in the fall, on a cool wet day, when the moss on the ground is damp and the forest is filled with fungus of all kinds and the smell of rich earth

Sometimes, if I wander outside into the woods near my place in Muskoka, I can imagine that I'm really back in the Pacific Northwest. Especially in the fall, on a cool wet day, when the moss on the ground is damp and the forest is filled with fungus of all kinds and the smell of rich earth

There was a time when this field grew crops. Now it grows grass. Lots of grass that has to be mowed unless I want to grow dandelions and ragweed, which I don't. Apparenty the farming on this land wasn't so great, with a thin layer of soil above rock, so the previous owners retired the farm implements and left them to rust in small clustered islands. Islands I have to work around as I navigate the sea of grass with my riding mower.

There was a time when this field grew crops. Now it grows grass. Lots of grass that has to be mowed unless I want to grow dandelions and ragweed, which I don't. Apparenty the farming on this land wasn't so great, with a thin layer of soil above rock, so the previous owners retired the farm implements and left them to rust in small clustered islands. Islands I have to work around as I navigate the sea of grass with my riding mower.

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