The snow is still falling but does it really matter when we are winning gold medals?
The amazing Muskoka Blogger extraordinaire, Jenn Jilks is keeping score of the Muskoka area snow fall accumulation
February 2010 = 48cm
January 2010 = 42cm
December 2009 = 60cm (mostly in 2 days and varied)
Total so far: 150cm or 59 inches which is about 5 feet
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Over the past couple years or so I have had many people mention that I should offer prints of my photos. As much as I love blogging and taking photos of the Muskoka region it really is not my goal to try and capitalize on this type of thing. In spite of the decent traffic this site gets from people like you, I really have preferred it to be sponsored by nobody. I like to try and keep things pure and simple.
However, then I got to thinking that maybe there is a way to help people through the CottageBlog. Perhaps a few Ads, banners or affiliates wouldn’t hurt anyone and could help a kid go to camp or assist another charity? Its just an idea for now so we will see where it goes. I am blessed to have had a very successful career and one of the things you realize is that giving back is so important with the little time we have on the planet.
Now, having said that .. I have to mention a cool service I discovered where you upload your own photos and have them reproduced on canvas. I have used this service from canvaspop and have been extremely happy with the cost, quality and delivery time of prints big and small. You can see a couple of my Pics reproduced on canvas below.
If you are interested in having some of your own photos printed I would highly recommend these guys. And no, they did not pay me to say this however they did provide me with an affiliate link that would pay a small commission which is where the charity part would come in if people used it. Your feedback is appreciated.
I have to admit I have not had a chance to tour around in Muskoka for a couple of weeks. Busier then a one eyed cat watching nine mouse holes as they say. Here is a shot of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge. It never freezes up in this area due to the roaring falls just behind.
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This is what you see as you walk through the front entrance of The Rosseau, part of the Red Leaves resort in Muskoka. The resort features the only JW Marriott Hotel in Canada and 1 of 37 in the world. It truly is a world class facility with good restaurants, Spa, nature trails, golf, and great water access. They have done a great job at capturing the spirit of Muskoka throughout the entire place from architecture down to the library filled with Canadian books. The most impressive aspect I have discovered in my many visits are the people that work here. Always friendly and accommodating with bright smiles. Someone has done a great job at hiring the right people, trained them and instilled a belief system that customers really matter.
Unfortunately with overruns and the economic downturn it was forced into receivership. If you have a few hundred Mil you don’t know what to do with you may consider adding this baby to your portfolio.
I hope this note finds you well. I was so surprised to see you peeking in my bedroom window the other morning. You are such an early riser. When I ran to grab the camera you did not bolt away this time believing you saw the big bad wolf.
OK listen up Deer… we need to talk. I realize Cedar trees are like frozen chocolate cheese cake to you but don’t you think things have gotten a little out of hand? You and your friends have devoured everything in sight – even the burlap is gone. Its OK to stop now… please!