10 11, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 November 2022

By |2022-11-09T21:17:21+00:00November 10th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Traditions change. It used to be there were two seasons for cottagers. 💦Water on and water off❄️. Water on marked the opening of the season, usually early May. While water off often happened at 🦃Thanksgiving or shortly after. I remember childhood Thanksgivings focused as much on closing up for winter as having Turkey. Mornings with [...]

27 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 27 October 2022

By |2022-10-26T16:00:26+00:00October 27th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

The last leaf clings to the bough and the forest floor is covered in gold. Time to go leaf kicking! On the water, managed levels are down in preparation for the coming freeze. Boats are still out on the water though. What some people still have to learn, is passage ways are not the same. [...]

6 10, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Thanksgiving edition

By |2022-10-05T21:15:08+00:00October 6th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

This past week has been true to the season with new listings and reductions. A bit like being a kid in a candy store, there’s a lot to see! Not only a lot to see in real estate, the Pre-Cambrian Shield as aglow. Colour is popping everywhere. A particular tree we’ve been watching started to [...]

7 07, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 July 2022

By |2022-07-06T15:04:23+00:00July 7th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Segwun by Gordon Harrison MarketWATCH Muskoka: 7 July 2022 At the height of the steam era, Gravenhurst Wharf was a hive of activity. Passengers disembarked from the train🚂 onto the wharf and from there directly onto one of several steamships. For those going north to Royal Muskoka, Windermere, Pinelands or Elgin House (to name only [...]

23 06, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 June 2022

By |2022-06-23T00:49:41+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 June 2022 Summer steamed in and made itself comfortable, breaking a few records as it did so. Along the way, it effectively diminished the mosquito population. Unexpectedly, summer’s first weekend may be without the ‘Muskoka wave’, a by product of swatting the pesky critters away. Once again, people are congregating, enjoying sights [...]

12 05, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2022

By |2022-11-28T15:58:15+00:00May 12th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

Trillium. Our Provincial flower. Its 3 pointed bloom is easily recognized by graphic representation on official documents of Ontario; Driver’s Licenses and Health Cards. We see the flower almost every day throughout the year. And yet, as it is now, with hardwood bushes being full of them carpeting the forest floor, we have to stop [...]

29 04, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 April 2022

By |2022-04-28T21:17:31+00:00April 29th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 April 2022 The day broke hard with snow whipping sharp from the North. End of April? Apparently not - at least for the morning. As morning skated into afternoon, sun broke through and white patches gave way to green. North wind did not let up. Standing on the dock, leaning against the [...]

13 04, 2022

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 13 April 2022

By |2022-04-13T01:50:42+00:00April 13th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Snowdrops seem like a ruse. They give a little hope (and joy) before the next dump of snow or bout of freezing rain. Crocuses on the other hand, closely followed by Cilla, are an affirmation. The ground is warming up (finally) and winter has lost its grip. There may yet be a dump (look [...]

11 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 August 2021

By |2021-08-10T23:54:55+00:00August 11th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Murat Onder on Unsplash August’s Perseids is our all-time favorite meteor shower. What nighttime event can surpass a heavenly light show when many families are on vacation? The thought of taking a siesta from the heat of the day and then watching this summertime classic in the cool of night is delicious! No [...]

28 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 July 2021

By |2021-07-27T13:49:02+00:00July 28th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Jamie Sherman. We’ve recently talked about the watershed and lake levels. Those in Haliburton which feed the Trent-Severn are at spring height, meaning their water level is now several feet above where it would be at the end of July. Throughout Simcoe, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton, valleys and seasonal creek beds are [...]