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 |2022-05-11T22:32:16+00:00May 12th, 2022|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2022 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 [...]

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 [...]

21 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Dog Days of Summer

By |2021-07-20T10:56:37+00:00July 21st, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Nima Sarram on Unsplash We’re in the middle. Middle of what? you ask. Dog days, comes the reply. From about July 3 until August 10 this year, are the dog days of summer. The Romans referred to this time as ‘diès canicularès’’ because the sun was nearest to Sirius, the brightest star visible [...]

30 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 June 2021

By |2021-06-29T22:55:35+00:00June 30th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Definitely summer! This time last year, COVID ruled. People were striving to isolate, learning to work from home and some were determining where home would be. There was an influx of new residents throughout cottage country. This year as we begin to open up and feel more confident, masking and distancing feel less of an [...]

9 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 June 2021

By |2021-06-08T18:38:40+00:00June 9th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: © Pictureguy66 The oldest cottage standing on the Big 3 lakes of Muskoka was built in 1868. It’s on an island in Lake Joseph and is truly a summer cottage. Verandah on 3 sides. A summer kitchen off the back. No insulation. High ceilings on the main floor, large windows of glass imported [...]

15 08, 2018

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 August 2018

By |2018-08-14T19:22:57+00:00August 15th, 2018|Market Watch|0 Comments

Last Saturday the boys and their boats put on their show in Port Carling with the Muskoka Lakes Association biennial Antique Boat Show. The sight was one to behold. Ditchburn, Duke, Minett Shields, SeaBird, Greavette were all there as well as many others. Fine craftsmanship, beautiful lines, wonderful finishes with sounds to match. The burble [...]