Pete n Holly's World

Pete n Holly's World
Thank you Karl! Click the above picture to see his work!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Deja Vu all over again?

We just came through the "Ice Storm to Remember". 

Thank God that no one & no buildings were damaged, (just a downed section of fencing).

 We now have lots of clean-up & the driveway's are covered with 1" of solid ice. The day of the storm, the temps were hovering at just above freezing, then as the sleet / rain began to cease, the temps started dropping and we are now in the mid teens. BURRRRRRRRRR!

Some of the aftermath is quite beautiful!

Limbs encapsulated by water.

Icicle's galore!

Tess saw a chance to "explore"

Heavy limbs, but no damage as yet.

A limb & a Cedar tree block the camps driveway!

Here is the newest skating rink!

The "escape pod" is inaccessible at the moment.

We were in another "Ice Storm" in North Dakota, April 2011. 
They seem to follow us around.

Our packing continues,

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

This Snow Will Remain

Hello everyone. As we wind closer to Christmas, Holly & I are packing. Yes, packing the house to exit Canada and return to USA! Our attempt to renew our Work Permits has been refused and as of October 15th we have been instructed to exit the country. Many attempts to resolve this issue were made, but eventually we had to set a date and begin making plans to move.

We have gotten a bit of snow in the last week, hence the title for this post. 
This snow will remain, (too cold and no warm temps in sight), but we will be leaving!

Some camp winter pix's.

Tess saying goodbye to all her friends, Eh!

The squirrels are not going to miss Tess.

Our house, from the backyard!

188 is warm & cozy!

Inside isn't so cozy. 
We are packing boxes and putting them under the tree for U-Haul Clause to pick up!

The art studio will be packed secure & ready for Holly to start her new career!

Always time for a winter day nap!

Thankfully we have help lined up to load the truck!

We will post after the dust settles and are unpacking. As of this date & time we have no housing lined up, no jobs, no work lined up.
Holly wants to unwind & paint for a few weeks, Pete may just go Quail hunting to relax.

"Bonjour" Canada, That's all for now!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Photo Time??

A friend of the Camp's, Karl, came to spend the summer at the camp. Karl is a great Bible teacher and photographer.  He led the young staff in Bible Studies and did photo shoots for anyone who was interested.

It was a fun evening!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It is time to come out of Hibernation!  It looks like Spring has come and we are headed for summer.
We have done a few things over the weeks...........

Visited some local donkeys

Welcomed Bunny back

She has narcolepsy.  She literally just fell over asleep while I was taking her picture.

She is so cute, she gets a third picture.

We off course had an eating adventure.  We decided to find one of the restaurants from the TV show Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives with Chef Guy Fieri.
Turns out there is one in Buffalo New York.  It is an Italian place called Mulberry's.  We drove out of Buffalo

...... Past this,

And this.......

Turned this corner and found the restaurant in the neighborhood.

Weird location but delicious food.

Pete enjoying shrimp and pasta.

Pete found this Robin's nest, which I carried all over the grounds till I found the right tree to put it in for  a photo session.  Staged Photo!  But the bunny flipped over is real.

The wind came and blew over several trees giving Pete lots of work and additional job security!

I will leave you with another picture from a local park that has 100's of tulips blooming now.  Come for a visit and we will give you a tour.  That is a summary of Spring 2013.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Little Art Show!

Holly has been busy over the winter months with her pastel art projects. She even took a 6 week art class in Guelph to hone her skills. Here is a quick shot of some of her latest pieces...


Bumble Bee 1

Bumble Bee 2

Bumble Bee 3


Cool Drink

Crispy 1

Crispy 2

This was done from a live model at Holly's last night of art class. 
She did this portrait in 2 hours!

 Prairie Worship

Squirrel Watch

Sky High

Sunned Flower

Well, there you go. 

We are starting to feel spring with temps touching the 40's. The Camp continues to increase in guests with the warmer weather and we can count the free weekends with one hand until we are busy each day thru September.

Enjoy each day as it is a gift & blessing to each of us!