Sally’s View of the River

The Official Weblog of the Sunny Rock Bed & Breakfast


Minden, Ontario, Canada


Just 2.5 Hours from Toronto

monarch caterpillars

Filed under: Sights, Sounds and Observations! — Sally at 10:42 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2009

One of the reasons I came to Sunny Rock was to collect monarch caterpillars. I found quite a few on Ingoldsby. My 18 year old daughter has a good eye for finding them. There was a good supply of milkweed for me to feed the caterpillars. I brought in plastic terrariums. It was a good few days, as all my eggs hatched into baby caterpillars. The highlight was the birth of a monarch. I let it go two and a half hours after it was born and it posed on the orange lilies for a photo shoot with Sally and Jan.

Carol

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awed by the sight of 2 young deer walking to the river for a drink

Filed under: Sights, Sounds and Observations! — Sally at 10:30 am on Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday, Aug 3, 2009

While sitting enjoying breakfast we were awed by the sight of 2 young deer walking to the river for a drink of water on the rock across the falls. Incredible! Also saw 2 beaver playing and eating out on the river. What a weekend this has been.

Penny, Carol, Rokr & Nancy
Owen Sound, ON

Oscar the Osprey: He watched us & we watched him from below.

Filed under: General Interest Newsy Stuff,Sights, Sounds and Observations! — Sally at 10:33 am on Saturday, June 27, 2009

Frank & I went for a walk across the dam and went out and sat on the rocks, watched the little fish, waited patiently for Oscar [the osprey] to come out of the tree but alas he didn’t. He watched us & we watched him from below.

While sitting & chatting Frank noticed an otter to the east of us. Cute as a button, he was just having a great time playing in the shallows. Totally unconcerned about us. Frank moved over to take his picture which went well. As we left to go back on our walk the seagulls came back with the ducks and I’m sure Oscar was happy to see us go so he could get some lunch. The otter disappeared not to be seen for the rest of our sitting time. It was glorious!! The Best.

Come stay with us at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast in Minden Ontario. And see the life on the Drag river and Cannng Lake.

With my coffee, I stepped out on the balcony to enjoy the beavers at play below

Filed under: Sights, Sounds and Observations! — Sally at 10:50 am on Saturday, May 17, 2008

It was 6:30 am and I was anxious to see the lake early in the morning. With my coffee, I stepped out on the balcony to enjoy the beavers at play below. Suddenly the Blue Heron swooped around the corner and his wing span fanned my face startling me. What a joyous way to start the day. Of course my husband missed the display but I enjoyed the telling. What a beautiful place to be!

K. Mishos

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Hospitality flows deep at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast…The quiet here is healing.

Filed under: Sights, Sounds and Observations!,Woodrush Fallasview Suite Guest Messages — Sally at 12:03 pm on Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hospitality flows deep at the Sunny Rock Bed and Breakfast. The river sang her best songs for us, with quiet cadences at night for restful dreams, and more joyful dances at day to soothe and bring forth smiles. The beaver family displayed their synchronized diving talents, and puzzled us with a life so different from our own. Rivergull stood watch on her rock, as though charged with Mistress of Ceremonies duties this day. Harriet the Heron performed graceful arabesques above, and in dusk and dawn, the bats provided comic relief with their frantic flapping loonie loops.

The rocks steadied us; trees shaded and swayed with the freshening breezes. The quiet here is healing. Inside the house is graciousness, calm, and a spirit of playfulness. Every need is asked after. Welcome permeates the walls. Even the ceilings are delightfully lovely.

I could live on this verandah, sun streaming, river song plunging, rocks thrumming their ancient song. And after, a soothing steam shower, a roll on the floor with a smiling dog, and delightful company and conversation. Then an hour of peace in front of the fire with my love, and to bed – looking ahead to another day, near future or far, on the verandah watching the dance & hearing the healing song of this heart’s haven.

Sandra W**
(with Nicholas C**)

Filed under: Guest Testimonials,Sights, Sounds and Observations!,Woodrush Fallasview Suite Guest Messages — Sally at 12:39 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2006

Awoke early, made coffee & went out on the deck to watch Harriot the Heron fish. Out of the corner of my eye a black furry shape distracted me. Looked down and there’s a bear below the cabin at the edge of the reeds. He(She) was a teenager by size, looked around for a few minutes and turned & disappeared. I don’t think he saw me, just didn’t want to get paws muddy. Amazing! Oh, the Heron caught a fish, put his head up and swallowed his(her) breakfast in one gulp. Going for mine now. What a great place Sunny Rock is!

Gerry

2 hours of one fish after another

Filed under: Guest Testimonials,Sights, Sounds and Observations!,WalterWindsong Riverview Suite Guest Messages — Sally at 12:45 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2006

My husband & I went fishing yesterday. We went on the rocks to the left of the Scotts Dam. Not anticipating catching anything we took our “green” worms. (No kidding they are plastic lime green). Line in the water and “BAM” caught a fish. “Bass”. My husband caught a fish. Then it was 2 hours of one fish after another. My husband caught 3-4 lb. bass, mine was about 2 ½ lbs. ( I figure mine was larger, but I let him think otherwise.)

Today we were on the deck having coffee, listening to the rapids, watching the rain. The Harriot the Heron was basking in the rain. Approx. 24 starling birds were swarming & swooping over the head of the Heron. He was oblivious to them. They seemed to be waiting for him to catch breakfast. It continued to rain. I love the rain. We are getting ready to go fishing again. This place is AMAZING. I am coming back to Sunny Rock again to see our “friends”.

Thank you
Al & JoAnne W**

“Tuttle” the Turtle Is Alive and Well in the Drag River in the Haliburton Highlands!

Filed under: Sights, Sounds and Observations! — Sally at 10:39 pm on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Sammy the Snapping Turtle of Drag River Just last week one of out guests took this picture of the phantom Snapping Turtle that people see in the Drag River. Guests see him and then by the time they try to point out where is he is gone.

Well, the more than 100 year old turtle, has now been named “Sammy” by guests Bill and Inge as they were the first to capture this illusive creature on digital.

Rest asured folks, Sammy does not live in the area where we swim.

enjoyed playing the player piano and singing “under the boardwalk”

Filed under: Guest Testimonials,Sights, Sounds and Observations!,Woodrush Fallasview Suite Guest Messages — Sally at 10:19 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

We needed a break from the hustle and bustle of life in general and found it here at Sunny Rock B & B. Love the scenic surroundings and the cozy, comfortable room as well as the ambiance on the main floor lounge area with all the comfy chairs, couches and many windows to look out on the outdoors. Great food, accommodating hosts, lively conversations and many a book to provide restful entertainment. Thank you for our tour of Pine Studio and enjoyed playing the player piano and singing “under the boardwalk” & “lean on me” with Sally. What fun!
To top it all off we saw two beavers and the majestic Blue Heron. Fascinating!
Look forward to coming back in July!
Linda & Gates
Timmins, ON

deer grazing just steps away as we came out of the lodge

Filed under: Sights, Sounds and Observations! — Sally at 2:03 pm on Friday, November 18, 2005

We saw a deer grazing just steps away as we came out of the lodge. He looked up at us and then went back to eating and slowly went his way. Very cool.

Darren & Evelyn

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