About Maple Lake 365

At the start of the New Year 2012, I decided I was going to start taking pictures every day and the idea of a blog had been rattling around in my head for quite some time, so I decided to take the plunge and start Maple Lake 365.

I will write about my daily life...living in a place that challenges me in many different ways. 


  1. Dear Kristine, I came across your delightful blog this morning while doing some research on the Parry Sound Colonization Railway. My parents live on Duck Lake and my father was born in Orrville. We spent many summers (and winters) in the area. I don't get to see the area very much in winter anymore as my parents go south during the winter months, but I enjoyed so much seeing your winter photos. I also enjoyed your Swords posts. We had friends in Swords as kids and often walked the "track" as we called the old railway route from Orrville to swords for visits. I was always fascinated with the old store. I'm not sure it was ever open in my lifetime. I think it closed in the early 70s? I may have been inside once, or at least remember it being open, but I would have been very young. Thanks again for a wonderful site. I plan to visit it again. Sincerely, the Rev. Daniel Graves

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks for your coment! I also have a Maple Lake Facebook page where I post photos, etc. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maple-Lake-365/248020205287684

  3. Hi Kristine: I am in the little cove across the lake from you. I love following your blog and Maple Lake facebook page. I feel quite connected to your posts and love your photos! You get the sunrise, I get the sunset. You post that ice has left your shore, and I have ice packed into mine. The morning you posted that ice returned to your shore, my shoreline was water! It makes the lake feel so alive!!! On the day you raked out your garden, I added topsoil to 2 of mine and pondered how long until the snow melted on the 3rd. One day I will run into you at the General Store or Bakery, and dont mind if I speak to you like I know you-I feel like I do! The shoreline connects us all as we watch nature's miracles. Now I'm watching for trilliums and black flies. And something tells me I'm not alone!

  4. Hi Kim,

    Thank you so much for your kind words- you made my day! I am glad that you enjoy my blog and Facebook page - I wish I had more time to spend on my blog these days.

    Yes the black flies won’t be long I’m afraid- I’m still trying t get the last of my gardens raked before they arrive!

    If you see me out and about, please stop to say hello! I would love that!