Napanee and Tyendinaga

The last three days have been kinda yucky, particularly yesterday, which rained down freezing rain all day.  It was unpleasant, but nothing like the Ice Storm of ’96, or even the ice storm of 2013.  These are “wintry mix” days.   The weekend is supposed to be very nice though, with Sunday going up to 11 degrees…maybe.   Sunshine, mild temperatures and rain ahead in the next week.  Hopefully this was winter’s last hurrah.

I had to go to Picton today to see an old friend.  It was a dreary day with a nasty cold wind blowing–not feeling springy at all.   I had to stop at the Sandy Pines Wildlife Center on the way, to drop off a donation, so I went through Napanee.

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This building is going up, just west of Center Street, where the old No Frills used to be.

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Fabulous arrangements in front of a fine food store.

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Speaking of fabulous…look at the new building at the Sandy Pines Wildlife Center, built a year or two ago with funds raised.

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This was their old building–a little bigger than a garage, so I can imagine how thrilled they must have been to move into roomy, clean and purpose built housing for rehabilitating animals.

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A list of patients.

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The farm animals–these are pets.

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An example of the ice about.   By the time I was heading back from Picton, most of this was melted.

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Cheap gas from the Mohawks at Tyendinaga!   They have all kinds of vices there–booze, smokes, Cuban cigars and even cheap chocolate for me.   I’m not sure why the sign says Five Nations.   I always thought it was six.   Wikipedia says it was originally five and then six, so I’m not sure what is going on.   In high school our school was divided into six “houses”–named after the six Iroquois nations–Cayuga, Mohawk, Tuscarora, Onondaga, Oneida and Seneca.   (I had to Google a couple of these–high school was a looooooong time ago.)

More of Picton and the County tomorrow.   And the sun will shine!

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