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Open May 29 - October 12, 2015
Lovely Photos by Artist Gabriele Mayer
Thank you to our recent guest and artist Gabriele Mayer for these beautiful photos of Arowhon Pines. See more of Gabriele's work: https://twitter.com/brossard_gaby
Algonquin Park and Other Places by Gary Cralle
Enjoy a travel story with visual impact about Algonquin Park and other places by Gary Cralle:
"Algonquin Provincial Park is bigger than Prince Edward Island, bigger than the state of Delaware. Established in 1893 because the land wasn’t good enough for farming, it looks marvelous as the Grand Dame of the Ontario Parks system.
And does it have wildlife! — 279 species of birds, 45 types of mammals, 15 different reptiles, 17 amphibians and 56 varieties of fish. But that’s not all; for every variety of human there’s hiking, biking, camping, birding, picnicking, skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, winter yurts and the most beloved sport of all — canoeing." Read more
Last summer, Arowhon Pines held a Moth Workshop led by Jason J. Dombroskie, Ph.D., Collection Manager, Cornell University Insect Collection & Coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab, Cornell University. Jason's extensive knowledge and enthusiasm were contagious and all of us “caught the bug".
Last September, long time guests Ann and Brian Gray noticed a pinkish moth near a light at Arowhon. After much research, they could not get a perfect match or identification. The Grays, who have been volunteer naturalists in the Leslie Street Spit area in Toronto for the last 17 years, contacted Jason for help.
Turns out, their find is very rare. The moth was identified as Psectraglaea carnosa (Noctuidae). The following information comes from THE BUG GUIDE (http://bugguide.net/node/view/171311)
"An uncommon moth that is very rarely seen because of its habits. It is mainly restricted to scrub oak barrens, has an unusual flight season (mainly October), and is attracted to light rather than sugar bait (while almost every other northeastern moth flying in October comes to bait much more readily than light). But the kicker for carnosa is that they don't start flying until after 1:00 AM. Hours after the cold has slowed most of the other moths to a crawl, carnosa starts showing up. So even if you are blacklighting in October in scrub oak barrens (which won't turn up a very wide variety of species to begin with), you're likely to pack up and call it a night long before carnosa starts flying. When you do find them though, they can be quite common." - Paul Dennehy
There are some Arowhon guests who inspire us.
Meet Eleanor Himel from Port Washington, New York
The moods and colors of the ocean beaches and bays of Long Island have been a constant source of inspiration. Memories of watching waves cascading onto the shore and then receding are entwined with the scent of salt water and the carefree joy of a dash into the surf. The emotional essence of each locale is reflected in contrasting layers of bright paint.
Time spent in Japan gave me an appreciation for the simplified design that is indigenous to that country. It has affected the way I look at art, architecture and fashion as well.
The parklands of Ontario with their peaceful flat landscapes and giant uninhabited lakes have been a summer destination for years and have also been favorite subjects of my paintings. It is a pleasure to sketch and be enveloped in the stillness of the woods, rocks and shimmering water. The works of Arthur Dove, Milton Avery and the Canadians, Lawren Harris and Jack Bush have helped me to develop my own interpretation of these beloved areas.
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Paul Wood Studio of Port Washington
Solo Art Show, “Summerscapes”, Port Washington Public Library Gallery, June 2009
Numerous juried group exhibitions in Connecticut, Long Island and New York City.
Firehouse Plaza Gallery, Garden City, “Abstraction Now”, 2009 – Award of Excellence
Art Guild of Port Washington “Art at the Bank”, spring 2007 – Second Prize.
Long Island Museum, Summer 2005 – First Prize
The Art Guild of Port Washington
New York Artist’s Equity
Manhasset Art Association
From March 16th entry in Bert's Travel Blog: (bertstravels.blogspot.ca)
250 km North/East of Toronto is the place you must not, and I mean NOT miss to visit.
It is the only lodge situated almost in the middle of this fabulous Nature Reserve and it offers you a holiday of your dreams. Nature in the raw surrounds you, while the greatest staff tries to pamper you with incredible food and comfortable lodgings.
Let me show you a few pictures:
It is early Fall and this visitor to Arowhon Pines, marvels at the deep blue waters of Little Joe Lake, on whose shores this fabulous Lodge is situated.
The Rondo of the dining room. Sit down and let expert staff serve you the best food, this side of your mother's kitchen.
Early morning and the easy chairs are still empty and a hint of fog still lies between the azzure sky and the deep blue waters of Little Joe.
The Dining Room in which "Delectable" is spelled with a capital "D"
A young ( this year's ) Loon prepares for its flight South.
Two Canoeists in heavy morning fog depart for a day's outing.
Some of the extremely friendly and well schooled staff, headed by Theresa Pupulin (4th from left.)
If you want to experience a truly memorable holiday: Stay at Arowhon Pines, in Algonquin Park.
Go on ! What's keeping you ?
Bertstravels has gone there again and again and again.
Greetings from South Australia!
Hello Theresa, David and Adam,
This is DL from Adelaide, South Australia, writing to you. My dear sister-in-law, EL, has just forwarded to me a lovely email you sent her. I’d like you to know what a thrill that gave me. In fact, it gave me goose-bumps because, just before opening E’s email, I’d changed the desktop background photo on my computer from the Via Rail cross-Canada train to – wait for it – the Arowhon Pines dining room!!
I loved reading your message, and seeing the photos of the dining room in snow. What a contrast – and what beauty of a very different kind, too. My stay with you, though brief, was absolutely marvelous, and I enjoyed staying in my beautifully refurbished room in K and E’s cabin. The meals in your dining room were sensational!
I took a series of magical photos of Arowhon Pines at dusk, and am attaching some for you. The first one is the one that I’ve got on my desktop now. I hope you enjoy them.