Wallpapers

Wallpaper January 2007

Wallpaper January 2007

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

December’s “Christmas tree” was a tough one for most 1000 Islanders.   

This determined willow sits on a microscopic island (with only its trunk showing in high water) locally known as Toniata, the original name of Jones Creek and also of an Indian village located here (or nearby) when Father Simon Lemoyne, a French missionary became the first white man to visit the area early in the 17th century.

The island sits in the middle of a very pretty bay, visible from near the eastern end of the 1000 Islands Parkway but hard to spot from the River unless you make an effort to explore the intricacies of the Canadian shoreline.  The bay also provides access to the extensive Jones Creek wetland/wilderness area, which is now protected forever as part of the Thousand Islands Biosphere Reserve.

Last month's wallpaper:

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Wallpaper December 2006

Wallpaper December 2006

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Last month’s photo ID was a close run affair between Jason Stock of Glen Cove, NY and Shayne Sage of Charlotte, NC, with Shayne (just) taking the laurels (and six 8 x 10 prints) for this response:

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Wallpaper November 2006

Wallpaper November 2006

Fellow Thousand Islanders,

Why is it so hard to pack up and leave the River? I don’t think it’s the effort, though there certainly is that. It’s the knowledge that it will be many months before getting back. But this year, I have a support system to make the time away more enjoyable. You do...

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Wallpaper May 2006

Wallpaper May 2006

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Last month's photo of the Niagara drew a number of interesting responses including one from Kris Bregani who I'd like to thank for having told me the Niagara had run aground just across the channel from her cottage:

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Wallpaper April 2006

Wallpaper April 2006

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Not many picked up on last month’s image, however I suspect a number of you will recognize it immediately when I tell you it’s just upstream from the Canadian Span, the islands off Ivy Lea.

March

Michael Ryan described it best:

“This month's photo brings me back to my fav...

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