These old cement houses and split rail fences are hauntingly beautiful, and are one of the things that make this island unique. I noticed a photo of one on Our Manitoulin last night when I checked out island blogs. According to Life on Mantioulin this is "de-lurking week". I guess this might be a good time to mention that the new blogger format has allowed me to re-configure my comments section. So if you have been trying to comment on this blog and haven't been able to, well, now you can! Another well maintained island blog is Dylon Whyte's. Dylon is my website designer who also happens to be an author of chain mail jewelery books. Last but not least is Freshisle Fibers, a knitting and dyeing blog that I am thrilled to discover and shall return to. Yes, we are an interesting bunch of bloggers here on Manitoulin Island.