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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Our World Tuesday: Photo Walking

The shots in this post are from three different walks.
The Canada Goose was sunning on the top of the dam while the humans were fighting the cold by walking briskly.
The gulls below were ice skating.
The heron was bunched up for warmth.
The main part of the lake that froze was the shallower parts and the creeks.
The cormorants can stand for a long time with their wings spread out.
I took the shot below at my house when the sun was rising and the birds were keeping an eye on me putting out cold morning treats.
That morning when I walked at Shelley Lake I had to keep an eye out for slick spots on the cycling and walking path.
There were a lot of cool reflections that morning.
The marshy part leading up to the lake had a lot of ice streams.
I knew it was going to get well above freezing the next day so I focused on ice shots while they lasted.
The strange weather event involved Friday warming up during the night which is the opposite of normal.
There was close to a 60 degree difference between the coldest and warmest temperature this past week.
The weather seems to get weirder and weirder.
I like the icy reflection below.
The rest of the shots are from a Sunday walk after the lake thawed out and we had torrential rains on Saturday.
It was still too chilly to want to wade into the lake to the flooded picnic table.
I know the birds are glad to have a break in the weather.
They should enjoy it while it lasts because the cold air is returning.
 I guess I'll stop here since this post is long.


lissa said...

great captures. I especially like all the reflection shots, kind of reminds of new york as the weather is almost the same here.

hope you have a great day.

Penelope Notes said...

The picnic table in the water made an interesting photo and statement about the ever-changing weather!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sixty degrees change in temperature?! Wow! That's a major shift. Looks like you were quick enough to get quite a few ice photos.

Photo Cache said...

Looks like a cold day for walking, but at least the day is clear. Love the bird/fowl watching you do in this lake.

NatureFootstep said...

great place for birding I´d say. But not for picnic. :)

theconstantwalker said...

Wonderful images... but it looks way too cold.

islandwonder said...

Great shot! I especially like the ones with the cormorants.

Anonymous said...

What lovely, cold photos. And nice with the sun shining.

artmusedog and carol mckenna said...

Wow! Awesome nature shots and such variety ~ lovely tour ~ thanks ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, COLD captures, Carver!! They are awesome indeed!! I got a case of the shivers just looking at your photos!! And they are beautiful! Have a great week, stay warm!!

Fun60 said...

Although it looks bitterly cold in some of your photos, there is a real beauty to them especially those with reflections.

Fun60 said...

Although it looks bitterly cold in some of your photos, there is a real beauty to them especially those with reflections.

Rajesh said...
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Rajesh said...

Beautiful scenes at the lake with such lovely birds.

Indrani said...

Fantastic captures for the week.
Love the shot of bird in flight and also that of the piece of reflection.

Maria said...

Hi, I like the photo of the ice skating gulls. It doesn't get really cold here in the Philippines and I've never seen frozen surface of a body of water so it's also nice to see reflections on them.

Blog hopping for 'Our World Tuesday' :)

Cezar and Léia said...

The birds seems to be very happy!Lovely images dear Carver. You got wonderful reflections in your pictures.

Little Wandering Wren said...

It's great to have the cooling affect of admiring your iced water, it's stinking hot here!
Wren x

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of shots from your walk. The heron, gulls, cormorants and ducks are great. I love the reflections in the icy water. Enjoy your week ahead!


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