Winter’s coming and it’s getting colder for us and for all the wildlife around, including birds like this one. Here’s a challenge for all birders: what do we think this is? At first I thought ‘owl’ but on looking at it more closely I don’t think it is. I asked a local birder by email, with no response, but there were a few suggestions as to possibilities. This was taken through my living room window a few winters ago. The answer as to the identity is given below the next section if you want to see if you guessed correctly.
It is a Red Tailed Hawk, fluffed up from the cold. It was difficult to be sure, as mostly these birds migrate south for the winter. In Nova Scotia, however, they stay year round. If you guessed that, then well done!!
Happy Thursday! Who liked geometry at school? Actually, I did. This is full of just the sort of lines and shapes that I grew to love in those classes. A sunset picked these elements out perfectly, at the same time putting a rosie glow on the school. That’s a colour that I don’t imagine too many students associate with their school days, which is a shame. I hope this brings back some good memories of fun times.
Our fields will soon be covered with snow, so this scene can serve to remind me of the lovely light of an early fall day. The morning sun highlighted those tufts of grasses left by the mower so beautifully that they look almost like old-fashioned hay ricks left to dry. Have a lovely day, friends, enjoy the sunshine in your lives whenever you find it.
Hello friends. I know what you might be thinking: “It’s November, it’s Nova Scotia and Ellie hasn’t yet made a post showing our lovely autumn leaves.” There’s a good reason for that, though. This year has not been the greatest for showy displays. That being the case, I have found this lovely one from a few years ago. This is a woodland not far from here, but you won’t find it easily. It’s reached by a dirt road that looks as if it’s going nowhere interesting. Then, you find it, a place where eagles congregate and, no doubt, foxes, possibly coyotes and certainly raccoons rear their young in as much safety as their world provides. The undergrowth is thick and dense and, quite suddenly you come across a clearing with these gorgeous birch trees and glimpses of colour deeper in, should you decide to penetrate the forest. I hope this satisfies your craving for fall colours, but, if this isn’t enough…. The landscape gallery featuring this photo is here and there you’ll see lots more photographs of fall colours.