Category Archives: Nature

Spring Pond

A week ago this man made pond was without water. It is nice to see it filled with water and showing off it’s beautiful reflections. This is a nice little park with a path around the pond. It even has workout stations for those energetic types. I found out recently that it is also a gym for those that play Pokemon.

Stormy

The weather is ever changing. Sunny one moment and cloudy the next. From on top of Nose Hill you can see the rain coming and going for miles. We did not get the rain on this walk but we did get these magnificent views.

Lifeless

After a long cold winter the ground outside the beehives are covered with the lifeless bees who did not survive. Those that did survive clean the hive daily of debris and, yes, the lifeless bodies. No ceremony or morning that I could see just the effort of taking them to the edge of the hive and let them fall to the ground adding to the carpet made up of the lifeless.

Red Breasted Nuthatch

I was at my brothers place on Sunday afternoon. The snow had melted by then and the sun was out. Up in an old Crabapple tree a pair of Red Breasted Nuthatches were busy burrowing into the tree to make a nest. They would take turns going into the tree, you could hear the tapping of their beaks and then they would pop out of the hole with a beak full of wood shavings and drop them to the ground. I enjoyed listening to them chirping away as they worked.

Spring Snow

Saturday night it was snowing. It is spring but it still snows. The best part was waking up Sunday morning to the blue sky and rising sun. I made my way around the yard capturing the snow that was carefully balanced on many things. I like this image of the snow balanced along a lilac branch and around an emerging bud.