Saturday, December 15, 2012

More Winter Scenes, and Wildlife of The Vermilon River.

 The weather has rebounded all over the thermometer, and apparently will continue to do so. We didn't get so far, not as a result of the temperature, but my hiking boots sprung a leak in the soul of all places. I bought new boots, which required breaking in. I'm not certain which breaks in- my foot or the boots. Perhaps it's the same with you, so you know how painful, and slow the process is. Nevertheless the photo opportunities were good, and I actually got to the rapids.




CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW.


A post to I'd Rather Be Birdin',Our World TuesdayWorld Bird Wednesday, and Camera Critters.

Opposite Mourning Dove.



Redpoll.

Snowy Forest.

Bohemian Waxwing.

White water.

Mourning Dove In the sun.

Red Squirrel

Redpoll

Bohemian Waxwings.

White water.

Blue Jay.

Female Evening Grosbeak

Redpoll

Bohemian Waxwings

White water.

Redpoll

Blue Jay.

Redpoll

Blue Jay.

White water.

Blue Jay.

Redpoll

White water.

Blue Jay.

Blue Jay with peanut taking off.

Female Evening Grosbeak

White water and ice.

Northern Crow.

River and Ridge.

Red Squirrel

Upper River and Ridge-the River only freezes in the wide parts.

Trail over the Ridge.

Wild sunflower seeds in snow.

Fresh snow.

Snow on fireweed.








 Our Christmas tree. The same as the first photo, but I couldn't make up my mind about the pink over tones. I think I like them. Happy Holidays to everyone.
Forging in the snow.

54 comments:

  1. Wonderful images Gary I haven't had snow yet.

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  2. You have so many interesting birds and wildlife at your sides, find it exciting to follow your blog.

    Nice photos.

    Ottar



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  3. your photos do certainly share with us the depths of winter and the icy waters look decidedly COLD. I love the jay with the peanut, lucky bird. Pink in your Christmas tree image looks glamorous. Best wishes Gary!

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  4. The beauties of winter:) happy Sunday:)

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  5. Your birds look so cold, as does your landscape. Nice shots of the puffed up little things. Hope those boots don't pinch and rub for too long.
    Fond regards to Boomer. I too now have a 9 year old dog but nothing anywhere neas as splendid as your friend.

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  6. Beautiful photos and birds, Gary! I am still hoping to see some of your Redpolls here.

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  7. Looks like you have a beautiful part of the world to photograph. Now I'm wishing for snow.

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  8. Great series! I love those Redpolls Gary!

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  9. Brrr Gary. All that snow and puffed up birds are making me feel cold again. Nice shots as ever.

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  10. A beautiful look at the wonderful birds and wintery world you live and play in, Gary.

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  11. Beautiful images of birds I would so like to see again, but right now I must enjoy the Florida warmth!

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  12. Hi Gary

    Nice shots of the Red Polls and Grosbeaks, the Christmas Tree is lovely and the detail on the foraging Red Squirrel is great.

    All the Best to you and Boomer for the Holidays.

    Guy

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  13. Really nice pictures, especially the Red Poll and the Christmas Tree. I hope Boomer gets a nice bone for Christmas. From Findlay

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  14. Marvelous captures of you wonderful winged and four-legged friends as well as the incredibly beautiful area where you live!! Love the squirrel! Wishing you and Boomer the best for the holidays!

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  15. Beautiful slide show, Gary. Love the shot of the Blue Jay taking off. Holiday wishes to you and Boomer!

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  16. How wonderful you are able to view and capture the beautiful Bohemian waxwing .. they are such pretty birds.
    I love the pink over-tones on your Christmas tree Garry ... very classy!

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  17. Excellent captures, I love the feathers off the light, exquisite colors. Greetings.

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  18. Beautiful snowy scenes. The white water is especially beautiful. I hope the boots soon get more comfortable. I like living where I do because I can go bare foot or in sandals - unless I have to go to town!

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  19. Rebounding weather … I like the sounds of that! The snowy forest looks oddly cozy and lovely. :)

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  20. Your photo's are beautiful ful as always Gary. Merry Christmas

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  21. One could nearly hear the sound of the water floating by. What joy it must have been spending time in this environment. Thank you very much for this journey. Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  22. No snow here in the UK yet. I love hat ed squirrel, they are as rare as hens teeth over here at the moment.

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  23. All so beautiful !I like the pink glow on the tree ,looks festive!Merry Christmas!

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  24. Your Christmas tree is very pretty, Gary.
    I like how fluffed up all the birds look in an effort to keep warm. They look like they are wearing coats :) I hope your new boots become comfortable soon!

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  25. All that snow! Those critters are gorgeous. Love the red squirrel especially.

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  26. Love the little squirrel in the snow, but the jay with the peanut is a wonderful shot!!

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  27. What a pretty tree and lovely bird shots! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  28. Always great shots Gary, Merry Christmas to you as well.

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  29. great shots as usual. the red squirrel is my favourite.

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  30. What a dramatic wonderful wild land of snow you are enjoying there. Beautiful birds!! Enjoy the festive season ... Leanne

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  31. I love Boomer!!!!!! ~ Great photography as always ~ beautiful winter shots ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  32. I'm sorry to hear that you needed to break in a new pair of boots -- that's why I keep mine as long as possible. You did get some great pictures.

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  33. Very nice photos as usual, Gary!
    Specially I like the Blue Jay taking off!
    So you got Winter and snow too!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas! /Pia

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  34. Hi Gary, love the Grosbeak and the Blue Jay, I always go right into the slideshow as your photos are so good larger as well, then I go back and read it! Hope you have a good holiday time.

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  35. I love a snowy forest, lovely photos.

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  36. Great set of pictures as normal.

    From a guns point of view I think we can both be thankful we live where we live.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  37. Thank you for the Holiday wishes and for the gift of your beautiful birds ... and for the slideshows each and every one.

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  38. The last photo made me giggle...The blue jay taking off is awesome,but I love the others too,your tree looks so warm and comforting in the pink tones,have a wonderful Christmas,phyllis

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  39. I'm glad your new boots didn't stop you from getting out to get more photos! Merry Christmas, Gary!

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  40. Wonderful post. Thanks for the winter scenes since we don't them here in Florida! Great selection of birds, as usual.

    Hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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  41. Great series, Gary, with the first shot of the mourning dove and the Blue Jay captures being my favourites. Happy holidays to you too!

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  42. poor squirrel. is there any food under that thick snow?

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  43. Very wintery!! You have some excellent birds that I'd love to see someday:) The Redpolls especially. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful pics. It does look cold though:) The Blue Jay taking off is wonderful!

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  44. The only thing worse than new hiking boots is leaky old ones! Beautiful pictures...my favorite of all is the flight shot of the jay with the peanut (?) in his beak....well, or maybe...oh, I love them all. Thanks again for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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  45. Hi Gary...I sure have been missing everyone, trying to get caught up a bit. I really like this series, and my fave would be the Redpoll and the squirrel...of course, always love those when you share them;')~

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  46. In your much colder weather the little birds are more puffed up keeping warm!
    Merry Christmas to you and Boomer!

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  47. I'm a bit behind in getting around from Wild Bird Wednesday, but I certainly enjoyed your slideshow. Each image is beautiful! I love the Blue Jay flying away with his peanut prize. I'm also fond of your Redpoll profile image (#14).

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my WBW post. Wishing you happy holidays ~

    Lindy

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  48. Thanks for going through the pain barrier to get these excellent photos Gary.

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