Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter,Spring, and Winter Again At The Vermilon River.

 As the title implies,we had all the seasons except summer.The spring was accompanied by rain and freezing rain,and the winter by snow and more snow.Of course temperatures bounced well above zero to -35C, a tad brisk.The skies were overcast and then sunny, but you'll notice that in the photos. The joy is we still made it into the woods. I realize Boom and I are blessed beyond thousands, but I just can't imagine being inside all the time.

There are no messages this week, so click any photo and enjoy the slideshow.

A post to: I'd Rather be BirdinOur World Tuesday, and WBW.
Sun on the trail

A coy Dove

Sunrise.

Redpoll

Dove


Frosty snow.

Snow on seed pod

Sunny trail

Sunrise in the east.

Redpoll

More snow on branches.

Blue Jay

A band of blue.

A convocation of doves.

A meeting of Redpolls

Banded sunrise.

Banking clouds

Blue trail

Winter skies.

Peeking Jay

Coy Dove.

Later sunrise.

Dove

Foraging crow.

Snow on branch

Blue Jay


Dove in snow.

Up front Jay

Dove

Dove

Foot prints in the snow.

Crow still foraging.

Snow on pin cherries, the smaller trees.

Redpoll.

Redpoll

successful crow

Redpoll

Snow on pine

Snow on branches.

Snow on seed pod

Redpolls still meeting

Sunny trail

Sunny patch 

Sunrise

Dove

Weak sun

Bands of blue

A little wave

Redpoll

58 comments:

  1. Home sick, missed church and just saw your post first thing. Don't you just love those sweet Doves! The scenery is breathtaking. Happy week~

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  2. Thank you for your beautiful winter pictures!!
    Great shots like always!
    In Toronto there is not a lot of snow on the ground right now.
    Last week I walked along the Scarborough Bluffs and Lake Ontario. MY pictures can be viewed here:
    http://guildwood.blogspot.ca/
    Have nice Sunday,
    Gisela

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  3. Great series of shots. You have a lot of snow, looks pristine and fresh. Enjoyed your birds, how do you do that white frame and put description on the bottom of photo? Do you use a special program for it? Have a good one!

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  4. beautiful snows. lovely doves. laughed out loud at the squirrel tail. :)

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  5. The birds and beautiful snow scenes you saw are fantastic. I especially enjoyed the snowy paths and trees since we do not get snow here.
    Thanks for sharing, Gary.

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  6. The birds and beautiful scenery is awesome, Gary. I enjoyed seeing the snowy pathways and trees.

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  7. Beautiful Gary!!! The redpoll photo just above the 'successful crow' I like best. But, BRRRRRR, that looks way too cold for this ol' lady! LOL

    Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend. Have a glorious week!

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  8. Stunning photos, as always. The squirrel's tail wave!!! Take care, both of you, if the days again give your almost all seasons in a day. Cheers from Jean.p.s. If I had to pick just one, the squirrel would get my vote, perfect.

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  9. Great image series showing :) Hanne Bente

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  10. Hi Gary

    Some nice landscapes and snow shots in this series.

    Hi to Boomer.
    Guy

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  11. Wonderful shots and what joyful blue skies!

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  12. Beautiful winter wonderland shots and you are so good at capturing the birds.

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  13. So gorgeous, Gary!
    I have enjoyed it very much...
    Have a nice week and warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  14. You have had a variety of skies/weather! Love the birds against the blue skies and the squirrel tail!! Priceless, best laugh today! Have a great week, Gary!

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  15. Great post, I love the snowy scenes and my favorite is the cute Redpoll!

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  16. How much snow do you get in a winter?

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  17. Many great and beautiful photos!

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  18. your images are a feast to the eyes.

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  19. What wonder world you live in !

    Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  20. Love the 'little wave' ~ Wonderful wildlife and nature photography ~ Great job!

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on Blogger

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  21. Such a delight to see the snow Gary. Still waiting for it down here. Love that little squirrel wave too.

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  22. Very nice wildlife and scenery, I love the snow and wish we would get a good storm. But that's a little cold for my taste.

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  23. You live in such a beautiful part of the world. Thank-you for sharing so much with the rest of us. Enjoy your week.

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  24. Your world is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. An ornithologist's delight, if s/he wraps up warmly!

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  26. Lovely to see so many redpolls are still up there, Gary. I have so many in my yard these days that I thought they were all here. :))

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  27. Like those shots of little birds!

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  28. Can't get too lonely with all those birds! How crisp, clear and clean everything looks.

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  29. I enjoyed the cold walk with you,love the snow on the trees,the dove against a beautiful blue sky,the squirrel`s tail is halerious! all great photos,phyllis

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  30. Must be a hard time for the birds ! Beautiful pictures !

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  31. That crow was really persistent. I love seeing other people's snow shots.

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  32. Wonderful winter photos! Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  33. Beautiful pictures—and skies!

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  34. And we think we've got it cold here! UK would fold up if we experienced the sort of temperatures you've mentioned Gary. I bet Boomer likes the snow!!

    Great birds and great images!

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  35. This would make a great slide show!
    Laurie

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  36. Nice series! But how cold you have! Brrr....
    Like the squirrel tail! :)
    Greetings Pia

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  37. A great series of photos. The snow looks beautiful - especially as we are still sweltering in above average temperatures and heat.

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  38. Sounds like Kansas weather-warm, cold, warm, cold. Great selection of shots--always fun to visit your posts. Mickie ;)

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  39. The "dove tree" is my favorite among all the beautiful pictures. They look so lovely in the graceful bare tree branches. Nothing to say about your weather, because you already know how I feel! (I am really happy for you and Boomer that you can get outside though -- and I suspect he likes your weather now better than he does summertime).

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  40. As always, your photos are amazing. They make me glad I'm in the middle of summer now!

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  41. It does look cold where you are, but it's beautiful. Great pictures, especially the birds.

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  42. Wow. There are a lot of very beautiful photos. I enjoyed your photos very much. Thank yo for sharing.

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  43. Boom must be in his element in this kind of weather. I think a mid point between what we have here today and the weather in this post would be just fine - ie it's rather hot!!

    Nice set of pictures.

    Cheers and thanks for the link to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  44. I know, I've been here before. This time I decided that the coy dove was my favorite. But what I really came back for was to ask if "convocation" was the collective noun for a group of doves or if you made it up. It is perfect. Years ago my dad had a book that gave all those collective nouns but I can't find it.

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  45. All your photos are fantastic, but my favorite is the glinting snow in “sunny trail.”

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