Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Strange Happenings At The Vermilon River. A Post to WBW.

Huegy Standing In For The Ravens.
We've had intermittent rain and damp weather for more than five days, with more to come. So I said to Boomer we should change the weather. Remember that old guy Merlin something or other, we met on our hike to Mystic Lake. He made us keepers of the Vermilon River Forest, and gave us those funny old books all filled with those strange incantations. Let's try some out. Huegy will stand in for the Ravens for a peanut, and you can stand in for the Wolf Clan. So here goes, and it probably won't work anyway. Gee, that's a weird yellow light....
Weird Yellow Light.

Then The Frost Appeared.

Wow What a change!!
I wonder how you reverse this. It doesn't seem to say.

 Read first, and then click on a photo for the slide show. A Tongue In Cheek post to WBW @ http://thepineriverreview.blogspot.com/
Small Snowy Islands In the River.

Right On!!

I Lost My Peanut.

Common Redpoll Male. Hey these are Winter Birds!! 

Common Redpoll Male

Common  Redpoll Female

Common Redpoll Female.

Bohemian Waxwing.

Bohemian Waxwing.

Bohemian Waxwing...


  1. you did not get this much snow already! these are last year's images, yes?!

  2. Great shots Gary, against the snow those bird images look like studio portraits. Love the detail in the feathers when enlarged. Of course, I always enjoy looking at Boomer, he is a handsome guy.

  3. I adore the waxwing. Such a gorgeous bird.

  4. Oh my gosh this is wonderful. The slideshow really brings out the beauty of the birds -- and your amazing talent in photographing them. (Is that something you've just added? What a great feature. )

    Every picture is perfect. Boomer too!

  5. Hey Gary,
    Is there already snow at your place? I love snow.
    And what a brillant photo's of my favorit bird.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. A brilliant post Gary, it's great to see Boomer featured... Winter is just around the corner... the months don't half fly by.

  7. Brilliant photos, are you using a new camera?

  8. Great images here. Just found you from following Holdingmoments comments. I will be back!

  9. Great photos of all the birds - of course!- but the photo or the frost on the trees is just magical!

  10. I love the redpolls and would love to see the, in person. The waxwings are always a beautiful sight. Awesome post and great birds.

  11. Love the Bohemian Waxwing! Your photos are wonderful, love all the snow!

  12. Hi Gary

    What a lovely series, Boomer and Huegy look great and the landscapes are lovely. I am impressed with your promotion, Keepers of the Vermilon River Forest has a nice ring to it and I am sure Boomer and Huegy can be trusted to keep you from getting too carried away.

    Congrads and all the best.


  13. Beautiful pics of 'what is to come' although the snow is better than this daily rain, I am not in a hurry for the snow to come, Boomer is the only one ready for it, with his fur coat!! :)

  14. Lord, I forget what a beautiful dog Boomer is. Wow. Great series Gary, with a wonderful mystical send off. Your pictures are beautifully taken, the redpoll really knocks me out!

  15. Hi there - snow! We've have moved from winter to deep spring in less than a week! Seems something has happened with you as well!

    The waxwings are just great.

    Cheers - Stewart M

  16. Just wonderful! I love winter and you have captured it so well! Great bird photos to, I especially like the waxvings, they have not arriwed here jet...

  17. Gary, those Redpoll shots are absolutely stunning.

  18. The waxwing! Oh how I would love to see one. Wonderful images. Please keep your cold weather up there as long as possible. Thank you.

  19. Gray,
    Oh, what a vast and serene nature you captured with your camera!. Common Redpoll female is so cute. Always your photos of animals and birds are stunning!
    Best wishes,

  20. awesome redpoll and waxwing shots! snow! AHH! And Boomer is definitely a looker :)

  21. Hi Gary,

    what a fantastic blog!! love your way to see your wonderful world and Boomer is a real beauty !!!

    thanks a lot for your nice comment on my blog.

    I follow you, it's a lovely place here ..

    cordially greetings,

  22. Snow - already?!

    Wonderful shots - I do love snow (but perhaps it could hold off a bit longer...)

  23. how special is Boomer; such a handsome dog. I really enjoyed your slideshow, the snow, but especially the Common Redpoll. Beautiful shots!