Although we have had snow flurries twice, we've had heavy fog turning to frost several times. It makes for a whole different lighting sequence, as both the frost and the fog mute the colours, intensify the shading, and the fog allows the sun to be included in the photo, with a prism effect that I rather like. Photo one shows all of these effects, while two shows none of them as the rock face faces east and both the fog and the frost are burnt off. But the whole wet land is frozen over with a skim of ice. Photo 3 looks north to the uninhabited chain of lakes, one of which is Mystic Lake. But on the shaded side you can still see the frost on the trees. Four and five face east creating the prism effect as the sun rises over the ridge, but without enough strenght to dissipate the frost or fog. The final photo is taken from the lower end looking NE.
The frost on the plant photos are just an indication of the thickness of the frost, and yes it is cold.
Blue jays are always fun to shoot, and their colouring in the bright sun is incredible especially the tail area.
Dark-eyed Juncos are residents of the Boreal Forest just to the north of me, and as such pass through in both the spring and fall. I haven't seen a Robin for a while so possibly they've gone. They stay until the berries are all gone. This fellow is perched in a Choke Cherry tree which still has berries although they're over ripe..
A lovely post Gary... the seasons fly by these days I can't believe winter is almost upon us.ReplyDelete
I love the last image of your beautiful Fox..
I used to see them so often before the ban on hunting with dogs...I suspect they are just shot on sight and the general public are none the wiser...
you know the squirrel gets me every time.ReplyDelete
Lovely shots of wildlife and landscape for a girl in the subtropics...thank youReplyDelete
Thanks for taking us with you on your trip through your beautiful landscapes. Your photo's are fantastic.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your hike very much. I love to see the frosty fogy world and the animals. The fox is such a cutie.ReplyDelete
Lovely frosty photos and I enjoyed seeing your feathered and furry friends, too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful scenery and animals, and I especially love the blue jay's colors!ReplyDelete
Looks like winter is really starting to bite where you are Gary. Another excellent post.ReplyDelete
I love the scenery shots it is such a pretty area.
And the fox is wonderful.
Hi to Boomer.
Your description and photo's do a fine job of letting us know that Fall is drawing to a close and old man winter isn't far.ReplyDelete
beautiful landscape and lovely animals.ReplyDelete
Wow - what an amazing close-up of that fox. Fabulous pictures! Love the sun and the frosty leaves too.ReplyDelete
I love your Bluejays; and an excellent shot of the fox.ReplyDelete
No squirrels downunder - but I wonder are they as pesky as our possums??!! Sadly, we DO have foxes - introduced by early settlers for hunting!ReplyDelete
Hi - very interesting post. I always surprised at how much you see.ReplyDelete
I don’t know the answer to your "why" question beyond the fact that the boat had ceased to make money - but you can find out all I know here:
Cheers - Stewart M - Australia
nice country. :)ReplyDelete
Those jays look really healthy. It always amazes me how different American red squirrels are to the European variety. Love the way the frost delineates the all the little things in nature. Glad to see you getting out into that cool, crisp, beautiful landscape.ReplyDelete
Love the squirrel it's so cute !ReplyDelete
Snow and ice seems so far to me laying at the beach with 29° in the shade !
Beautiful and cute :0)ReplyDelete