The temperature has changed by enlarge (we may still get some storms), and during the day is about 10C or the late 40's F. We've had rain but also some sun so Boom & I headed to the River. I caught these skies as the sun rose and I was amazed at how red they became. The photos are reduced in size, so click on a photo to enlarge, and view the slide show.
Despite the old adage, we got some intermittent sunshine to help dry out the snow pack,although the going is pretty soggy, and a lot of snow remains.
It's still cloudy in this photo looking to the NW. But you can see the streaks of sun starting to show. You can also see the water puddles on the ice, which mean the end of the ice.
This photo looks a little further east.
At long last the blue sky shows through. You can see the train in this photo. We're on the northern route which delivers goods east and west for the US and Canadian markets. That train is loaded with containers.
Looking south, you can see the open water. The amount of open water will increase everyday, and the River will suddenly flood as the same happens on its feeders.
The breaking sky through the rock islands in the River.
| Male Pine Grosbeak|
This Female Pine Grosbeak was just enjoying the sun and was quite content to have her photo taken.
If you look at her eyes in some of the photos you'll see that they're almost closed.
|Male Pine Grosbeak|
|Male Pine Grosbeak|
|Male Pine Grosbeak.|
I heard the honking, but the upper River is not clear enough yet for these yearlings to take up residence. But, they are the first of the spring arrivals. As sad as I am to lose the Redpolls and Grosbeaks whose numbers are diminishing everyday, I'm glad to see the Canada Geese, the first spring arrivals. Next will be the Robins. A Post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/
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Beautiful pictures. Gorgeous sky shots!ReplyDelete
Wonderful images Gary....ReplyDelete
just love your squirrels! :)ReplyDelete
your sky shots are beautiful. farewell to the grosbeaks and redpolls!
Not quite so fast!!Delete
I like the color of the sky. All pictures are so beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous slide show! And you even captured a colorful train passing through.ReplyDelete
I'll be sad to see our Juncos leave...probably soon because its been warm here too.
But they're coming here!!Delete
Those are spectacular sky shots. The color is just gorgeous. Love seeing my little squirrel buddies. We usually only see the grey squirrel here so this is a treat. The birds are all adorable. Great shots and thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Glorious way to begin a day, Gary! Gorgeous colors and terrific captures for the day! Of course, I too, love the squirrels and all of your birds are beautiful! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Great colours of the sky!ReplyDelete
Happy Friday to you!
A splendid red sky Gary!ReplyDelete
Does the melting of the ice mean Spring is near for you? That sky is fantastic, if that is your sunrise, your sunsets must be breathtaking!ReplyDelete
Roughly yes, although we could still get some spring snow storms.ReplyDelete
from expansiveness to oh so near...these are exquisite Gary!ReplyDelete
Lovely hues for SWF!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful shots,Gary!Have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Beautiful skies and I'm glad some of the warmth we've been experiencing has reached you!ReplyDelete
beautiful photos esp when enlarged... love the sky images most! have a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
Wonderful, Gary. I always love your squirrels, but the sunbathing pine grosbeak is my favourite today, with her eyes half-closed, grooving on the warmth of the sun.ReplyDelete
The red skies are brilliant. Also like your snow-scapes and wildlife. The bird in flight at the end is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
Wonderfully rich colours in these shots Gary. Doubtless you're happy to see the last of the snow. We've just begun Autumn here in Australia and I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures! Love that little squirrel. Happy weekend and thanks for sharing your part of the world.ReplyDelete
Oh my gush these photos are so awesome!ReplyDelete
Great photos! I especially like the pine grosbeak photos - I have not seen those before and the color is beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous colors and skies. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful photos.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots! I'm sure you're glad you are finally starting to thaw out.ReplyDelete
Beautiful view of the sky and lovely birds.ReplyDelete
Your sky shots are gorgeous Gary!ReplyDelete
Amazing shots of your critters. And wow - those skies are stunning!ReplyDelete
AMAZING photos of the birds--excellent captures. What a great spot you live in! Surrounded by beauty!! Have a great weekend. Mickie :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful scenes in your world! Adore the colours of the little grosbeak!ReplyDelete
The sky is awesome!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful red sky and I love your photo's of the different birds and squirrel.ReplyDelete
I'm amazed!! By the beautiful red sky, the birds, the squirrel and all thegreat photos!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing these photos!
I will remember your blog, I would really like to se more of Canda's beautiful nature:)
Kauniita kuvia - talvi-maisemat ja linnut.ReplyDelete
I can't seem to get Google to translate but I'll keep trying!!Delete
The male Pine Grosbeak and your sky colours are one of the same, GORGEOUS Gary!ReplyDelete
You still have a lot of snow there, but it is starting the melt. I love the close ups of the birds - I love seeing the textures of their feathers!!ReplyDelete
it was probably 2 years since I saw a red sky like that.ReplyDelete
Fine SWF images!ReplyDelete
«Louis» also appreciates your fine images of the birds and other wildlife.
"Hot Tamales!" Love the blazing sky and yes, I see the train... Great!ReplyDelete
Beautiful skies ! but as always I love your squirrel pictures ! I wished we had more squirrels here. They are rather seldom in my area, maybe due to the cats.ReplyDelete
Very nice post - those first red skies are greatReplyDelete
Fotos muito bonitas.ReplyDelete
Estou encantada com a plumagem do Pine Grosbeak.
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amazing photo friend!!ReplyDelete
Every picture wonderful as always but I was surprised at how even much more incredible the seventh picture, the one that says 'breaking light through the rock islands" is when viewed in the slide show. I'm happy for you that spring is coming.ReplyDelete
Beautiful post and series of photos... and I love those red skies!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shots, as usual, Gary!ReplyDelete
So beautiful Gary!ReplyDelete
I really love them all...
Greetings from Holland,
Thanks everyonr for your visits and kind comments!! Boom & GaryDelete
The orange pink shots of the sky are just wonderfully captured and the critters lovely as usual. But I am really drawn to your landscape in this post and the train really strikes a chord. It is like you perfectly captured such an important part of the history of the shield country of northern Ontario with this shot.
Gorgeous sky watch images! The Blue Jay is so beautiful, never seen like it before!ReplyDelete
Wish you a great week!
Beautiful pictures, I love those red skies. Greetings.ReplyDelete
Woow, what great shots you've got here. The sky, birds and squirrel - love it. You've really close to the wild life in the winter photos to :0) Have a nice evening, and thank you so much for visiting my blogg :0) Thankyou for sharing SWF :0)ReplyDelete