January started cold in Calgary this year. For the first two weeks, temperatures were near -20 degrees Celcius. I went down to Bowmont Park once to feed the Black-capped chickadees, but I didn’t hear a peep from a single one. Luckily, temperatures were balmy last weekend (a touch above 0) and the chickadees were singing happily. About ten of them took turns picking sunflower seeds … Continue reading Chickadees
I usually walk to Trout Lake in the afternoon. It is a different place just after sunrise. The golden light seems to have a slight green tinge, unlike the orange hued gold of late afternoon. When I stood by the lake a few days ago, shortly after sunset, the whistling sounds of the American Wigeons danced against my ears. Yesterday morning, I was entertained by … Continue reading Last wisps of morning mist
Trout Lake, Vancouver. Winter’s bare branches turn gold in the day’s ebbing light. If you click on the image for a larger version, you can see lots of little black specks in the tall tree tops and a few in the sky. The crows are taking a little rest, on their way to their rookery in Burnaby. Every day, thousands of crows migrate to and … Continue reading Golden finale
Jericho Beach, Vancouver, Canada. Mid-January. Continue reading Lingering midday fog
In False Creek, near the 6th avenue pedestrian overpass. Vancouver, BC. Continue reading Waxy evergreen and creek
Standing on the north side of the Bow River on a cold, overcast day. The steaming heads of a few downtown Calgary skyscrapers peer over the bare branches of Prince’s Island Park.
Continue reading “Steaming towers”
The shallow and slow moving edges of the Bow River are frozen. Here and there, a little hole in the ice gives me a glimpse of water flowing over rounded rocks. Ice can be a bit of a nuisance in the winter but it can also be a delightful sight. Frozen water has so many transmutations. Continue reading When water turns to ice