Just thought I would post a few pictures from yesterday and today. The seasons definitely feel like they are changing. The air is crisper and clearer. The trees are on the brink of changing colour, and the animals are all very busy preparing for the winter.
Evening and dusk Moon setting behind a cloud early this morning
Crisp, clear evening
Sunrise reflected on trees with morning fog
Saw the first otter since spring!
Heard what I thought was knocking at the door (apparently so did my dog because she started barking). It turned out to be this guy on the tree beside our house!
Love our bedroom in the fall…
…and the sparkling reflection of the water from the living room.
The trees are just on the brink of changing colour.
One thing about fall I can’t say I am fond of is it also means a rush to be prepared for the long winter ahead. Here are our wood piles in various stages of chopping.
Over the last few mornings we have had a steady trail of snapping turtles climbing our septic bed to dig in the dirt/sand at the top and lay their eggs. This morning I noticed this one who had a different approach than the others. She seemed to be eyeing the vegetable garden instead. I took the above shots trying not to disturb her too much and when I walked back to the house, I turned around and saw her trying to climb the fence!Of course when I went back to take more pictures of her she acted like a statue again 🙂 I never did see where she laid her eggs but I hope she had success somewhere!
The windchill was below -30C but the ice was so great we couldn’t resist. Please excuse the shaky hand, it was half frozen!
The girls were a little shaky since it was their first skate of the year (still much better than me on skates I might add). Daisy dog reminds me of Bambi on the ice 🙂
Soon after I shot this video, we had a tonne of snow but luckily the ice was still good underneath so we shovelled some trails and had some more fun. I will prepare a video of this on a following post soon.
Just been snapping some pics of the neighbours yesterday and today and thought I would share.
The Great Blue Heron always leaves me breathless.
This little mink has decided to take up residence in a nearby rock pile. It was running back and forth yesterday gathering some meat from something dead and returning it to the rock pile. It was difficult to get a good photo since it is so quick.
This Hare was making many laps circling the house for some reason. It stayed still just long enough for me to get this shot. I noticed it still has a couple of small patches of white winter fur remaining.
Of all the birds and wildlife I see every day, I am always breathless when I watch the Osprey hunting for fish. They are truly spectacular birds. With their expansive wings, they hover when they see a fish, then tuck them in and dive right underwater from great heights. Somehow they effortlessly go from complete submersion to high flight in a matter of moments, shaking the water off their wings mid-flight upon ascent. I have tried to capture the spectacle but feel my photos do not do justice to what is witnessed by the eye.