This cygnet was heading to another area.
Month: December 2021
I found more then a few Blue Herons out and about tonight!
A PEEK A BOO DAREDEVIL
Juliette came over to pay me a visit! Just after she perched a flock of Ducks (which she must have spooked) flew past!
The Constellation was coming in just as Romeo was going by!
A COOL SELFIE
I say “cool” in the way of temperature! It was cold out today. I dressed warm but still felt it!
ROMEO AND JULIETTE
I was very happy to see my friend Juliette come over! She not only came over but landed on the eel grass with Romeo! The last time she did this was over a year ago? I like to think she came over to wish me well in 22!
ROMEO SAYS GOODNIGHT TO 2021
A PINK CATS FACE
Cats Face is the name of a local mountain. It gets it’s name from a mica deposit that flashes like cats eyes when the sun hits it just right.
Last night we got a rare dumping of snow! One thing I’ve learned over the years is that If you want to get pictures of snow, you have to do it in the morning because it’ll be gone by sunset!
So I got up this morning at 6 am and headed out in the dark riding my bike on roads that resembled a skating rink! (I ended up walking more then riding)
Because there were zero clouds I knew the first light to come would be pink. It lasts just minutes! It’s the most delicate colour to shoot and yes very fleeting.
There is a low grade cooper ore deposit in Cats Face. Plans were made at one time to shear the top of this mountain off to make a open pit mine. Once word got out about this everybody shouted a loud “NO”! Since then I haven’t heard anymore about this proposal? Which is fine by me!
Merry Christmas to you all!
THE CAPE ANN
I heard from a friend that a raft of two hundred Sea Otters was around! I went out looking for it but couldn’t find them? They like to raft up in a kelp bed.
I did find the Cape Ann coming in from a exercise. This boat is designed to be able to roll. All the men are strapped into their seats and the hatches are sealed when they go out into rough weather.
I went to visit my friend the Daredevil tonight. I think he’s upset at me for not visiting him more often? He didn’t come when I called and didn’t want to play. He does that sometimes.
This family group of Trumpeters has decided to spend the winter here in Tofino! I ahven’t seen them before? Two adults and two cygnets.
Actually the December moon is called a “Cold” or “Frost” moon…….which was also a good description of my fingers!
HEAD UP IN THE CLOUDS
We’ve been having rain for so long now I forget when we had a good sunset?
There is a meterological scenario I always watch for! It’s almost overcast conditions but there is a thin opening to the west. The sun will peek under this cloud layer (which acts like a huge ceiling) and light everything up! The dark background forces the foreground forward in an almost 3D manner.
Of course, when you have a fine feathered friend like Romeo It’s icing to the cake!