Posts tagged “nature

out on a limb…

Spring…look up, look way up!

trees.2014Fall…

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bowing to the ground…

I never get tired of looking at these trees…they amaze me, their root system must reach a great distance.  We have very strong winds in this area and I’m always expecting to drive by and find one or more of these old fellows toppled over.  This photo was taken a few weeks before Christmas…

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South Beach, Key West…

the quiet side of South Beach from the pier…
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more sunsets…

It is interesting how I’ve not seen the sunset for months and recently I’ve been able to capture it three times..awesome!   This one wasn’t as intense as some, but then it was just setting, I find the colors more vibrant a short while after the setting…didn’t stay around to see what happened that night as I wasn’t dressed warm enough!

sunset.2. dec.20.2014This photo was taken a few weeks ago right after a warmers spell…you can see the ridges of ice that built up due to the winds and then colder temperatures…makes for dangerous snowmobiling and walking…
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hard to believe…

This has been a most unusual December for me…Christmas arrived in the blink of an eye!   Enjoy your time regardless of how or if you celebrate.    By the way, it is raining again and is supposed to continue through tomorrow…snow will be gone again!

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sunset anyone…

Took this photo with my iPhone 6 last night…began using the phone Friday evening so don’t know what I think about it yet…made sure I found a solid clip on case as I have a tendency to drop my phone.   One shattered screen is enough!   As you can see we have snow again…it is cold today so it just might stay for a while this time!

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“freezing fog”…

Photo was taken from my back deck(gray-scale)…it is somewhat foggy outside…which is creating “freezing fog”…http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/359/    As you can see, the needles on this tree are weighted down…

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on my way home…

I had lunch with my daughter this afternoon and when done we went to do a bit of Christmas shopping for Paige, my grand-baby…on the way home this is what I was fortunate enough to see!

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strange season…

The majority of snow is gone…for now… but we are left with ice build up along the shore line…this has been such a strange fall weather wise. I know we aren’t the only place to experience such unusual weather patterns, just stating a fact.   This was taken around 4:30pm yesterday…it was foggy over the water but not so much over the land, made for interesting photos.

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ice.lake.nipissing.3.nov. 2014This ice build did not melt and will make for difficult walking and snowmobiling once we get more snow, but is something that is beyond our control and happens often as the winds are strong off the lake…

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north ~ south

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more berries…

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hanging in there…

I took this photo last week…while the flowers aren’t anything special I couldn’t resist as these hardy flowers are holding on regardless of the onset of fall!   Having said that two days later we had snow, it is gone now but was cold for a few days…not sure how these flowers fared?

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contrasting views…

Both these photos were taken while driving to Sudbury, (not me of course) 1.5 hrs west of North Bay…definitly a contrast between the two views!
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bowing down to fall…

When I looked at these leaves that is exactly the thought that came to mind…pretty colors, we didn’t have much red to speak of at least not that I saw, it was mostly yellows and oranges.  While pretty they aren’t my favorite fall leave colors, but the combo here is striking!

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do you know?

I like this bush with the red berries on it but have to admit I don’t know what it is…do you?  When I look closely it looks as though there was a flower at the end.   Is this a seed pod?

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bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!

When I go for my walks I like to walk to the lake…there are many access for me to use but they don’t differ much in appearance.   There were waves washing up on the shore so I took a few photos of them.   check out the bubbles…simplistic yes, but cool.

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color…

Fall is upon us here, the changing of the leaves are almost completed…I’ve glimpsed the process but not had much chance to photograph it this season.  How about these for some color?   I love cut flowers in my home, usually have a bouquet of something…right now it is a couple of the pumpkin arrangements, but they are wilting fast.

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Snack time…

When I came out of a building here is what I found…this fellow was 25 ft at the most away from me and definitly not afraid!

  He was munching on the Crab-apples at the base of the tree, scroll down!

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Green anyone?

I’ve never been fond of green, but when I see landscape such as this I wonder why?

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calm!

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a flowery kind of day…

Don’t you just love Sunflowers…so beautiful!

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the old Chief…

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Midway?

I’ve not been to a midway, it many years…since my grandson was small and he is now 17, so I’m guessing at least 7 years, maybe more.   My daughter, son-in-law and I decide to meet my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Paige at the Midway yesterday.   Now you should know Paige is 6 moths old this week…

The crowds were considerably smaller than the previous two days… the Petting Zoos I’ve been to the past certainly didn’t have the types of animals I saw yesterday, I was actually surprised to see these and other animals there.

Entrance

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The sign said these two fellows are gentle and could be hand fed if you were so inclined!

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There are two zebras in this tiny cage…the sign said they were not gentle, they bite, keep your hands away and do not feed!

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Tussock Moth Caterpillar…

Found this fellow last Saturday, I have to admit that in all my years, I don’t remember ever seeing one of these fellows before?  It is actually very pretty…

I found the following information on this website:   http://pets.squidoo.com/caterpillar-identification

“These cool-looking caterpillars produce a quite plain and inconspicuous moth. They eat almost anything, including a number of decorative trees like hawthorn that cities tend to plant along roads and in plazas. Tussock moth caterpillars get their name from the little tufts of fur along their backs; apparently these are called “tussocks” in some parts of the world.”
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