Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Days 274 to 304 of my project 365. March was somewhat uninspiring because spring has not yet arrived in the north. The snow is old and dirty, and nothing is green - just gray and slushy and muddy. Yuck. So I ended up taking lots of closeup/macro shots, and catching the birds that have returned.
Quick shot of a sparrow in the tree outside my house. I used my zoom lens at 300m, and then cropped. In the original photo all was in deep shadow except for the bird himself - hence the title.
Photo taken March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Between clouds, snow, and a uncooperative lunar cycle, I've been unable to spot the moon for weeks. Tonight it finally showed itself at dusk, although it was cloaked in a soft haze that made it almost impossible to get a really sharp shot. The was the best of the bunch.
Photo taken March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
This young raven was "playing" with a second one (seen at top of picture.) They were passing a piece of bark back and forth, putting it into the other's open beak. I was told that the game teaches them how to fee their young...
Photo taken March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
When I said spring was on the way, apparently I spoke too soon, and the birds are freezing! A few days ago it was 12C, now we have 8 inches of snow on the ground and a continuing snowfall warning... Ahh - spring in the north!...
Photo taken March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is what greeted me when I arrived at my office this morning. I supervise a bunch of counsellors, and our offices are filled with dolls, toys, and stuffies. The Janitor enjoys creating scenes with the toys (it's very sweet and always G rated) and I especially enjoyed this one.
Photo taken March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The snow really started piling up just after Halloween around here, and has finally begun to melt. I noticed this jackolantern peeking out of the melting snow just yesterday. It's very well preserved, considering it's been buried for 5 months!
Photo taken March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
I looked out my office window this afternoon and was startled to see this mother and calf across the alley in someone's yard! In the middle of town... They were helping themselves to the new buds on the trees. Our warm weather has the trees budding about 6 weeks early.
After a bit of exploring and a snack, mom and calf strolled on down the alley and out of sight. I was told by my coworkers that they have been sighted in town several times this past week. I hope they stay safe...
Photo taken March 2, 2010