Although it was still cold, today's sunshine was a treat. This snowy owl preened the whole time I observed it.
Eastern Screech Owl in my neighbour's yard.
Cold and bleak, yet still beautiful
Eastern Screech Owl
I was totally shocked to find this beautiful bird in my own backyard!
Snowy Snowy #3
Snowy Owl Near Collingwood Airport
Snowy Snowy #2
Snowy Owl near Collingwood Airport.
Snowy Snowy #1
Snowy Owl at Collingwood Airport.
Ukpik in Flight
I spent the better part of this afternoon waiting in a freezing field, but this snowy owl finally rewarded me with a chance to catch it in flight! Taken on Poplar Sideroad in Collingwood.
I don't know what it is about the Snowy Owl that speaks directly to my soul, but it's a joyous refrain.
On the Bay #19
The ice in Collingwood Harbour takes on beautiful textures as it melts.
On the Bay #18
Nottawasaga Bay, Collingwood, Ontario
On the Bay #17
Hiker on frozen Nottawasaga Bay
On the Bay #16
Ice caverns on Nottwasaga Bay
On the Bay #14
On the Bay #13
On the Bay #12
Walking on Water #4
Creeks and streams are getting a temporary reprieve from our recent deep freeze.
Mother Nature is the most incredible artist!
No Wake in Harbour
Several of these signs are prominently displayed in the boat launch area of Collingwood Harbour. We needn't worry for a few more months yet.
Silver Creek in Grey County, Ontario
Bent But Not Broken
Taken in the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park near Collingwood, Ontario.
Taken at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre in Gravenhurst, Ontario
The Way the Wind Blows
Pretty River Valley Provincial Park in Grey County, Ontario.
Mother Nature's Bling
Black Ash Creek in Collingwood, Ontario
Come Sit a Spell
After the ice storm Collingwood's Millennium Park was as beautiful as it was dangerous.
If you were out today, I hope you bundled up! I captured this lynx at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre in Gravenhurst on a frigid January day very much like today.
Taken at the Muskoka Wildlife Centre in Gravenhurst, Ontario on the coldest day of the year.
On the Bay #5
I spent the afternoon snowshoeing on the frozen waters of Nottawasaga Bay at Wasaaga Beach. It was interesting to see the wave patterns on the snow and ice.
On the Bay #2
The chickadees took refuge in the bushes this morning while they waited for me to refill the feeder. They don't seem to mind the snow.
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