Cherish the Remains
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. ~ Wendell Berry
The mute swan cygnets are now five months old. The swans no longer spend all their time in a family group. They meet up in the little bay where people feed the water fowl.
Now that the temperature is back above zero, I ventured along the waterfront to see the remnants of Mother Nature's wind and wave artistry. She's a talented lady!
Gales of November
This is the most sheltered part of Collingwood's inner harbour, the remains of the old dry dock. The wind was brutally punishing yesterday and today. As the wave spray hit me it froze on my face and my camera!
Brokenness is the operative issue of our time - broken souls, broken hearts, broken places. ~ Samantha Power
Wall to Wall Geese
The little pond on Collins St. was completely covered in geese.
On Golden Pond
Canada geese on the Collins St. pond. The young maples ringing this pond are still gorgeous shades of gold and red.
Still lots of colour to begin November.
Our bird feeder was a busy spot today in the first snowfall of the season.
Yesterday's wind and rain provided good conditions for playing with slow shutter speeds.
The cygnets are now ten weeks old and appear to be thriving. I'm so happy this little family has made it this far!
Hiding in Plain Sight
As I sat on the waterfront, looking across the harbour, I almost missed the mallard duck right in front of me. It blended in beautifully with the background.
The light hit my sensor for 1/1000 of a second and then the moment was gone.
The little mute swan family in yesterday's fog. The 12 day old cygnets appear to be thriving. They've grown a lot, especially their long necks! No longer just balls of fluff, you can see the adults they will become!
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