Nov. 22, 2015. The first lake-effect snow squalls of the season were pretty mild.
Nov. 22., 2015. The first lake-effect snow squalls of the season were pretty mild. The sky over the bay was dramatic just the same.
On the Horizon
Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold. ~W. Eugene Smith
It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. ~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Smile the Clouds Away
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
Nov. 19, 2015. It's a rare treat to see a rainbow at sunset!
Yet One Smile More
Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.
~William Cullen Bryant
“November is usually such a disagreeable month...as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully...just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles.”
~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
Nov. 10, 2015. The few leaves that remain in the yard were bejewelled with frost this morning.
As the Sun Sets on Autumn
I love this poem by Stanley Horowitz:
"Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
We're reaching the point now where the etching is emerging from the mosaic.
Snowy Owl #4
Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy.
Snowy Owl #3
Snowy Owl #1
Snowy Owl #2
Great Grey Owl #1
Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. The Great Grey Owls' parabolic facial discs make them appear wise, but are used to help locate and capture prey.
Great Grey Owl #2
Great Horned Owl #1
Great Horned Owl #2
Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. As beautiful as they are, you can't forget owls are powerful and vicious birds!
Golden Eagle #1
Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. The feathers that form a collar around the neck look like they've been painted on!
Golden Eagle #2
Barn Owl #2
Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. While their flat faces are not particularly attractive, the barn owl has beautiful plumage.
Barn Owl #1
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