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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sky Watch - Sunset

It was an eerie sunset this evening.

There is some slash burning going on in the distance, and the smoke has tainted the atmosphere for miles around. We first saw the fires when we were coming home from the city.

The moon tonight is almost 3/4 full.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Reflections

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This picture of the river channel was taken last week, and as you can see, there is already some ice formed at the edges.

Watery Wednesday

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sky Watch - Winter Arrives

It has been a very snowy week with Tuesday morning being especially nice....every spruce tree decorated with huge dollops, the bare branches and twigs of the poplars outlined in white and above the charmed landscape, a promising blue sky.




Later, a breeze came up, and the snow flew off the trees in a blinding whirlwind.
It's wintertime!!!

Sky Watch Friday

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Downy Woodpecker

His feathers were being lifted by gusts of wind.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

On a Fine November Day

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Last week we drove up to historic Fort St. James and had a very pleasant walk under a magnificent autumn sky.

Situated on Lakeshore Drive is Our Lady of Good Hope Church (right) which was built in 1873. The small log cabin to the left of this pretty wooden church was where Father Morice, an Oblate missionary priest who arrived in Fort St. James in 1885, printed the Carrier prayer books and a Carrier language newspaper.


Another view of the log cabin in its picturesque setting.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

At the Winter Feeding Stations

Now the fun begins.
Our focus this frosty morning is a tree stump, and our visitors are:

A Red Squirrel
Black-capped Chickadees
More than one Pine Siskin
A pair of Evening Grosbeaks (female on the left, male right)