Week 50. Wave, rocks and pebbles.

Sunday morning of week 50 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. It was such an exciting sunrise that 15 minutes before the sun came up I was photographing waves on the shoreline. I picked this shot because I find the texture of the moving water interesting.

We’ve had no internet access since Thursday evening. I drove in town and am sitting in the library using their Wi-Fi to write this post. I’ll try to catch up with everyone when we are back online.

A wave breaking on the Colpoy's Bay shoreline.

Snowy twig.

Continuing what seems to be been a recent theme, snow. Maybe it’s because it seems like winter arrived about six weeks ago although it hasn’t officially started yet.

Spotted on a walk about a week ago and one of those shots that I can’t make up my mind about. I edited it and then it didn’t work for me so I ignored it. I re-edited it yesterday, tweaking the colour balance and contrast and now it works for me again.

Snowy twig.

Snow on the remains of a plant.

Taken on a walk last week, the title is because I don’t know what they are remains of.

As I was on one of my regular routes I must have walked past the plant lots of times without noticing it. I suspect that it is a combination of the light and the snow on the plant that caught my attention this time.

I was in a retro mood and had gone out with a manual focus telephoto on the camera which meant walking over some snow covered boulders to get the framing I wanted. Sometimes it pays to use a zoom when out for a walk.

Autumn snow on a dead plant.

Redwing eating a Holly berry.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

The Redwing (Turdus iliacus) is a member of the Thrush family. They are winter visitors to Britain arriving in the autumn after breeding in northern regions of Europe and Asia. Wintering birds sometimes form loose flocks numbering up to 200 birds but I seem to remember this being a solitary bird. It’s feeding on a berry of a Holly (Ilex aquifolium) tree.

The photo was taken from a bedroom window so I was slightly higher than the bird but not enough for the angle to look odd. It was used in a field guide to garden wildlife and it was taken in a garden unlike some of my other photos used in the book.

A Redwing in a Holly tree.

Icicles in the snow.

Spotted on a walk last Tuesday afternoon. It had been sunny most of the day until I had a chance to go for a walk with the camera when it started clouding over.

I think that the snow had got warm enough in the sun to start thawing and then the water was freezing as it ran down to the tips of the branches. I don’t know why the tips of a couple of the icicles are crooked.

Icicles on the tips.