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Silent Sunday: 12th April 2020

Silent Sunday: 12th April 2020

 

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Richardson’s Ground Squirrel in early spring

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

This is a Richardson’s Ground Squirrel looking for something to eat having just emerged from hibernation. They’re quite well camouflaged early in the spring before the grass greens up.

Throwback Thursday: 9th April 2020

 

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Silver Birch Trees in Snow

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

More specifically, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire after a snowfall. In this photo I am looking down onto Silver Birch trees at the base of a section of the hill.

Throwback Thursday: Silver Birch Trees in Snow

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Clouds at -40 Degrees

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s with one of the slides I made a digital copy of over the Christmas period.

For anyone wondering if that’s -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit it’s both, they’re the same at -40.

This is a section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at dusk. It was my first winter in Saskatchewan which is probably why I remember the temperature. Strangely enough, I don’t remember it feeling particularly cold but I was 22 years younger then. These days I don’t like -10°C although the damp cold in Ontario seems to chill you more than the dry cold I remember from Saskatchewan.

Throwback Thursday: 16th January 2020

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Frozen Slough at Sunrise

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

It was the pattern of snow on the ice of the frozen slough that caught my eye and the way it was reflecting the clouds in the frozen surface. I didn’t notice the weak sun pillar until I was editing a scan of the shot years later.

A frozen slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: 2nd January 2020

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Snow Bunting

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s and a bitterly cold winter morning. Around -30°C without the wind chill if I recall correctly.

I had found a small flock of Snow Buntings feeding on a field of stubble partially covered in snow. I was photographing the birds from the open window of my pickup truck. It meant that I was sheltered from the wind a little and the birds were ignoring the vehicle when they may not have ignored a human on foot.

The birds were well camouflaged against the snow and stubble. I find the fact that such small birds can survive the winter temperatures in Saskatchewan impressive.

Throwback Thursday: Snow Bunting

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Golden Hour Autumn Mist

Throwback Thursday travels back to Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s.

An early start to the day meant that I was on top of a section of the Hill when the autumn mist was being illuminated by the rising sun. I had a long telephoto mounted on the tripod and was isolating interesting area’s across the valley.

Trees in the mist