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Throwback Thursday

Blue Hour Spring Ice

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to early April 2008.

The remains of winter ice along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Photographed at dusk in early spring.

Throwback Thursday: 1st April 2021
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

As the evenings start to lengthen

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: As the evenings start to lengthen prompt.

I quickly decided to go back to pre Covid-19 times when I could get out and about more. Then I remembered the spring of 2008. The last spring I was living in Southampton, Ontario and a year when there was some interesting snow and ice formations on Lake Huron.

Throwback Thursday: 4th March 2021

Late winter and this section of Lake Huron is frozen and partly snow covered. Chantry Island and its lighthouse is on the horizon.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As the evenings start to lengthen

Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset a day or two after the spring equinox. Lake Huron in the foreground has partially thawed and refrozen.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

A week into spring and there’s some interesting ice formations and patches of open water on Lake Huron at dusk.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As the evenings start to lengthen

Two weeks into spring and the only ice left is small pieces in the shallows along the shoreline. Chantry Island on the horizon at sunset.

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Throwback Thursday

Snow and Ice at Dusk

My Throwback Thursday blog post this week is going back to late February 2008.

A frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon at dusk.

Throwback Thursday: 4th March 2021
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

First Hints of Spring

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: First Hints of Spring prompt.

It was snowing hard when Dale posted the prompt so my contribution is from my archives.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

Two hints of spring, a male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in Cheshire, England.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Dusk

A hint of spring, ice on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada breaking up during the spring thaw.

April Squares: Singing from the Top of the Cattail

A hint of spring, a recently arrived male Yellow-headed Blackbird singing to proclaim his territory in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Hints of Spring

A hint of spring, a male Common Merganser swimming amongst ice on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario, Canada during the spring thaw. The Common Merganser is known as the Goosander in Europe.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Forms of Water

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Solid, liquid and gas prompt.

After two weeks of snow and below normal temperatures there was an obvious choice for this prompt, water in its various forms.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt
Solid and gas. Ice on a section of frozen marsh at Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in winter. Clouds overhead are part water vapour although at -40° there can be very little water vapour at ground level.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter
Solid and gas. Solid in the form of snow and ice on Lake Huron. Gas in the form of the water vapour in the clouds over Chantry Island and its lighthouse, Southampton, Ontario at sunset.
One Word Sunday: Whatchamacallit
Liquid and gas. The water of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario as the liquid and clouds over the bay as gas in the form of water vapour.
Six Word Saturday: Fishing in the Mist at Sunrise
Liquid and gas. Mist containing water vapour rising up off the water of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at sunrise.
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CFFC

Red Clouds Over Reeds

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reed, Read or Red prompt.

Red clouds over reeds along a section of the shoreline of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air
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Throwback Thursday

A Bank of Cloud at Dusk

Throwback Thursday travels back to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at dusk 13 years ago.

A bank of cloud behind Chantry Island and its lighthouse on Lake Huron in mid February 2008. What looks like water in the foreground is ice exposed by the wind blowing it clear of snow.

Throwback Thursday: 11th February 2021