Month of Squares

Bright Fireworks

This is my day 19 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

Canada Day fireworks lighting up the evening sky and the water of Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada.

January Squares: Up #14

Large and Small

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Size Comparison of Objects prompt.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

Large and small caterpillars of the Large White Butterfly.

Silent Sunday: 7th February 2021

Large and small Maple leaves on snow.

Weekly Topics

Male Common Merganser

My Saturday Bird this week is the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) a member of the duck family. It is known as the Goosander in Europe.

With an off white body and black head with a green gloss this is a male. Females are mostly grey with a reddish brown head.

Photographed in early April close to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. There is still the remains of the winter ice on the lake.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Hints of Spring
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.

Weekly Topics

Frozen and Snow Covered

My Travel Tuesday blog post this week is traveling back three years to February 2018.

A frozen and snow covered section of Lake Huron with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon. Taken from the flagpole at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario.

Travel Tuesday: 2nd February 2021
Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #16

Riding Up on top.

This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Two young Common Merganser riding Up on top of their mothers back.

January Squares: Up #22
Photo Challenges

Variations on Pink

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: January Colour – Pink prompt.

Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk
Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dusk.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
Foxgloves growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.
Macro Monday: Jelly Beans
A pink jelly bean amongst other colours.
Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn
A hint of pink in the clouds moving across Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn.