This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons prompt.
There’s no real signs of spring around here yet but we had a mild winter with not a lot of snow so we may have an early spring. The possibility of an early spring is shown in these three photos of Colpoy’s Bay in the first week of spring over the last three years.
24th March 2018. Refrozen after a partial thaw.
24th March 2019. Still frozen.
22nd March 2020. Open water, the bay hardly started freezing last winter.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air.
The prompt got me thinking about the times I have pointed the camera upwards to photograph clouds. Sometimes I leave a small strip of the landscape in to give the photo a sense of scale.
A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset in the autumn.
A frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron at sunset with Chantry Island and its lighthouse on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Canada Day fireworks in the town of Wiarton from across Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.
Snow Geese on autumn migration flying to roost at sunset over Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
When I read the prompt for Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Red I remembered digitizing some slides recently and thinking how good they would be for a Red prompt.
However I have completely forgotten what those photos were of. So I started thinking about the colour red and thought of British post boxes and double-decker buses in London.
A red post box in a sandstone wall at Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
A red double-decker crosses Westminster Bridge, London, England.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.
When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.
Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.
Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old.
When I read the prompt I thought of my home town, Nantwich in southern Cheshire.
St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town dates back to the 14th century. Interestingly, the church consists of two different architectural styles after construction was interrupted for 20 years, possibly because of the Black Death.
The western facade.
A monochrome photo of part of the interior showing some of the woodwork and stonework.
A contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Sleeping.
A bull Bison.
A Bewick’s Swan.
A few minutes before Nancy posted this A Photo a Week Challenge: Eyes prompt I had been discussing eye colour in birds with someone on the comments section of one of my recent posts.
So it was almost ìnevitable that I would put together a post about birds eyes.
A North American Mourning Dove on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.
The Common Wood Pigeon found across Europe and parts of western Asia. Photographed in England.
A North American Common Grackle on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A similar eye colour to the Common Wood Pigeon above although not in the same family of birds. The Common Grackle is related to the New World Blackbirds, Cowbirds and Orioles.
The Eurasian Collared Dove native to Europe and Asia and introduced to North America. Photographed in England, this species deep red eye is in contrast to both the Mourning Dove and the Common Wood Pigeon above. Three members of the Dove and Pigeon family and three different eye colours.
A male Common Blackbird found in Europe, Asia and North Africa. Photographed in England, the yellow-orange ring is bare skin around the eye and is only seen on the male. The Common Blackbird is a member of the Thrush family and is not related to the New World Blackbirds.