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Month of Squares

Trees #22

July Squares: Trees #22

A solitary cloud over Quaking Aspen in autumn near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 22 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Month of Squares

Trees #15

July Squares: Trees

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in autumn.

This is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Photo Challenges

Friendly Friday: Whereabouts

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whereabouts.

As it’s currently autumn in the northern hemisphere I thought about some of the places that I have lived in and taken photos of in the autumn.

Autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment behind the boats in Wiarton Marina. Taken on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last weekend.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Whereabouts

 

Autumn colour reflected in a slough. Taken close to the town of Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada 21 years ago.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Brazenly Bronze

 

Autumn colour in the mist. Taken in Hatherton, Cheshire, England 43 years ago.

Autumn colour in mist.

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Brazenly Bronze

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Brazenly Bronze.

I spent part of the weekend looking for some bronze autumn colour and then remembered this shot from Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough in the autumn.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Brazenly Bronze

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 8th September 2019

Silent Sunday: 8th September 2019

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Lens-Artists

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Trees.

Hoarfrost covered trees at sunrise, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

snow covered prairie and hoarfrost covered trees

Silver Birch trees in snow on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Silver Birch trees in the snow.

Quaking Aspens reflected in a slough in the autumn, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Autumn colour and reflection.

Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Abstract trees on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract trees.

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Shadows from trees.

A hodgepodge of tree trunks on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Autumn tree trunks.

 

 

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Archives

An autumn Pine Siskin

One from the archives, taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s. The Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) looks fluffed up against the cold but it will get a lot colder in the winter.

Pine Siskins can survive very low temperatures. Their metabolic rate is 40% higher than typical for songbirds of their size. In extreme cold they can increase their metabolic rate up to five times normal.

This is my favourite Pine Siskin shot from Saskatchewan although I can’t explain why. The bird isn’t doing anything and is partially obscured by a branch. Maybe it’s the colour combination of the bird and the autumn leaves.

An autumn Pine Siskin.