October Squares: Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel

This is my contribution for day 13 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge and a shot I delayed posting until the thirteenth.

For day 13 I give you a Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel in the spring looking for some fresh grass to eat. Taken near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

October Squares: Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

I thought of a few traditions before thinking of one I have photographed over the past 20 years at various locations. The tradition of fireworks on Canada Day.

Canada Day fireworks on Monument Hill, Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1999.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

 

Canada Day fireworks at Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario taken from The Long Dock in 2007.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.

 

Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario from the dock at Colpoy’s Bay in 2018.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Traditions.
Canada Day fireworks at Bluewater Park, Wiarton, Ontario.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fall.

I had a few ideas for the challenge after photographing some early fall colour at the weekend. In the end I decided to go with a selection of photos of fall colour covering several decades and various locations.

Fall colour on Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the early 1990s.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Hill.

 

Fall colour in early snow, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

Birch trees in early snow.

 

Fall colour behind a slough, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Autumn colour and reflection.

 

Fall colour on the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada a few years ago.

A section of autumn colour on the Niagara Escarpment.

 

Fall colour in the mist, Hatherton, Cheshire, England in the late 1970s.

Autumn colour in mist.

 

A section of fallen tree trunk surrounded by fall colour on the South Bruce Peninsula last year.

Worn and Weathered autumn detail.

A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner.

My contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner.

Fish.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Apple.

Female Common Blackbird.

 

Poppy seeds.

Eating Poppy seeds.

 

Bugs.

July Squares: Mountain Bluebird.

 

Fish, again.

American White Pelican with fish.

 

Caterpillar.

Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young.

Friendly Friday: Remote.

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

My first thought was of some of the remote spots I visited when living in Saskatchewan, Canada in late 1990s. I once had the passenger side front wheel of my truck disappear into a hole at a water level control connecting Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake. It was at the end of several miles of rough track that stopped at the water control point. I had to pile rocks in the back of the truck to get the rear wheel on the ground and the front wheel out of the hole.

Another time at a section of Little Quill Lake I managed to lock my keys in the truck and had to break into it with an old piece of barbed wire that I had stripped the barbs off.

Here’s a photo of a sunset over a marsh at Little Quill Lake. It was winter so I was probably the only person within 10 miles and it was -40° at the time.

Friendly Friday: Remote.