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Month of Squares

Bright Ripples

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

Ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

April Squares: Bright Ripples
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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

Ice Formations at Sunset

My Throwback Thursday post this week continues my look back at the spring thaw on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario in 2008.

These ice formations were just off the shoreline as the setting sun illuminated them.

Throwback Thursday: 18th March 2021
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Weekly Topics

Common Frog

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Common Frog (Rana temporaria) found throughout much of Europe as far north as Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals.

Other common English names include the European Common Frog, European Common Brown Frog and European Grass Frog.

This is a male croaking to attract a mate, their throats turn pale/white in the breeding season. Males take up residence in a suitable breeding site and croak to attract females.

This individual was photographed in a garden pond in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Common Frog
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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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Photo Challenges

Icicles

After around 48 hours of snow over the Christmas holiday it warmed up and rained for a few hours before the temperature dropped again. As a result there was some large icicles forming in places when I went for a walk yesterday.

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #57 Photo Challenge. With four drops of water, ice and snow on conifers in the background I’m well covered on water for challenge.

WWW #57: Icicle
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Photo Challenges

On the other side of the dock

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #51 Photo Challenge and is a follow-up to my Water Water Everywhere post last week.

These are the ripples at sunrise on the other side of the government dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Water Water Everywhere: On the other side of the dock