Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blue Bridge Over Creek/ Bridges Between

Bridge between parking lot and York Regional Headquarters in Newmarket

I like visiting this little walkway bridge to...

see the ducks that live below it all winter long. The creek under the bridge always seems to have some open water, which ducks need to survive. On the north side of the bridge, ice covers the creek. And duck footprints are all through the snow covering the ice.

But the female and two males in this photo are happy to swim even though the air is below minus 15°C (just above 0°F).

To see all kinds of bridges around the world, visit RuneE at Visual Norway http://visualnorway.blogspot.com

24 comments:

PERBS said...

What a perfect little bridge -- the color is so gorgeous against that white snow . . . and a surprise beneath the bridge too! I don't blame you for liking to go there -- it would be a favorite spot of mine also.

I left a comment below also on the two trees one.

Becky and Gary said...

I love that blue color of the bridge against the green trees. Just beautiful! Those ducks are wonderful. Sometimes the only waterfowl to stick around inthe winter if there is open water. Gorgeous.
B.

Napaboaniya said...

Beautiful mandarin ducks you've capture. Sometimes I wonder, could it be due to the extremely cold water that makes them shine so beautifully :P

Small City Scenes said...

I love the blue bridge. It is so colorful against the snow. the Mallards are gorgeous. the most common duck in the world, I believe. MB

Pietro said...

Awesome pictures.
I really enjoy them!

George said...

I love the blue of the bridge. You got a great picture of the ducks.

Rose said...

Oh my, I love them both!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love the blue of the bridge. One would think you edited that color in because it's so vibrant against the snow. I'll bet it's great to see those duck prints in the snow.
:-)

RuneE said...

You don't often see blue bridges!! But somehow it fitted in perfectly in the snow - not to mention with the ducks below.

PS Re your comment. The bridges carries ordinary inner city traffic - once it also had a tram line. However, most of the pictures were take on Sunday December 28....

Most streets in the centre of Bergen have traditionally been paved with cobblestones. Those that have been paved over are now being restored.

Hyde DP said...

Lovely pics - we've got snow just like that now this morning but I won't be venturing out. It is probably much colder where you are and the snow longer lasting whereas here you'd think it was a national disaster from the talk on the media.

Lene said...

This is sooo cool - I just love that blue coulor, both at the bridge and the light (hmmmm - I really dont know what it`s called in english??).

Have a nice day :)

Lene said...

This is sooo cool - I just love that blue coulor, both at the bridge and the light (hmmmm - I really dont know what it`s called in english??).

Have a nice day :)

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a beautiful little Bridge,and your photos are stunning!

Ken said...

I've driven by that park to many times to count. Your photo makes me want to investigate it.

Olga said...

the blue color stands out so well in the snow!

see you there! said...

Pretty bridge, nice to see one in blue for a change. The ducks seem quite content.

Darla

John said...

It was a nice little bridge. It's not often you see the blue bridges but this was very nice.

Babooshka said...

This is like my little white bridge. The blue really pops against the white crisp snow. Mallards such gorgoues and I've found hardy ducks.

Mojo said...

That duck down must be some seriously great stuff. I can't even imagine going into the water in that kind of cold.

Great shot of these ones though!

BJ Roan said...

Love the blue against the white snow, and the bright green of the ducks. Great color combination.

Kostas said...

Nice shots. Splendid photographs! I like second!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous!!

Judy said...

I agree with everyone else, that the brisge really stands out against the snow.
I had not realized that the mallards stay all winter, till I saw some fly over yesterday. I am going to have to wade through the snow, over to where I think they are spending their time. I hope my shots come out as well as yours!!

Leora said...

Love this blue bridge. Hope you will get more shots of it, in other seasons.

Ducks up close are a pleasure.

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