Monday, February 4, 2013

Bond Head/Our World

 Bond Head, Ontario - Looking easterly

Friday's weather was a mixture of blue skies, snow squalls and blustery winds, but it was the only day in quite a few that Environment Canada  had forecasted any sunshine. So my husband and I set out on a road trip. He was looking for interesting birds. I was looking for photogenic scenery as well as birds.

Looking Westerly

Looking in the opposite direction, the sky didn't look as promising.  Wilmot Creek was flowing, but the areas around the picnic table and yacht club appeared deserted.  Well, not completely deserted as there were a few common goldeneyes swimming in the creek.

Ice-covered twigs at the water's edge

 Empty pier, overcast sky

It was cold...but the pier tempted me. I just had to see if I could move in closer to the multitude of ducks swimming on the leeward side of the wind.


And below me on the rocks - another crazy photographer!

FYI: We all had a successful day: common scaups, goldeneyes, longtails, and redheads. Tune in tomorrow to see for yourself.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

35 comments:

RamblingRound said...

Your "photographing the frigid" idea is catching on! Great pictures of a cold-day trip.

see you there! said...

Particularly fond of the empty pier. It feels like it should be the start, or maybe the ending, of a book of some sort.

Darla

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a cold day but with lovely sunshine. I love the first image, so wonderful scenery!Hmm I'm envious about that camera!People there really love photography!I understand the place is very beautiful!
Léia

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The ice covered branches look beautiful.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are awesome shots. Can't wait to see what else you got. That photographer looks like she has the same lens as me!

Sandra said...

now we know there are others out there in the cold taking photos besides you. great shots as always.

Patricia said...

I am glad that you had a trip with your husband and the opportunity to take such a beautiful shots!! Thanks for sharing :)

Halcyon said...

It is beautiful with all the ice. Can't wait to see all the birdies! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The crazy photographer could use a tripod. What a big lens!

Susan said...

Wonderful photos. Looks so cold.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Crazy like a fox, I would have to say, because looking and seeing and capturing life’s moments can be a great way to spend the day in our fantastic world!

llandudnopictures said...

Love the icy twigs, they remind me of ducks feet!

Malyss said...

Still icy there! Glad to discover you, you have a fabulous camera! :o)

LONDONLULU said...

You manage to make these frozen landscapes so pretty and even (haha) inviting! Stay warm:)

Sue said...

You allow me to view scenes I rarely get to see. Thanks!

=)

cieldequimper said...

I'm so glad you took us with you on your trip!

Marie said...

What a lovely place to visit! Glad you got out in the sun....the photos are wonderful!

Kay said...

Wow! Does this ever look COLD! It looks as if you made the most of your blue skies. I'll have to come back to see your bird shots.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I'm glad you took us with you as well!! What wonderful, icy, winter captures for the day!! A cold but beautiful world you have EG!!

Gary said...

Those photographers are all over the place. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

the best shots are when the place is empty. you can take your sweet time shooting.

Luna Miranda said...

i cannot imagine how cold it was looking at the frozen twigs. lovely photos.

RedPat said...

You captured the cold very well!

Rose said...

That first shot is soooo appealing...been a while since we seen skies that special color blue...oh, I know the shot of my eagle the other day the sky looks beautiful blue but that was only after a couple clicks in photoshop.

Fun60 said...

It looks so cold. Well done for getting out there and taking some fabulous photos.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad you got out and got some cold weather shots! I love the one of the pier!

Michelle said...

Nice cold weather shots. I like the ice covered twigs.

Carver said...

Looks like a great day to be out. You got some lovely shots.

Karen said...

You are brave to go out in the cold. Great shots. Gosh, what I wouldn't do for a lens like she has!

Jackie said...

I am so glad you two decided to get out because we get to enjoy these great shots.

Oh boy the sky is so so blue in the first picture and I love the shot of you on the rocks!

Very well done...great job!! I loved visiting!

Jack said...

Aren't the two of you lucky to have interests that can be met by trips like this?

George said...

It's amazing what bloggers will do to get a picture. I'm glad you ventured out to get some photos. You got some neat ones -- I really like your first picture.

ladyfi said...

Love those icy shots!

Stephanie said...

Quite the lens on the last shot. Lovely to see the sunshine in your images.

kelley jensen said...

love that picture of you, now I can see how you get those shots. what a camera lens!

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