Showing posts with label pond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pond. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


If you can’t get out of the fog, get into it.
That’s just what I did this morning as I set out for my daily walk. Living on the east side of Cape Breton Island, fog is something that we must just accept as it comes in from the cool Atlantic Ocean and usually hangs around for days or even weeks.  So as I head out, instead of snapping pictures of shimmering white seagulls in the blue sky or the awesome scenic view that we are blessed with, I’m out there looking around and appreciating the closer surroundings blending into a soft background.
As I’m writing this post, the sun is now trying to break through the dissipating fog…. Come on sun!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Blue Heron is back

First thing this morning, before my first coffee, I walk down to the road to pick up my newspaper and as I pull the paper out of the box, I spotted the large Blue Heron, back from its winter vacation. He looks as if he's trying to keep warm, with its neck all tucked in, looking as if he's thrown a big blanket over his shoulders or should I say his wings. It's not an easy task to capture an Blue Heron on camera. As I got a little closer, in a blink of an eye, he was up in the air flying away. Lucky for me, he just made a loop around and landed a few feet away from his first spot in the pond. Glad to see them back, another sign of spring. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The eagle is back

A sure sign that the winter is almost over and that spring is just around the corner. This morning, just another cloudy, drizzly and windy day, I spotted the magnificent bald eagle, back again after the long winter months to do some fishing in the pond. The ice is breaking up, giving the eagle a great opportunity to pluck an eel from the water in the pond.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Skating on the pond

The kids are enjoying some skating on the pond in L'Ardoise. The wind is minimal and the temperature is fluctuating between -1 and -5 Celcius. If only winter could stay like that until the spring!
The pictures are taken from the Cape Breton Living webcam.