Sunday, April 3, 2016

Natural Nature from 2015

As the title of this post says,these pictures were taken last year,in April and early May.

On a walk through our small park in Morden,I was surprised to see turtles in the creek.I had never seen turtles here before,but they sure were there now.The added reflections made for a great photo opportunity.


On a different day and a different place I saw this.This was at Ft.Whyte Nature Centre close to Winnipeg.I'm thinking this gal or guy needed a manicure.


Right on my own yard I was able to capture this culprit.I think the red squirrel is kinda cute,but I really don't want them at my bird feeders.It is an ongoing battle,which at times I think I will never win.


About two miles west of Morden is a Bison farm.Last year I happened to be there when the babies were still quite young


These  two pictures were taken in May of 2015,so I need to remind myself to go back there around that time this year.


Closing Thought:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

20 comments:

waldlaeufer68 Frank Scholtyssek said...

Hello
This really is a beautiful series, just the turtles are great
greetings Frank

George said...

I very much enjoyed your nature photos from last year, and I look forward to the pictures you will get this year. It sounds as if your red squirrels can be as big a challenge as the brown squirrels we have down here.

Unknown said...

Ruth, great critter shots! I got a turtle shot a couple of weeks ago. Six of them on a log sunning!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh My Heart... The baby Bisons are adorable!!!!!! And your turtle picture made the think of my visits to my brother in his assisted living place in FL before he died. He always wanted us to push him in his wheelchair to see the turtles.... He loved watching them all lined up sunning themselves on a log.....

Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Thanks for sharing these - didn't even know there were such big turtles in MB.

E. said...

love the turtle feet & the buffaloes. so so cute. molting. neat-O!! i always wonder what it was like when they only ruled the lands, i bet it was gorgeous!! ( :

Sandra said...

i love that baby bison and squirrels are such cute pest.. we love to watch them, until the fruit comes in and they destroy it all one at a time....cool reflection shot of the turtles.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

That finL thought reminded me of singing that at school many moons ago. Seeing the Bison with their calves was Marvellous Ruth.

happyone said...

Nice to see the turtles and a great reflection too.
Your closing thought made me think of the James Herriot books. : )

Christine said...

What a fitting verse to close this lovely series of critters with! I remember, like Margaret, singing this in school!

CountryMum said...

Awesome photo of the turtles - mum & 2 babies? I'm not sure of the life cycle of turtles. Do they stay with their parents? Great photo, whatever the case!!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I'm laughing at myself because, until I read your comment about the first picture, I didn't realize that was a reflection. I thought those turtles were hanging onto the underside of the log. I must be tired. Great shots, all of them.

Rose L said...

When I spent one day at a wildlife refuge up in Washington I was delighted to get photos of turtles sunning there. Also lots of birds!

Elaine said...

Nice to see new spring life. We have a very persistent red squirrel that has visited our deck for the last two winters and has been in an ongoing battle with Marty over the bird feeders. Since we didn't have redpolls visiting this year I didn't put out any sunflower chips, so he's seemed content to eat the sunflower seeds the chickadees have knocked onto the deck. He did spend one day enjoying the seeds from the inside of the squirrel-proof feeder--guess it was made with the larger gray squirrel in mind. Sydney has been cheering for the squirrel, so we've been having fun finding squirrel related presents for Grandpa. If you can't beat them celebrate them!




Hootin' Anni said...

The bison calves, the cute squirrel with the peanut and the wonderful, super reflection of the turtles....all such perfect images. Thanks for posting these. So delightful.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The young bison are so cute. I've been seeing lots of new baby calves this spring. Love that.
Beautiful photos and a perfect reflection of the turtles!

Debby Ray said...

Love that quote...and all of the images that go with it! I never get enough of seeing a beauty in nature. What a gift our God has bestowed on us!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Yes He did! And so perfect! I found a squirrel guard at Home Depot that worked for me, years ago. It did keep the squirrels away.

Barb said...

I like your "bale" of turtles. Looks like a mature one with some young. Aren't those Bison calves cute! Hope you get the warmth of spring soon, Ruth.

Esther Joy said...

Love the reflections in that first turtle shot! Also interesting to see baby bison!