Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Little Stinker and More

We are so close to the official start of spring, but,I still have some winter pictures to share so bear with me. During the last month or so,I have noticed some water on the Pembina River.It is frozen over, but somehow some water has come up above the ice.If nothing else, it gives a nice look to the otherwise frozen river.


In my travels around the countryside,I noticed these horses. The late afternoon sun was shining on them. I think they were enjoying the warmth of the sunshine.The centre animal looks mule like to me.


When all else fails, look toward the sky.These clouds created interest on a cold day.


One lone tree on a field, and with a few clouds as a backdrop, it too makes a good picture.


I guess I was set on getting tree and cloud scenes on that day.


 Fast forward to March 5,and we got a fresh layer of snow to make my world picture perfect.

You can see that it was snowing quite hard, but I think there was also some fog with the snow. Either way,I liked how this scene looked on that day.


Same day, overlooking Lake Minniwasta.


I never know just what I will see as I'm on the road. I was not expecting this 'friend' to be out and about already.The Skunks hibernate and since it was not all that warm,I thought he might still be asleep. I did not want to startle this guy so I just allowed him to slowly wander along.

I think that at some point he was tired of this vehicle behind him, so he stopped, turned around as if to say, OK,take your picture already and let me be. I did just that and thanked him as I drove away.

Although this skunk did not spread his 'aroma',we do well to think on the following
Closing Thought:
We are the aroma of Christ,spreading His fragrance.

21 comments:

  1. The fog and snow is gorgeous! Did you know there is such a thing as Frozen Fog? I have seen it once, maybe I will re-post it. I love the sweet lone tree. The horses are so beautiful in the snow; each one so different. I agree about the middle one! they look in rather good shape for wild horses.

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  2. I'm so thankful that I have friends who can capture such beautiful Winter scenes. I love the Winter snow and seeing it as it covers the branches of trees. Glad the skunk kept it's aromas to itself...

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  3. I really liked the snow/fog pictures, they make it look like blizzard conditions to me. It looks as though the horses were posing for that picture. It seems as you even got the skunk to pose. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. You got a great and, I would guess, rare picture of the skunk! I've certainly never encountered one I'd be brave enough to photograph. All your snow, tree, and sky shots are lovely, too.

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  5. I'm glad you didn't startle your 'friend'. Thanks for sharing your beautiful winter scenes with us.

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  6. i have smelled that aroma many times and it is not pleasant, glad you got the shot and left unsprayed... LOL... those horses are soooo beautiful and the center one is giving you the EYE as in what are you doing with that clicking box...

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  7. I am glad to enjoy your beautiful snowy scenes from afar as I’m ready for spring. Wasn’t that cute of the skunk to pose for you!

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  8. Lovely winter scenery. It's been about 17 years since I last smelled a skunk's awful scent. My dear husband and I were in upstate NY visiting his aunt and uncle. Glad the one you photographed did not spread his scent in your direction.

    Happy Spring dear Ruth ~ FlowerLady

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  9. Great pics but I love the little stinker most. Diane

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  10. Beautiful snowy pictures. Look like some of my walking mornings. : )
    Great capture of the skunk.

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  11. Love all the snow shots and thos ehorses are wonderful great to havae seen the Skunk as well Ruth.

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  12. I believe it is a mule. I have always worried about encountering a skunk when I go on hikes. So glad I never have!

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  13. Ruth, beautiful winter images! And a little Stinker to boot! Spring strikes at 9 something AM tomorrow around here! We are promised lots of cloud and some rain for the next week or so. I guess March is going to go out like a lion, seeing it came in like a lamb!

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  14. Oh Ruth, I loved the horses and the mule and a little Stinker also!! So cute. Hope it gets warmer soon. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. cheers, Nora

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  15. Hi Ruth, I love the way you threaded that closing thought into the post. :-) Beautiful photos you took and thank you for sharing them! Yes, that one in the middle looks like a mule. And I will be smiling all day about the skunk. So glad he/she was in a good mood! Thank you so much for sharing all the beauty and for your kind words on my blog. I always look forward to your comments! Wishing you a fine week ahead! John

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  16. oh goodness, what a stinker...and beautiful horses!!!

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  18. gorgeous clouds ... love the horses!! what fun. i love snowy shots!! way cool! ( ;

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  19. I would have never expected a skunk to pause and greet you. They usually keep plugging along leaving a clear scent.
    They may be winter photos but here we are into the second day of spring and if I took a pic right now it would look the same. Two inches and coming down steady.

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  20. Such beautiful pictures Ruth! I love the pictures of the sky, always so amazing to look up and see such incredible beauty around us! And how neat to happen upon a skunk! Glad that he didn't leave you with an aroma! I much prefer the aroma of the Lord to the one he would share, for sure, lol! Pretty pictures of the horses too! Hopefully spring comes to you soon :)

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