Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Never A Dull Moment


I have ttitled this post, Never A Dull Moment. The reason is that this set of pictures show our conditions starting April 4 to through April 14.

I will say that spring has finally arrived and the grass is greening up and the birds are singing.

An ice sculpture at sunset.


Another piece of floating ice at sunset.


The Canada Geese are some of the first to arrive back.


There is beauty in seeing all theses geese take off as one.


The flock below are actually Greater White Fronted Geese. I wish I had shot a video to share the sound upon takeoff.


The Kaleida Marsh is a great place to watch the setting sun.


When conditions are right, almost any puddle on the field can be beautiful, especially at sunset.


This is on April 14. Take note of all the snow. The Robin looks a little confused.


Dark-eyed Juncos don't seem to mind the snow, but this one is wondering where his food went to. It was now buried under snow.


Yes, the snow does make for a pretty scene. The other praiseworthy item about this picture is the creek. This creek flows out of Lake Minniwasta and all last year it was almost dry, so our water levels were very low. Seeing this amount of water in the creek is such a blessing.


I will choose to praise God for the abundance of moisture we have so far.

To God Be The Glory!


 

17 comments:

Karin said...

Fantastic shots Ruth! Thanks for sharing them for our enjoyment!

Marie Smith said...

Love the geese in flight especially! Great shots.

MadSnapper said...

these are amazing and you are so right, not a dull moment or photo here. that ice sculpture is magnificent!!!! the sunset on the puddle looks like some of the photos of Africa where i expect a lion or an elephant to come into the picture. all the photos are gorgeous

photowannabe said...

Oh my goodness..Absolutely STUNNING !!!

Sue

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your orange sunset is so totally stunning and amazing! And the ice sculptures look like those exhibits in a museum that have lights around them.

Hootin Anni said...

Extraordinary beauty!! In everything you share Ruth.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What beautiful photos. I love the wild geese and the robin. Signs of spring!

Mary said...

Great photos! Glad you posted them because I kept looking at that ice photo and trying to figure out what it was! Would have never guessed it was ice.

George said...

Your photos are as beautiful as your weather was strange. But as you say, that crazy weather means there is never a dull moment.

Rose L said...

I enjoyed these photos. Nature is wondrous.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Your photos are gorgeous, Ruth. And the weather, well, it's May in Canada. And as you say, I'm grateful for the moisture even if it's still in the white form. We haven't had any snow now for a few days (haha).

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Your photos are outstanding as usual. I love those ice sculpture pictures so much. I am still trying to figure them out exactly, but they are beautiful. I do hope spring will come and stick around for you soon, and I am happy for you to have extra moisture in the ground. That is always a good thing going into summer. Have a blessed and peaceful and beautiful week.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Lovely photos as always. I really loved the ice sculptures. ~ FlowerLady

Rose said...

Wow, Ruth!..these are all wonderful photos. Amazing sunsets. I like taking photos of geese in any shape, form or fashion.

Becki said...

Those ice formations are lovely, Ruth. And the Canadian Geese in flight - oh my! Good shots! And the sunset pictures are stunning. I'm sighing over those. I love the winter photos, too. I wouldn't mind having some of that snow. It's heated up here to summer temps already and I'm just not happy about it at all. It doesn't help that we lost our AC this past week. Ah well... There's nothing to do but get on with it. It's not like I can control the weather at all. ;^)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All that moisture is wonderful! I love the floating ice lit by the setting sun and the geese in flight. So many of my memories on Facebook showed me snow scenes from the past in our area, but not this year as our drought continues.

E.liza"BETH" said...

love all shots. my faves are the water views. or the robin. they have been around a lot lately. so busy ... hopping here and there. cute. happy week. take care. ( ;

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