Posts Tagged With: winter sights

Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Great Blue Heron On A Frozen Pond)


As I and the creatures that inhabit Quebec’s  marshes, bird sanctuaries, bogs and parks wait for spring to take a firm hold I decided to take a visit Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary just to get some fresh air. It was while on this walk that I was reminded how beautiful, resourceful and resilient  the wild creatures of the  world are.

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

Whether we are students of  nature, practitioners of conservation, or environmental activists; whether we are natural resource developers, holders of oil leases, mining rights, or intending to drill for oil and gas, should not a Great Blue Heron  walking on a frozen,  snow-covered pond in marsh awaken something in us?

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

It is at  times like this when I get to look upon a Great Blue Heron affording me such an uncharacteristic picture that I truly understand how little we know about nature, its many secrets, hidden treasures and wonders yet to behold.

 

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

It is the fascination of ordinary folk like you and me when we witness things such as   a Great Blue Heron hunting on a frozen pond that keeps the need to have the desire to have this type of beauty and awe survive the march of progress. The questions that are raised because of it are important, because it is times like this that force us to go in search of answers about things we were so convinced that we already knew the answer to, like ‘How did the Heron learn to ice fish?’

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

Wanting to know how the fish got to be in that Great Blue Herons mouth, why the Red Tailed Hawk a migratory bird is seen wintering a lot in the province of Quebec and how they both are managing to stay alive, are questions that I hope that my grandchildren will be forced to ask, because they like me were able to go to a place like the Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary and are lucky enough to see the Great Blue Heron ice fishing on a frozen pond.

Nun's Island Bird Sanctuary Nun's Island, Quebec, Canada April, 05, 2005

Nun’s Island Bird Sanctuary
Nun’s Island, Quebec, Canada
April, 05, 2005

As I turned to go I felt blessed and knew that there is nothing more humbling, thought-provoking and more beautiful, than nature itself, and everything that comes with it. From the tiniest of insects to the largest of mammals.  Everything is as much a part of  nature as we are and as important to our existence as we are to its.

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Winter Pictures / Cities and Towns (Oka, Quebec, Canada)


Oka Marina Gas Station Oka, Quebec, Canada January 2015

Oka Marina Gas Station
Oka, Quebec, Canada
January 2015

 

Going It Alone Oka, Quebec ,Canada January 2015

Going It Alone
Oka, Quebec ,Canada
January 2015

 

Ice Fishing in Oka Oka, Quebec, Canada January 2015

Ice Fishing in Oka
Oka, Quebec, Canada
January 2015

 

Winter Time Oka, Quebec Canada January 2015

Winter Time
Oka, Quebec Canada
January 2015

 

Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac, or Oka Abbey Oka, Quebec, Canada  January 2015

Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac, or Oka Abbey
Oka, Quebec, Canada January 2015

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Birds In Winter Settings)My Backyard


Snowy Owl force down on roof by Black Birds

Snowy Owl forced down on roof by Black Birds

Hawk having lunch in backyard.

Hawk having lunch in backyard.

This Snowy Owl was kept on the roof by these Black Birds for almost 8 minutes.

This Snowy Owl was kept on the roof by these Black Birds for almost 8 minutes.

Hawk protecting its meal

Hawk protecting its meal

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Big hawk in the snow

Big hawk in the snow

 

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

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Archemedas’s Favorite Nature Pictures (Birds In Winter Settings) / Park Of Rapids


Winter is ending in the Park of Rapids. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Winter is ending in the Park of Rapids.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada Geese looking for something to eat under the snow. Park of Rapids, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Canada Geese looking for something to eat under the snow.
Park of Rapids, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Early arrivals to park of rapids. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Early arrivals to park of rapids.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Family of Geese taking a walk in the snow in Park of rapids. Montrea, Quebec, Canada.

Family of Geese taking a walk in the snow in Park of rapids.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The pictures were taken by me in the Park of Rapids as winter was coming to an end, proving to me that there is always something to see in nature no matter the season.

Note:

I can now be found by searching for Arche Medas – google+ and for myspiritsview.blogspot.com.  By going to either site you will be able to view:

  • Pictures and newly introduced video clips of nature as seen through my cameras lens.
  • Pictures of both the famous and not so famous historical buildings and structures found in Quebec and Southern Ontario both famous and the not so famous.

Hope to see you there.

 

Categories: Cities and Towns, Municipal and Regional Parks, Regional Parks, Uncategorized, Winter Activity | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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