One night while I was at Alert I went out for a walk around the station. These were some of my favorite shots.. What I really loved about this place was how quiet it was, there was no one around..everyone was inside because it was -35 C but it was just utterly quiet, I could not get enough of that. In the bottom picture I actually startled an Environment Canada tech who was coming back from releasing a weather balloon. That was him coming by on his snowmobile and he was not expecting me to be hanging out along the road.
I have not been incredibly good at creating these posts as they happen of late. I was looking through my pictures and came across these ones from a trip up to a friend’s cottage this past summer. I always enjoy looking back at my pictures just because of how vividly the memories of great times like that come back to me.
My own birthday’s have for so long been uneventful occasions, I have rarely done anything special or expected any kind of gift from anyone. I find I don’t really care to get new stuff, my apartment is rather sparsely furnished with mostly second hand things and more often I just don’t want to accumulate anything else. There are however some exceptions, the things that I feel enrich my life by using them. As you might have guessed my camera is one but my skis and my golf clubs also qualify. Today, however I received another one in the mail.. it was my grandfather’s surveyors measuring tape.. as I was playing with it and taking the above pictures I realized this simple little thing is going to come with me wherever I go.
As promised some of the birds I captured at Rondeau Provincial Park. These are not by any means all the pictures I took of the various birds I came across, just what I thought were the most pleasing to me. In case you want to know what kind of birds these are, in order from the top of the page. 1. Great Blue Heron 2. Male Red-Wing Blackbird 3. Brown Thrasher 4. Turkey Vultures 5. Double Crested Cormorant 6. Pair of Bufflehead ducks