We took a stroll late this afternoon in Rondeau Provincial Park. A peaceful end to the day.
After reviewing CCTV footage for evidence of the unauthorized visitor, I identified it. This fox followed a path I had shovelled out then turned, bounding along my footpath to avoid walking in the deeper untouched snow. At this point it stopped to scan the area ahead before proceeding.
We came across this dragonfly during a recent walk. I had never seen such a brilliantly red dragonfly.
While walking an untravelled road one morning I looked down and saw that two deer walked this road a few hours earlier. Quite near this spot and not long ago I saw a doe and two fawns, so I suspect that all three were present.
Faye and I took a nature walk and were very surprised that this immature Turkey Vulture allowed us to get this close, within about 5 meters, before it flew away.
From the few examples planted in a flower front bed a few years ago, the Purple Coneflowers have needed no care at all and multiplied in a way very pleasing to us, and to pollinators both resident and passing through. There’s a honeybee on a flower in the lower right quadrant.
I got down on their level to capture a different perspective of these fungi sprouting from a trunk in the back yard.
Water, ponded around a drain, froze into an array of needles and spikes.
We went on a hike on a fine day recently. Always good to get into the real world.