It was worth getting up early this morning to catch the lunar eclipse.
A quick glance out the window confirmed the event was actually visible and under way. I had set up the camera and tripod the previous night so I wouldn’t have to fumble with gear at the sleepy hour of 5:30 am. I stepped out on to the landing, pointed the camera at the moon and set about getting a shot. The air was a fresh -10C but reasonably calm; still chilly for one in a fuzzy robe and winter boots. After snapping a couple test shots, I headed back indoors, dressed more warmly and returned for more of the show.
A system was moving in and just as the moon was half gone, it was all gone!
I snuck back inside and curled up on the couch to watch for the cloud cover to break. After about a half hour, I gave up and climbed back into my toasty warm bed.
Agimak Creek is my ‘go to’ place when I need a pretty shot. The birches that line the trail along the flowing water never fail to look good. It is one of my favourite places and thankfully, only a short walk away from my home.
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February desktop calendar image was taken along a ski trail at Sandbar Provincial Park just north of Ignace.
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A faithful follower of my blog brought to my attention that my desktop calendar for January included a February with a couple of extra days!! Perhaps it was an unconscious attempt to add days to the year – Lord knows I could use them!
The corrected image has been uploaded to the Free Calendar page. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you, Scott, for letting me know so I could make the correction.
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This creek runs north out of Sandbar Lake into Little Indian. The trees along its banks are typically frosted like this from November though April. Since it is only about a 15 minute drive from home, I visit frequently. Last winter there was so much snow even with snowshoes it was mid thigh deep. This season we have had so little snow that getting down to the water’s edge did not even require snowshoes! I plan to get back there as soon as the temperatures rise to at least -15C.
A new year!
Will you be making changes to your life? Have you set goals? Are there exciting events ahead? I hope your answer to all three questions is yes.
The final month of 2014 is around the corner!
For the past few years, I’ve made photo calendars for gifts and for purchase. This December’s desktop calendar image (above) is the one I used for December in my printed 4″ x 6″ 2014 calendar.
It took most of a previous winter to capture the shot I planned. I hung the oversized ornaments on a tree in near our home in early November and didn’t get the right combination of snow on the ground and large flakes in the air until March!
My 2015 calendars are ready for purchase. They retail for $10 and include a heavy a magnet clip. To have them shipped with the magnet clip would double the cost so I am offering to mail within Canada and the US without the magnet for $10 including postage. Payment would need to be made by e-transfer. Use the Contact Me link at the top of the page for more information.