Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Shadows of Memories

When you see a post, what do you think?


Is it a random photo? Not really. However, one would have to see this one:


Then some in the family might recall a scene more than 25 years before:


We were on the beach near Carnac, France, when the tide had run out leaving sea grasses on a pole. Brittany remains one of our favourite regions. Vicki did this pen and ink sketch - I think more than once - but this is the one I have currently in my study.


Affectionately yours,

Wise Old Bird

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Snow Bird over Couchiching

Do you know the feeling? You are alone but you feel that there is somebody looking at you? You look around and there it is - starring at you like you are a TV dinner:


I have been circled by these birds while out "running" and I have begun to question myself - OK, you have been questioning me for a much longer time.

But there I was on Monday watching some jumpers when something caught my eye:


It was getting bigger and closer:



I was going to be swallowed up by snow swallows?


There were several -












Time to return to earth




The end maybe of a flight of fantasy?

Until the next time,

Wise Old Bird

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The last to leaf

Toward the end of a lovely afternoon I took a 2nd last look back on the scene I had witnessed. And I noticed this red oak leaf suspended above the snow.




It lost its colour 3 months ago but not its hope to sail.




The leaf might represent my wishful thinking - but knowing my luck ---



maybe I'd better stay safely on the ground!

Wise Old Bird

Airs above ground

Yesterday was sunny and breezy. An artifical snow bank was used to help clear the way.








Safe landing, good flight for a real snowbird!

As judged by, yours truly,

Wise Old Bird

Monday, 18 February 2019

They shoot cormorants, don't they?

Big Game Hunter successfully brings down UFO with a Canon:













Great shot - but where would one mount the trophy? Better catch and release?

Is it fair to camouflage like a channel marker? "Red right running" into or out of Orillia Harbour?
Just a thought, just a simple question. And how long is the hunting season?

Wise Old Bird