Here we are more than half way through November and getting closer to Christmas and holiday time in December. I thought I would share some photos of what November looks like here in the Maritime Provinces of eastern Canada.
It's a dull month and we've had a lot of cloudy days and rain and wind. The trees are bare and we had our first little snowfall on Friday morning which melted by noon. The weather has been so up and down one has to change from boots and winter coats one day to shoes and a lighter jacket the next. Winter will soon have its icy grip on us though and our world will be white and cold!
Sunday Morning Sunrise
Backyard Visitors - Mama and baby.
A skim of ice on a local pond.
A Mackerel Sky
Last week a friend and I went for a walk at the beaver ponds in Mactaquac Provincial Park. It was a cloudy day and quite chilly.....some of you would have been really cold! 😱😱 The ponds were frozen over already so it was cool to see them without snow and the reflections were as pretty as a still summer day.....well, almost. 😎 Just minus the greenery and the heat.
These are Winterberries or Ilix berries on a branch that was growing over the pond. Note all the seeds etc. frozen in the ice.
It was so neat to see the millions of tiny bubbles as well as larger ones that froze in the ice. All the frogs and tadpoles and tiny fish are asleep beneath the ice now. Nature is so amazing!
Nope....it's not a whale tail. It is a branch in the water that has been frozen in plus the wind had blown the water over it and the water drops froze.
Looking south across the pond as the sun started to break through the clouds. I had to lighten this photo as it was quite dark. Love the reflections!
This is a birch tree that has been riddled with holes in an even pattern by the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. These birds tap holes into the bark looking for the sap they love. Eventually the tree will weaken and die. The top half of this tree had broken off in a wind. There were a lot of new windfalls along the trails and in the woods since I was last out there in October.
That's it for now. Thank you for visiting.
I wish all my American readers a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this week. Enjoy your time with family and friends.
This next month will be busy so I will be scarce on here but hope to post sometime in December. Until then please take good care of yourself and your loved ones as you prepare for the holiday season to come. 🎄🎅🎇🎉