Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The First Cold Weather


Last night the temperatures fell into the low 30sC.  Not yet a freeze but enough to shiver all night long.  This morning a light misty fog hangs over the river. I can see the far bank.  It looks as if white fairy dusty was blown across the water just tree high.  Perhaps it is the river's steamy breath because the waters are still warmer than the air at this time of the year.  Most of the fish have swum out of the finger of our creek and down south to warmer waters.  Even so, a bald eagle came by yesterday and landed in the snag that had been the perch of the osprey all summer.  He had a shad in claw and proceeded to eat a leisurely sashimi lunch.  He was fully mature with a full white head and a threatening golden beak.  Last night's sunset was a beauty with summer's blood spilled across the water.


18 comments:

  1. No picture of the eagle? Tease.

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  2. beautiful photo. cold here too though not as cold as you. bah. I don't care for winter. don't like being cold.

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  3. It's getting colder down here, too, with the occasional foggy morning.

    Beautiful sunset, although if you are like me, you think it's coming a bit too early these days.

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  4. Love those blazing colors on the water. 20°F here this morning. Its kind of a shock.

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  5. Wow.. your words paint as lovely an image as the sun. Beautiful scene.

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  6. Pure saturated color. Gorgeous.

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  7. The eagle can put on a leisurely show. Beautiful sunset.

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  8. Wow. Great pics! We had our first freeze last night. It's windy and feels bitter cold.

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  9. What a great looking blog. Read your current post, then discovered the next 3 on canoeing, so I signed up!

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  10. Wowee, hot but, cold skies. Excellent pictures.

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  11. just gorgeous. congrats on your POTW!

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  12. oh my, that is so beautiful!
    you would really be cold here, 17F at the moment and -7F during the night, everything is frozen!

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  13. You seem to live in paradise!
    Fantastic photo of your evening sunset. Stay warm. -- barbara

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  14. Anonymous11:02 PM

    So beautiful! Congrats on the POTW!

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  15. You always make me wish I was on the deck with you while you take such photos and think such thoughts.

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  16. Ohhh. Beautiful pics. It is well below freezing here already. Far too early. I demand a recount. ;)

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