Here is a video of a couple of trees being taken down across the road from me. One has already been taken down. Two big poplars were taken down in no time. By the way that is a woman up in the bucket who knows how to take down a tree in no time.
Finally the snow is moving out, some warm days and some cool with lots of wind. Not a lot of flooding and the lake is starting to go around the edges in some places. Here's a new one of a Pileated Woodpecker.
Working at the computer and something caught my eye out the window. A Pileated Woodpecker across the road in a dead tree. One of the largest woodpeckers around these parts. The camera was right beside me...........................
then he left............
By the way I saw my first Robin yesterday, maybe spring is coming. Not so by the snow streaming past the window right now 5:23:PM DST.
The last few days when the moon hasn't come up early the dark clear skies have been good for checking out the stars. Here is a shot of Orion, the three stars are his belt and the vertical nebula and stars are his sword, off to the left is the brightest star Sirius. The reddish star above his belt is Betelgeuse. Those lights are Old Reekie.
First time in Gowganda was 1968 with the Dept. of Lands and Forests, doing a soil and vegetation study for the Wildlife Productivity Inventory. While here found the country amazing, the boreal forest the lakes at every turn and the air clean and fresh. It didn't take long back then to get the camera out and start recording some of the sights I'd seen. Since then with a few layoffs in photography its good to get right back at it. Putting your pictures on a blog like this forces you to go out and take more pics, which is the goal of this site.
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