… and the last time I am posting images of snow this winter. It’s a promise!
We went out Sunday night during the “golden hour” to discover what the last storm did to the landscape. Never have I seen such snow drifts during my 34 winters in Canada.
The first three images are of a driveway leading to a farm house along Hwy. # 2 north of Moose Jaw. Can you see the tiny triangle marking the peak of the roof? I am sure this farmer is hoping for a slow and steady melt to avoid flooding.
Our drive took us south toward Tuxford where for once I was prepared to capture images of the resident Snowy Owls. It was a true Sunday – I was rewarded with a female and male owl perched high on the power poles scanning the landscape for something suitable for dinner. What an opportunity to try out my new 28 to 300 mm lens. It was quite a distance I had to cover and despite significant cropping the owls are crisp and clear against the azure sky.
The moon, nearly full and already high in the evening sky when the last image was captured with my camera. This snow formation has gone through a number of transformations over the past month. I started out looking like a cat, eventually morphed into an alpaca and lately it reminds me of an Egyptian sphinx bathed in the pastel light of a winter sunset.
My inspirations? A quote by David Vestal: When you are thinking about what to do, you don’t have enough attention left to see what’s around you. Ordinary things, when really seen, make extraordinary photos. Such photos seem to make themselves. They seem like presents that we’re given.