Fishin’ on the Dock of the Bay…
Summer on Lake Nosbonsing.
Recent photographs of a cooperative and curious loon.
A few years ago an osprey nest appeared on the cross-arms of a power pole in North Bay. In order to prevent electrical outages and to protect the birds from electrocution and hydro workers who might have to work on the pole, a new one was installed and the lines moved.
The pole with it’s nest was left in place and since then it has been occupied at this time of year to raise a family.
I visited the other day and made these photographs.
Three chicks are in the nest and appear to be close to fledging.
This one made this evening on Lake Nosbonsing.
Birches on the shore of Lake Nosbonsing.
Monarch Butterflies know about these as they are part of the process that makes new food for the survival of that butterfly species.
Milkweed flowers close up are delicately pretty.
So are Monarch Butterflies. Haven’t seen one yet this Summer.
There is still hope, I guess.
South Shore Lake Nipissing.
Another sunny Summer afternoon in paradise!
Reminiscent of “West Wind”?
South Shore of Lake Nipissing.
Rock, Pines, Water, Cloud, Waves.
And it’s warm!
Dewdrops and Spider Webs create delicate jewelry.
One has to catch these early in the day.
Daisies are so common beside the roads around here that they fade into the background and get forgotten.
This morning it’s time to remember them.