Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lake Erie: March 13, 2010

Port Stanley: East side – 9:15 AM.

Port Stanley: East side at lake level - 3:45 PM. A day of rain and winds that grew stronger all day and into the night.


Port Stanley: East side at lake level - 3:45 PM.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lake Erie: March 12, 2010

Port Stanley: East side – 5:45 PM. A restless Lake but no rain. 


Port Stanley: East side – 4:45 PM. Photo by my Granddaughter.


Port Stanley: Harbour – 6:00 PM. It took a while before I could make the shot. A large flock of blackbirds were heading to the trees below to roost for the night. I have enough trouble with shots without having little black specks all over them.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lake Erie: March 11, 2010

South End of Iona Road: 3:15 PM. Coltsfoot on the cliff face - the first wild flowers of the season.

Port Stanley: East side – 5:45 PM. The colour of rain in the forecast.


Port Stanley: Harbour – 5:15 PM.  

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lake Erie: March 10, 2010

Port Stanley: East side – 10:15 AM. Swans! I heard them out over the Lake yesterday at Long Point and today here they are. These were flying in from the south-east over the Lake. They rest here a while on their way North and you can often find them feeding in last year's corn fields. If you're lucky enough to see them, stop for a bit and listen. A soul-wrenching sound that rivals that of the loon, the haunting call of the Tundra Swan is a sound of spring I can't get enough of.


Port Stanley: Harbour – 1:30 PM. The guys have been back out fishing for several days now.

Port Stanley: East side – 4:45 PM. Rain coming - just a shower for tonight but real rain for the weekend that will freshen everything up. True spring cleaning. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lake Erie: March 09, 2010

Port Stanley: East side – 9:15 AM. Another day of sun and cold water means mist.

Port Rowan: Long Point Bay – 3:15 PM. ...and I could hear Tundra Swans in the distance. 

Port Rowan: Long Point Bay – 3:15 PM.

Port Burwell: 4:15 PM. My coat stayed in the car all afternoon and there were robins everywhere.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lake Erie: March 08, 2010

Port Bruce: 2:30 PM. It's the day we've been waiting for. It's the day that those who have fled the country for warmer climes have missed out on. It's the day when, at 10°C, those who have stayed know that we've won. We've beaten it. In spite of the remaining pockets of ice and snow and the fact of snow in the weather forecast, we, who have fought the good fight, have won. Winter is on the way out and the victory is ours!

Port Bruce: 2:30 PM. Just colours and patterns. Always changing, always interesting.

Port Stanley: East side – 5:30 PM. The ice mounds on the beach are nearly gone. A single duck enjoys the sun and the open water.  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lake Erie: March 07, 2010

Port Stanley: East side – 11:30 AM. Another morning of strong sunshine to chase away the last of winter. 


Port Stanley: East side – 5:30 PM. Warm air and cold water means haze and plobably heavy frost for morning. An eagle is catching the last rays before night.


Port Stanley: Harbour – 5:45 PM. The lighthouse in soft evening light.