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Serious Snowstorm Number Two

The second serious snowstorm starts around seven in the morning and lasts all day and all night: soft, silent, swirling snowflakes floating, fluttering, falling.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

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Morning breaks with brilliant sunshine,
brilliant, blue skies and brilliant, white snow…

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 superbly fresh, white, powdery snow.

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It’s pretty on Boxwoods…

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and soooo pretty on Blue Spruce.

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It makes a snow-topped table with spectacular edges

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and windswept waves and dugouts around the bushes.

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Snow is useful, too!

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Snow sculpture is special…

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and spectacular!

When it will fall?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

Kiss:
Will they or won’t they?

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Large milkweed bugs (oncopeltus fasciatus)

…more information on milkweed bugs:
http://insected.arizona.edu/milkinfo.htm

What happens when the water suddenly drops?

What happens to ice when the water suddenly drops?

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It’s left stranded…

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or it breaks..

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Home

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The snapping turtle carries his ‘house’ on his back…
and heads for his lake ‘home’.

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The midland painted turtle carries his ‘house’ on his back…
and heads for his watery ‘home’.

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Green ants work together to build their house of leaves
before they live in it and call it home.

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Wasps work together to build their house in the highbush cranberry branches
before they live in it and call it home.

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And guess who lives at the bottom of my garden?

Whose house is this?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

Unique.
One of a kind.
Different from others in a way that makes it special or worthy of note.

Icicles.
Each icicle, unique.
One of a kind at a point in time.

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What do you see in this icicle?

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Icicles, at one point in time

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Definitely unique: each time I moved the tree reflection changed on this ‘spider crack and seeping water’ on lagoon ice.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Love
Love on the lake nearby.
Alert love of parents.
Always watching. Always on guard.
Protecting. Caring. Loving.
As with all parents.

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Canada Geese in spring

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Canada Geese in summer

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Mallard ducks in summer

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

Beyond
What is beyond? What is in store? What will I see?
Beyond the creek…
Beyond the gate…
Beyond the shore…

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and beyond…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illuminate

Illuminate. A tropical beach.
Spectacular. Inspirational.
Morning and night.
Wake to the sun. Sleep to the moon.
Both illuminate.
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