Just a few days before the “official” start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere and Mother Nature was again reminding us that it ain’t spring yet!
There were gusty winds throughout the day with a little chill on the breeze.
But – wow – once that sun started setting, brrr. It dipped to under 40. Cue the red runny nose and frozen fingers.
We decided to go to Whitesbog Village for sunset (one of our favorite places).
Some of the dirt roads there are beat up! Ruts galore. Luckily, since everything was still frozen, it wasn’t a mushy mess. And, we had our 4×4 Tracker with us.
As we got to the old bog area we saw Tundra Swans. There were Ring Necked Ducks hanging out in the middle of one of the bogs. All of ’em were enjoying the open water that was terribly hard to find only a few weeks ago.
We drove a bit further passed the first couple bogs and passed several Mallard Duck couples in the shallow areas.
Then the Red Winged Black Birds – we only started seeing one of ’em here and there a few weeks ago – well, now they’re really returning to the area.
So pretty and their song is nice too!
Here’s a pic that Doug got of one of the Red Winged Black Birds:
You can see his feathers were all ruffled up from the almost constant wind.
They were such a delight to see and here.
We also saw Mourning Doves and some other little birds (I’ll have to check with Doug and let you know what they’re called.)
So we got to the spot where we wanted to photograph sunset from. Soc (the dog) was with us and he was anxious to get out of the truck!
I brought my little video camera with me to capture sunset – but I goofed – it ran out of juice! doh! I’m charging it now and will try again soon.
We also got to see a Beaver swimming along. He always seems to pop out when there is very low light, so the pics aren’t that great. Here he is:
Here are photos and my interpretations of sunset showing the energy I felt when viewing it:
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