Snow – I don’t think I need to say any more…
This rhea obviously does not get the full concept of hide and seek.
These flightless birds are native to Southern America, however, a small group managed to escape a wildlife park in Northern Germany near Lübeck in the late 1990s and have done well in their new found freedom. The population has double in size and they have even moved into other areas. Unfortunately local farmers are less impressed as the birds eat the rape seeds and trample the plants.
This is the Upper Kananaskis Lake in winter (see this previous post for a summer version). As you can see, covered in plenty of snow and deep ice underneath this makes for a pretty spectacular place even in the cold. There were a number of people snowshoe walking and skiing on it when we visited.
Upper Kananaskis Lake in the winter
Came across these hare tracks in the woods the other weekend (looks like they were running late….).
Categories: Canadian Nature and Animals
Tags: Alberta, Canada, Forest, Frozen, hare tracks, nature, rabbit tracks, Rocky Mountains, snow, white, winter, woods
Last weekend we used the nice weather to take a drive out into the mountains. Despite the sunshine there was still hoar frost on the trees, which makes for some beautiful images.
Working from home has its benefits, especially when you can capture a beautiful sunrise on a frosty cold morning. I wish I could work from home every day, but alas telecommuting is still not a thing where I work.
Tags: Alberta, Canada, cold, early mornings, freezing, frosty, ice, Landscape, morning, snow, sunrise, tree, view, winter
We were lucky to get quite a lot of snow at Christmas (when this photo was taken) and we had some beautiful blue skies to go along with it once snowfall stopped.
Categories: Canada, Canadian Nature and Animals
Tags: Alberta, Canada, cold, freezing, Landscape, Okotoks, Season, snow, white, winter
Winter is slowly arriving in the Canadian Rockies…
Canadian Rockies in the Winter