Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The First Cold Weather


Last night the temperatures fell into the low 30sC.  Not yet a freeze but enough to shiver all night long.  This morning a light misty fog hangs over the river. I can see the far bank.  It looks as if white fairy dusty was blown across the water just tree high.  Perhaps it is the river's steamy breath because the waters are still warmer than the air at this time of the year.  Most of the fish have swum out of the finger of our creek and down south to warmer waters.  Even so, a bald eagle came by yesterday and landed in the snag that had been the perch of the osprey all summer.  He had a shad in claw and proceeded to eat a leisurely sashimi lunch.  He was fully mature with a full white head and a threatening golden beak.  Last night's sunset was a beauty with summer's blood spilled across the water.


18 comments:

joeh said...

No picture of the eagle? Tease.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful photo. cold here too though not as cold as you. bah. I don't care for winter. don't like being cold.

Linda said...

Gorgeous!

messymimi said...

It's getting colder down here, too, with the occasional foggy morning.

Beautiful sunset, although if you are like me, you think it's coming a bit too early these days.

Celia said...

Love those blazing colors on the water. 20°F here this morning. Its kind of a shock.

Hilary said...

Wow.. your words paint as lovely an image as the sun. Beautiful scene.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Breathtaking sunset!

Mage said...

Pure saturated color. Gorgeous.

Red said...

The eagle can put on a leisurely show. Beautiful sunset.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. Great pics! We had our first freeze last night. It's windy and feels bitter cold.

The Furry Gnome said...

What a great looking blog. Read your current post, then discovered the next 3 on canoeing, so I signed up!

Bob Bushell said...

Wowee, hot but, cold skies. Excellent pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous. congrats on your POTW!

Tammie Lee said...

oh my, that is so beautiful!
you would really be cold here, 17F at the moment and -7F during the night, everything is frozen!

barbara judge said...

You seem to live in paradise!
Fantastic photo of your evening sunset. Stay warm. -- barbara

Barbara Shallue said...

So beautiful! Congrats on the POTW!

Pauline said...

You always make me wish I was on the deck with you while you take such photos and think such thoughts.

Kat said...

Ohhh. Beautiful pics. It is well below freezing here already. Far too early. I demand a recount. ;)