A Northern Spring
The smell of the earth is upon the wind
As the sun’s rays warm the land
Mother Earth awakens
From her cold slumber
The lakes once covered in ice
From the long Northern winter
Now home to migrating waterfowl
Rollicking on the lakes surface
The loons have returned
To their northern haunts
The bare trees now budding out
Soon to be dressed in a coat of new leaves
A moose calf born the year past
Foraging in a swampy bay
Ever alert for the presence of danger
A Blue Heron stalks the shoreline
In search of its elusive prey.
Song birds in a variety of color
Fluttering among the flowering shrub
Voicing their songs for all to hear
The sound of running water
From the hills above
Rushing down to merge into the lake
The first of the Spring flowers
Blooming on the forest floor
Heralding the return of Spring
Spring in the North Country is a joyous time.When the weather warms,everything grows anew after a long cold winter.
The above scene was recorded last Spring on A Y Jackson Lake in Killarney Provincial Park.I was attracted by the bent Pine tree and the rock formation.It took me a couple of attempts to photograph this composition.For what ever reason the wind would channel into here and I would feel it on my face as I walked down a beaver trail to the lake shore. But as you see I did manage to capture the photo.
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Well that is it for this week’s post.So until next time happy trails.