Holiday season update #2 from Peterborough

Hope everyone had a spectacular Christmas day.  This is another photographic update from the past few days.  I was busy cooking a turkey (for the first time) yesterday so I didn't get any chance to sort through yesterday's photos.

December 22nd (Sunday) - I shoveled snow in the driveway and was exhausted in the end to walk to school just for using internet.  I took the dog out for few short walks and that was about it.

Kami the cat
Kami the cat.

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Chickadees near the feeder.

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

View north of Peterborough.

Night sky-watching
I took the dog out for another walk in the evening, and we heard coyotes howling in the distance.  I also used my friend's Pentax K-01 camera and tried night photography with it (because it produces much cleaner high ISO images than my E-620).

December 23rd (Monday) - We walked to school and saw more spiders crawling on the snow.  It probably belongs to the family Tetragnathidae (i.e., Long-jawed Orb Weavers), but I haven't figure out what species it is yet.  I also saw a frozen honey bee on the snow, what a strange sighting (note: I saw two more dead honey bees on the 24th - there must be a hive nearby).

Unidentified spider.


Frozen Honey Bee
Frozen honey bees with ice crystals on it (probably because of the freezing rain last night).

Sun showed up for the first time in a few days.

Icy branches.

Glowing sunset on ice-covered tree
The ice makes the tree look as if it is made out of glass.

December 24th (Tuesday) - Walked to school again with the dog.

Frost on window
Frost on the window in the morning.

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
More chickadees.

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Warm sunset on snowy day
Glowing bokeh in the afternoon.

Now that Christmas is over, time to look forward to the new year.

1 comment:

Sara Rall said...

your spider looks like a long-jawed orbweaver.

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