20150705 Blossoms, Birdies, Bear, Chippie & Saskatchewan Smoke

The sun was partially obscured by smoke from the Northern Saskatchewan wildfires giving a reddish tinge to the light.

Viper’s Bugloss up close.  Apparently the structure minimizes evaporation of the nectar by sunshine and prevents dilution by rainfall.

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A Yellow Warbler peaking out from the Tag Alders on Hwy 529.

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A nice patch of Oxeye Daisies.

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This is as close as I could get to this rangy bear before it ran off into the bush … on the way to Byng Inlet.

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I think that this is an immature Goldfinch as it stayed in one spot while another one flitted around it.

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This is the one that was doing the flitting.  Mother?

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This Chipmunk paused in its scampering to check out the camera.

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This is the remains of an old house that burned to the ground overnight.

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Big Lake Pickerel Weeds in the setting sunlight.

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Oft-photographed Big Lake in a different light.

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Ditto.

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2 thoughts on “20150705 Blossoms, Birdies, Bear, Chippie & Saskatchewan Smoke

    • Yes, M, it was a beautiful scene. Well worth fighting off the mosquitoes to try to capture it!
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