I like it when I have an exciting destination for my photography expeditions (like Hogg's Falls featured in the last two posts), but along the way I see lots of other 'ordinary things' that attract my camera. In part I have the memes established by other creative bloggers to thank for opening my eyes to these. So here are a few of the 'ordinary things' I've seen the past few days.
Many of the edges of the Boyne River were decorated with bands of ephemeral ice just above the waterfalls. I'm sure that this edge of ice comes and goes, or at least changes, every day, but it's pattern intrigued me.
And as I left the waterfall heading back up the valley to the car, the sun was shining down through the woods on the west slope, creating an interesting pattern of sunlight and shadow on the snow between the trees.
Today I drove to Lake Eugenia to check and see if the river was open at all yet. It wasn't (it runs right through this picture), but the sky was beautiful. The dark spots are stumps; this is a lake created by a hydro dam, and they drain it in the fall to be ready for the spring run-off - so all the old stumps show up over the winter.
And I saw a duck, down in the Beaver River at the bottom of Bowle's Hill. Can you even see it? I've seen so little bird life the past month of frigid arctic conditions I'd almost given up.
And I did get one closer shot before it flew - it's a Common Goldeneye, marked by the white sides and that small white patch below it's eye.
And those are some of the 'ordinary things' I've seen this week.