Tuesday, November 02, 2010

La Ronge and Wildlife

Sorry. No plant pictures today, but I'm hoping to get the orchids to do something photographically interesting soon. It's the time of year that I purpose to neglect the orchids until they panic, pushing up stems of blossoms in order to perpetuate themselves in the case of imminent death. That's my approach to forcing orchids to bloom, in a nutshell.

We had snow last week and it's still hanging around. The slight warming over the weekend led to mud on all my pant-legs. I had to stop and take photos of this creature I saw on top the road on the way to work this morning. Apparently, the bald eagles (this one must be young, as most of the head feathers are brown) have not all traveled to warm southern locations yet.
Eagle in downtown La Ronge:

I saw him/her on the light across the street from Kosta's restaurant. The floatplane pilot said that it has been hanging around the area for a few days. (You can click on the picture to see it enlarged.)

Some houses in the Morin's Hill area of Lac La Ronge Indian reserve, here in La Ronge:

The edges of the lake and the bays are starting to freeze up. The trip in the floatplane today started with crunching as we broke through a layer of ice with the floats.

The bridge between Air Ronge (left) and La Ronge (right), with the Montreal River passing under the bridge and into Lac La Ronge:

Sun over Lac La Ronge this morning:


Grey.and.Vis.Mom said...

i, almost every day, forget that there is a lake... just... right... there.... and then i get to work (at the bank) and i am reminded why i live here, the beauty of the sunrise over the practical ocean like horizon is breath taking. and those eagles are GINORMOUS!!!

The Garden Ms. S said...

I love to see the bald eagles. We had one overwinter here in Edmonton and I spotted him a few times over an outfall on the river. Such a treat to see!