“November Beaver Pond” – Hermon, Ontario
“A moment of peace and silence, breathing in and out the frigid air, watching daylight seep into the forest, hearing the first chatter of distant crows, the wind sighing over the snow and through the fir and pine branches and the twittering of chickadees as they flitted in little tribes from tree to tree.”
― Mike Bond
The quote above just about sums it up. On a chilly November morning, I stood at the shores of a small beaver pond, admiring the interesting patterns on the surface of the ice. It was a moment of peace, one of many, during my day of hiking and hunting in the forests of Northeastern Ontario.
This is the same region where my upcoming “Boreal Trails” series of images was made. I wanted to set the tone and show a broader view of the forest before I start sharing the short series of photographic abstracts I made this week.
As you can see, it’s quite dull, but that’s par for the course in November. Despite this, it is very peaceful and I thoroughly enjoy my time on these trails.
iPhone 7 back camera @ 4.0mm
1/1200 sec; f/1.8; ISO 20
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Extremely nice! 🙂
I used to enjoy the beaver ponds around Perth, Ontario!
Thanks Tom, they are plentiful!
Nothing dull about it in my eyes! Looks oh-so-similar to the several beaver ponds right down the road from us here in VT. I’m always fascinated by the work of beavers.
Thanks John. Only dull in comparison to the last few weeks.
It does get challenging to find interesting subject during these “shoulder” season…