Trumpeter Swans and Blowing Snow

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Trumpeter Swans

Despite snow and blowing snow much of Tuesday and Wednesday, the beauty of this place continues to fill my soul to overflowing. Wednesday morning a pair of trumpeter swans that I’ve seen flying over several times finally made a longer visitation in the Burntside river that runs through the property behind the house. I was able to photograph the swans through the dining room window with my long lens as they swam, browsed for food and preened their feathers. It is such a thrill to see these magnificent birds in their natural habitat just outside my window.

Frequent snow showers and strong winds continue to blow the 1-2 inches of snow from Tuesday around. At times when I gaze across the river at the trees on a far ridge everything looks white. Again using my long lens and shooting from the dining room window, I captured some shots of the trees at various times during the past 2 days.

I’ve begun keeping my camera nearby with my 100-400 mm lens and 1.4 extender all set up and ready to use at a moment’s notice because there are so many opportunities to see wildlife and other beauty from the house. Tonight temperatures are predicted to bottom out at -15. Brrrr!

I keep hoping and wishing for the weather to warm up a bit and the snow to melt. It’s going to be awhile before that happens I think. March in northern Minnesota is definitely still winter, not the beginning of spring.

May you walk in beauty.



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