Images of Winter Solstice

There was a chill breeze blowing when I made it to the top of the dune at Spruce Hill Beach for the sunset.


It was plain to see that others had already been there before me.


I stood and watched as one wave rolled in after the next, and the next, and the next…


By the time I made it back to 6A the moon was already peeking through the trees.


I had just enough time to get a photo of Old Higgins Farm Windmill.

With that silver of a moon.

On Winter Solstice night.

Snowy Owl – Winter Solstice

This was my first sighting of a Snowy Owl.


Framed by marsh grass and a bleak wintry sky…


He was just about the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.


And when he turned, he seemed so…

Peaceful.


So aware of everything around him.


At one point he must have spotted something moving in the distance, for he stretched up very, very tall.


Ahh… A flock of Canada geese, honking their way across the marsh.


Where did you come from, my fine Snowy friend?

My head was full of questions and my heart, with pure JOY.

Just then – he turned and looked at me.


It was all I could do to hold the camera steady.

And just like the first time that a Cooper’s hawk looked me straight in the eye…

I knew that I would never be the same.


In the very best of ways.

Happy Winter Solstice everybody!  🙂