Monday, 26 February 2018

Monday, 5 February 2018

he Lynx of 2018, so far

Lynx. Note its furry foot.
All photos by B'J. Brill 2018

LYNX 2018 with my poem

I wrote a poem in 1968.
Fifty years later I got THE photo to go with it.
The snow is scarlet the snow is white
I am alone in the starlit night
The blood of my veins is pulsing delight
As the blood of my kill is staining the white
And I scream forth my triumph
Feb. 5, 2018
my house yard, Nipigon.
To the dead of the night
This is my instinct, thus I must kill
You can not deny me, try as you will
For I must live and I live to kill
The heat of the race, the capture, the thrill
When there’s none to deny me my right to my kill.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Nipigon River Bridge summer 2017

Nipigon River Bridge approach from the West. August 2, 2017
construction zone
The return... approaching from the East.
Traffic control.
The "Follow me" truck.
Driving West across the Nipigon River Bridge.

Catching up on 2017

Northern Goshawk
Christmas week visitor.
Left without any meal being caught.
Barred Owl, Dec. 27, 2017
Warming up in the sun.
Also left without a meal.
This was the Northern Goshawk on Dec. 1.
This was the fifth of December when we had sort of rainy, icky weather.
 Didn't dampen his spirit one bit... his feathers, yes! Ruffed Grouse.
This is his normal display tail.
The pileated Woodpecker.
Snowshoe hare. One of three still here
 after the Lynx walked through the day before Christmas.
Which was a surprise - no camera!

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Hairless Squirrel, not sure how this will end

July 14, 2017
Very surprising sight.
Cropped image of red squirrel missing most of its hair.
By late day it had less hair than this. Today, July 15th very little at all left.
 However it is participating in all things squirrels do and is very active.
Checking on the 'net lends one to hope it is just a damp weather fungi attack
 and being warm weather he should survive. One hopes.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Ten Finger Art - Growing A Monarch

Dandelion Monarch
The Beginning
The outline is done in black modeling clay.
Three shades of orange modeling clay adds the wing colour.
 Leaving the white board show through.
Giving it a "foot-hold" on a dandelion.
Leaves and grass appearing.
Continuing with grass and leaves.
After a 24 hour break, starting to finish the grass.
Closing in.
Complete.  Now it sits for about a week before I put a gel on to seal it.
16 x 20 inches on canvass board.