It felt like a real winter morning; dark, frigid and windy as I explored this area which runs along Black Creek in Downsview. Wearing 3 pairs of socks did not prevent my feet from becoming cold. I thought of an Antarctic cruise co-worker who had special boot insoles which he plugged in every evening.
I had two birds; a distant Red-bellied Woodpecker and this Song Sparrow which is probably braving the winter here rather than being in early northward migration.
Otherwise I had a good look at plants as they are in winter:
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago. – Charlotte Church
Hi Miles. I look forward to opening my iPad every morning to see where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. Thank you.
Gorgeous scenery, stunningly beautiful details. Sorry you were so cold, and I hope that poor Song Sparrow is able to survive! Thanks, Miles!