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Two seasons, one day apart

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-6690

April 17th was a warm day, even when I went out in the morning.  I photographed this Great gray owl perched over a field in the early golden light and it felt like summer was just around the corner.  Shortly before finding the owl, I spent a few minutes watching the moose below as it grazed on these brambles.  With lots of sunshine all day long, the temperature rose up to 20°C by the afternoon – which is lovely for this time of the year.

Bragg Creek spring moose - © Christopher Martin-6645
The next day, was a very different story as snow fell overnight and changed the land completely.  I happened to find another owl and another moose while I was out in the white winterland.  I am used to our wild weather swings but I still found the difference striking.

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-6736
Bragg Creek spring moose - © Christopher Martin-6754
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5 responses

  1. I really like the owl in the snow.

    April 21, 2015 at 6:36 am

  2. Great juxtaposition…really shows the unpredictable nature of the season.

    April 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

    • Thanks AH – our weather in southern Alberta can certainly be unpredictable – you’re right that spring often amps that up another level!

      April 20, 2015 at 12:35 pm

  3. Reblogged this on lakeso.

    April 20, 2015 at 4:38 am

  4. Where is it the pristine nature is

    April 20, 2015 at 4:38 am

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