Photography by Gerry Frederick

Winter can be a long time goin

When you live in the heart of the Rocky Mountains winter can hold on for a long time. If you have lived here long enough you know that winter will hold on as long as it can. The wildlife knows this too. Never the less when your following the animals with your camera you can only feel their pain and frustration while they wait too. Watching the Geese circle around looking for open water and the ducks waiting out yet another heavy snow fall or the swans resting on a raft of ice, they all just look so damn tired of winter.  All they want is some peace so they can hook up with their mates and get the real spring activities started. The female mallard I photographed today just looked so piss off through the view finder. She was sharing a very small patch of open water with twenty others birds. One I assume was her hubby but all the others were just in her way and the heavy snow was just one more thing to nag at her frustration. First day of spring my ass….


4 responses

  1. All things in there season! Great shots. Tom

    March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  2. very nice work!

    March 24, 2012 at 4:27 am

  3. I wish I could say the same thing around here. Winter never really arrived much here in the northeast, and the 80 degree weather this past week certainly gave it the final shove out the door.

    March 24, 2012 at 11:15 am

  4. Thank you for your kind comments. Local newspaper reported yesterday that we received 21.5″ of snow in 24 hours, sun trying to peek through the clouds now and maybe spring will eventually happen.

    March 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

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