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Dipper under ice

  A dipper sometimes forages under ice.  I believe I know when and why it does so. The odd thing about this, is that I have often watched a dipper stand on the border ice along a creek, dive into … Continue reading

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January’s goulash

  Each of these January images lacked a posting of its own and so is assembled here. Hooded Mergansers show their interest in each other, even at this time of year, by raising their crests and displaying. These two pictures … Continue reading

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  This topic is probably of little interest to non-boaters. Indeed, it isn’t even of much interest to boaters on most of the lakes of the world. However, for our boaters — bingo. The topic is the rip.  not the … Continue reading

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Lake stars in ice

  This is the month for star patterns to be seen in the ice of lakes and ponds. This is an early season phenomenon. When the ice becomes thicker, they can’t form. I offered my first posting about these star … Continue reading

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Sign sees its breath

  On the surface of it, a title implying that a highway sign can both see and breathe is nonsense. Yet, when it comes to that breath, which is visible as a steam fog, there is a continuum. While the … Continue reading

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Smoke and fish

  Late summer is the season of smoke and fish. The smoke is episodic — some years none, some years considerable. This year it is particularly bad. The fish, spawning kokanee, are an annual staple that is far more agreeable. … Continue reading

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Wave-cloud iridescence

  Waves form behind a boat travelling on the water. It is the relative motion that counts, not whether it is the boat that is moving or the water that is moving. In a similar manner, the air displaced by … Continue reading

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Fog drops on web

  A recent posting showed a few characteristics of fog: fog wave. However, fog offers a far richer variety of features than those I showed there. Here is one more: fog drops that have collected on a spider’s web.  Similar … Continue reading

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Fog wave

  Rain during the day moistened the air. Clearing at night allowed cold moist air to drain to the valley bottom where by morning a fog had formed. The fog drifts along the shore and back and forth across the … Continue reading

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  A nice characteristic of convective thunderstorms is that they tend to occur late in the day when the Sun is low in the sky. Sometimes, this results in rainbows. A rainbow envelopes the peninsula of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.  … Continue reading

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