Christmas Images

Seasons greetings, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to one and all!

Christmas morning light on trees in the yard

Christmas morning light on trees in the yard

After the family traditions on Christmas morning have been attended to there is sometimes an opportunity for me to do some nature photography, something that I always ask permission from the family before venturing forth, sometimes just on the deck, sometimes in the driveway, never too far from home nor for too long.

Christmas morning light and fresh snow on spruce trees

Christmas morning light and fresh snow on spruce trees

 

Christmas morning sunrise

Christmas morning sunrise

Christmas is one of the quietest days of the year to be outside. The winter weather over the past 8 years- the time period from which these images were chosen- has been variable in the extreme. Cold days, El Nino warm days. Days with little snow but morning frost and days with beautiful fresh snow. This year is promising to be gloomy and wet but I am hoping the rain turns to snow in time.

A red fox lounging on a small roadside mound

A red fox lounging on a small roadside mound

 

A chickadee spreads its wings near the bird feeder

A chickadee spreads its wings near the bird feeder

Through these past 8 years, when the conditions were excellent and the light was magical, I knew I had to forgo some of the family traditions and take time to make some pictures. Please enjoy these images made on a very special day.

Junction Creek snowfall 2012

Junction Creek snowfall 2012

Ice formations along Junction Creek

Ice formations along Junction Creek

A dusting of snow on grasses along the driveway

A dusting of snow on grasses along the driveway

Garden grasses

Garden grasses

Tree shadows on snow drifts in the yard

Tree shadows on snow drifts in the yard

An ice puddle at the edge of the lawn in an El Nino year

An ice puddle at the edge of the lawn in an El Nino year

Santa Claus takes the kids for a ride

Santa Claus takes the kids for a ride

About Dawns _Images
I (Don Johnston) am a wildlife and landscape photographer based in Lively, Northern Ontario. My work is represented by All Canada Photos (Victoria), agefotostock (Spain), Interphoto (Germany), PhotoEdit (USA) and Alamy (England). I am widely published in books, magazines, calendars as well as advertising media and decor. My personal stock photography website www.donjonstonphotos.com has over 10 000 images in galleries plus a search feature. Like many other nature photographers I am self-taught beginning with film in the 1980s and continuing through the 21st century with digital. I taught high school biology for thirty years, retiring in 2003 to pursue photography full time.

8 Responses to Christmas Images

  1. Ed Wyrwas says:

    >> Thank you so much Don and your beautiful wife , for taking me with you through your eyes of you camera as always , you have an amazing talent in photography and its so nice that you share your work … so >> Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year for health and happiness from Pat and ed

  2. And to you too Ed and Pat! All the best.

  3. Barbara J Hettinger says:

    Beautiful images. It is amazing how an everyday ‘nothing’ like blades of grass can become so different seen thru your eyes and photos. Thank you for adding the personal comments. Bless you for sharing. Barbara

  4. Thanks Barbara. Stay tuned. We got lucky again and the rain did indeed turn to sticky snow overnight. I was able to get out this morning in the back ‘yard’. It was pretty fantastic.

  5. John says:

    Great images, Don. I’m having a hard time heading outside with the temperature hovering around -20’C today. All the best for 2015.

  6. My daughter studied biology with you. She was nostalgicly surprised to find your January photo on 2017 calendar. She grew up beside mud lake. I’ve canoed junction creek in December. Your el Nino observations have been true for several decades now

  7. Thanks for the kind words Howard and Barbara. Howard (I’m not great at remembering names) is your daughter Susie?

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