Making days count 62
I was delighted that the first little soul to greet me this morning was tiny Wren!
While I was having breakfast, I noticed flying into view, the Buffalo Search and Rescue aircraft. I quickly grabbed my camera and headed out the front door. It is a huge aircraft and quite the sight, especially overhead! Click on the blue excerpt below for a great link to the aircraft.
The CC-115 Buffalo is instantly recognizable in its bright yellow search-and-rescue scheme but some may be surprised to know that the DHC-5 Buffalo was conceived as a tactical transport. CC-115s first entered RCAF service in 1967 with SAR as a secondary role. Conversion to the dedicated SAR role began in 1973 and eastern Buffs were replaced by CC-130s. Only in BC did CC-115s soldier on.
Again today the weather ran the gamut, from sun to rain to snow to sun, with some gusts blown in. I decided to drive out into the country since most of the snow had disappeared to see if I could spy anything for the March Photo Scavenger Hunt. There might be the odd lion or lamb roaming about ;)
Within a ten minute drive, snow was very much in evidence, and I only drove on the back roads that had been cleared.
Not too successful with the objects of my search; the white things in the field I thought might be lambs were swans, and in another instance I couldn’t tell if the creature was a cow, a sheep or a combination of both ~ as for the lion, well, it remains to be seen!
Once I returned home about 3 p.m., the snow began to fall, but quickly stopped and the sun shone! I looked for a rainbow, but what caught my attention were the crystal-like drops clinging to branches.
As the sun mixed with the snow-mist air, I took a photo over the roof across the street. The twinkling drops on the tree at the left glistened like Christmas lights.
In the transition from winter to spring, the changes in weather offer some very magical images, as spring endeavors to overcome the elements...