Sunrise light

Here’s another photo from a few summers ago:

Sunrise on Prince Edward Island

I just love the soft light in these sunrise aerial shots!

Comet over Prince Edward Island

Comet Neowise has been sparkling in the sky over PEI for more than a week now:

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) above the North Shore, Prince Edward Island

This weekend we had 1 clear night, allowing me to photograph the comet with nothing but a star-filled sky around it and the calm surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence below.

Comet Neowise should be visible for a few more days, maybe a week, so you can see it too. Go outside around midnight to some place where it’s properly dark and look to the north. With that big tail this comet may look like it’s going fast, but seen from earth it’s standing nearly as still as the stars around it. Binoculars will help you find it in the sky below the Big Bear, and while it’s not very bright, it sure is a special sight.

Comet over Souris

Last night Marije and I had a look at Comet Neowise, currently putting on a show:

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) over Souris, Prince Edward Island

Look at that long tail, beautiful! The little spots of light in the foreground are reflected stars, but also fireflies… 🙂

Pink and purple

Pink and purple are the most common colours for lupines around here:

Pink & Purple lupines – Clinton Hills, PEI

This photo is from a few summers ago, since I haven’t been exploring the island much this summer.

The colourful North Shore

Summer has arrived for real this week, with lupines springing up by the roadside, warm weather all over the island, and lots of sunshine lighting up our colourful coast:

Bayfield Point – Prince Edward Island

Looking forward to our first swim now 🙂

Lighthouse reflections

The sea was so calm last night I was able to catch a reflection of the Souris lighthouse in the water:

Souris lighthouse – Prince Edward Island

A lovely bit of sightseeing, within 10 minutes from home 🙂

Red Fox Dreaming

Last night I met a fox by the side of the road, she was patiently standing guard over her kits playing nearby. As I took her picture, a robin flew over and caught her attention:

Red fox – East Point, Prince Edward Island

You can see her wondering how it would taste if she could only fly after it…

Raccoon & Ermine

Today I bumped into a raccoon at the beach, and since I found it in the exact same spot as my previous encounter, it’s probably the same one. Just like last time he didn’t mind getting his picture taken:

Raccoon in a tight spot – Souris

Later in the afternoon I spotted an ermine, who was also quite curious:

Ermine among the rocks – Souris

Pretty fun encounters, brief though they were 🙂

Spring walk in Souris

Today the weather was nice enough for a walk without a jacket:

PEI dirt road – Souris

Confederation Trail – near Souris

On my walk down the Confederation Trail I was happy to be the only person there, though there were lots of other creatures around, I spotted at least a dozen squirrels and chipmunks, and a fair number of colourful songbirds. 🙂

Snowy Grackle

Here’s a grackle outside our kitchen window:

Grackle in spring flurries – Souris

These birds return to our home every spring, and this year there are easily 60-80 of them. It’s hard to get an accurate count because they fly off as soon as they spot me at the window. Right now they’re all nesting and singing and chasing each other, the yard is a busy place. Hummingbirds will arrive soon too.

Marije and I are still doing well amid the pandemic and hope you are well too. At the moment there is just one active case of covid-19 on the island, so PEI has been very lucky. We are still taking strict precautions, Marije does all of our shopping, once every two weeks, and I clean every item that comes into our home. I stay home most of the time, though I’m looking forward to spending more time outside when the weather improves. 🙂