Have started with the sunset photos and as the cooler temperatures had remained during the day, the pond remained partially frozen around the beavers' lodge.
Photo #1 is a beaver sitting just at the edge of the ice shelf assessing the distance to shore.
Photo #2 is an appearance of the beaver just after there was a loud crack in the ice and up it popped through the hole. You can see a small sliver of the ice that he/she broke through just resting on its back. And part of the beaver still remained under the ice shelf as it just "hovered", eating away.
Photo #3 is a the close-up as it rested just above the ice happily munching.
And yes there are still greens to be had, as the beaver managed to find its way through the ice (a true Canadian icebreaker) and up the bank to partake of the remaining grass on shore (Photo #4).
The sunrise photos were taken just after sunrise with the diffused sunlight shining into the creek and the beaver (Photo #5 through to Photo #7).
SUNSET - AS THE EVENING WAS DRAWING IN
SUNRISE - EARLY MORNING LIGHT