This morning when I first went out it hadn't yet really frozen. The sky in the east was just barely brighter blue than the star-spangled midnight of the zenith. The grass was still wet with just dew, sparkling in the glow of the flashlight.
By the time Alan went to work just a short time later, his car was covered with frost and by the time the sun came up so was the grass.
I am tying this on a Windows 10 computer. He decided we needed one to process photos and mine is still on strike so....the obliging Downy Woodpecker above posed for him for these photos. Not bad huh?
And in big birdie news he got a good, close look at the White-eyed Vireo we have been pursuing since high summer. I have seen it too, but not the eyes, which are pretty much diagnostic. There really isn't much else quite that color, but without seeing the face I wasn't going to call it. Now if only we can get a photo so the eBird moderators will believe us.
Meanwhile, I keep trying with the new camera. It is pretty amazing, but I seem to have an inordinate number of thumbs where it is concerned. I cannot wait until I can go out in the sun and take advantage of good light!
However, here are some stained glass sumacs.
|And one from the little camera|