I love this time of year when frost coats the plants and makes them glisten in the morning. If I'd been faster Tuesday, I would have photographed our ten minutes of snow. Unfortunately it was so short lived that it stopped before I got a chance to photograph it.It's beginning to be easier to photograph the birds. The robin above looks like she's trying to be a leaf but there isn't enough cover for her to succeed.
Cardinals are always at a disadvantage, or the male ones are, because their red feathers tend to stand out unless they manage to blend with red leaves.
Yesterday, I almost felt guilty when I was photographing the birds. There were so many and they were so active. Some almost collided with me as they flew around. I know the cold makes them have to work very hard to survive.It's hard to resist photographing the birds because they are so much fun to watch and follow with my eyes until they rest somewhere for a clear shot.
I have continued to spot the moon in the morning and never tire of photographing it. There is something so beautiful to me about a morning moon. It's hard to believe that there are still some lingering oak leaves in the trees because there are so many on the ground.When I was a child, I had neighborhood friends that would make extensive leaf forts with me. We lived next door to a family with children my age and our leaf forts would extend from my backyard to their yard. I think I'm one of the few people in my neighborhood that doesn't bag up my leaves to be hauled off by the city. I recycle them back into the soil and use them for mulch but everyone else seems happy to discard them.
I'll end with one more bird trying to look like a leaf. This one comes very close to succeeding and you may need to enlarge the shot to find it.