The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Now begins the countdown to the beginning of Winter itself. As the days grow ever-shorter, darkness overtakes the light and sends the world on a deep and private inward journey of reflection.
December 17th: A Christmas gift. (And yes, it's blue, too!)
December 16th: Yes, more blue. Though with the tip of the crab claw hanging in view, it seems a bit patriotic.
December 13th: Another blue day.
December 12th: Too busy...way too busy...time to K.I.S.S. it here. (Should have had my tripod with me, I think.)
December 10th: Squirrel toes.
December 8th: "And the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round". Powered here, of course, by the not-quite-so-crooked-any-more little chipmunk currently in residence.
December 7th: A bit of cheating, I suppose, but this made my day.
Refrigerator art, compliments of the 12-year old who volunteers here as many as three days a week.
This is her version of part of the backyard where the pre-release pens are located.
December 6th: The cat of the December 2nd daily. She's about 17 years old now, just a tiny little bundle of hair and air, and sweet as can be.