|Nature's unerring beauty - here the complementary colours, red and green|
It is great for back country cross country skiing - at least once the trail is broken. There is already enough snow to cover the tops of vegetation in the fields and most of the rocks and brush in the paths through the woods.
|Thea figures out the snow is more shallow on the east side of the hedgerow, Scylla sticks to the trail|
|Establishing the trail through the woods|
|Purple finches and juvenile gold finches discover the nyger seed|
The suet and mixed wild beed seed attract chickadees, bluejays and woodpeckers - all nice birds to see
|Downy woodpecker at the suet|
but the nyger seed brings the less usual birds; juvenile finches, purple finches and, for the first time for us, evening grosbeaks.
|Blue Jay and Evening Grosbeak|
|Evening Grosbeak and Purple Finch|
|Small flock of Evening Grosbeaks|
On Dec. 30 there was a beautiful moon just disappearing in the west as the sun rose in the east.
|Moon around 7:30 AM|
|And the sun rising in the east at the same time|