The biggest red-tailed hawk I’ve ever seen: Gripping the bouncing branch tightly in her talons. Preening. Buffeted by the wind all the while.
Deer and more deer: Healthy, sleek. Here there and everywhere. Big and up-close. A dozen dots a mile away. Lending a sense of scale to our landscape view.
Bluebird feast: Juniper and sumac berries gave a burst of color. Past holiday spirit to the front stoop. Magicians, our local bluebirds help them disappear. Branches quickly denuded by resourceful winter residents.
A fox trot: Stately jog across the field. Stopping to sniff. Stopping to look. Fully present in the moment. Glowing with the back-lit aura of early morning sun.
Red Maples blush: Up close bursts of deeply red stars decorating every branch tip. From the window, a blushing forest. A premonition of leaves to come.