I can't remember a winter fall with so many frosty, foggy days? Yesterday was yet another but this time, the frost stayed on some plants the entire day! Now THAT rarely happens. Usually, by noon, the sun is out and the frost has melted off.
One thing these circumstances produce are "postcard perfect" compositions almost anywhere the camera is pointed. Persevering that late into the day also gives this "not so early bird" photographer the ample opportunity needed to capture the scenery!
Frosted branches from the yew pathway:
Frosted evergreens at the entrance to our subdivision:
A neighbors decorated light post:
and most exciting of all ~ the frosty mornings have brought in two red tail hawks:
For several days now, they have been perching (??) just around the corner from my house!
Their forms are so large & impressive, they're almost impossible to miss (although I'd bet some of my neighbors haven't noticed them yet.)
The first day I only saw one and had to ask my dad what it was ~ I couldn't see any red on the tail so I wasn't sure it was a red tail:
He identified it as a juvenile which could explain why I was confused.
Yesterday, the red was a lot more evident or maybe these are both different birds??
Either way, their presence has been a very different addition (not to mention the element of excitement they bring) to the neighborhood. It will be interesting to see how long they stay.
As far as the frost, I'm ready for a break! I bet you couldn't guess that was coming... ;-)