Thank you to everyone who entered my Casserole Giveaway a couple of posts back. A random draw produced the lucky winner. Congratulations to Joanna Jenkins of The Fifty Factor. According to her blog, she'll be away from internet access until Sunday, but she'll have this little surprise news waiting for her upon her return.
Below are a few photos taken over the last couple of weeks. Please remember to click on each image to enlarge.
An out of focus park bench as seen behind a branch of colourful spindle berries. They'll remain bright like this through much of the winter.
At first glance, what do you think this is?
I can tell you what it is. I just can't tell you why. They're areas in the surface of the mostly-frozen pond which are beginning to thaw. The black center is water. The dark gray is icy and the white, of course, is snow-covered ice. There is nothing directly above those spots which could be dripping onto them. I don't know why this happens quite like this - do you?
The green leaves are ground cover which hadn't quite yet died. The yellow and red leaves had fallen from nearby trees. I liked how the light dusting of snow frosted the foliage.
Similarly, I thought this tree looked nice with it new winter coat. I left a peanut between its trunks after I took this photo.
At first glance, you can see a photograph of Frank taking a picture. Of what?
What you see in his viewfinder was my bird feeder. This little chickadee came to dine and stuck around long enough for me to get a shot of my own.
Long-withered Queen Anne's Lace still looks pretty against its snowy background.
In a few days time, the sun will begin to set just a little bit later each day. For now, dusk seems to come so early with lovely streaks of colour.
Ducks line up along the top of the dam while the mauve and magenta sky reflects in the lake behind them.
At first glance, you see a set of blurry Christmas lights...
But back up and you'll see that you were looking at their reflection in the parked cars. This was taken at a slightly different angle than the previous cropped photo.
See you with more in a few days.