I wish I had words to do justice to how lovely the pond has been lately. The ducks are back for the winter and provide considerable entertainment. With all due respect to my northern family, this is my backyard in “winter”:
The sun sparkling on the water makes me feel good just watching it, and gusty breezes constantly change the denseness and patterns of light. I can capture short video clips but nothing that does it justice yet.
With such clear weather, sunsets have really be remarkable. Last night the sky was a true lavender, fading very slowly to palest yellow at the horizon. I feel truly fortunate to live here- watching turtles poke their heads out of the water and Great Blue Herons stalk the banks.