Kodi sets a track in our neighbor's field
Ice crystals coat the alder bushes bordering the field
(click on picture twice to enlarge to see the delicate ice crystal patterns)
The sun casts a long shadow on dried goldenrods
As we hiked back into our yard, I immediately noticed the sun streaming onto the south side of the house. Now, only three days after 21 pines were removed from the woods, I cannot remember what it was like before. Today, the sun feels warm and bright on a cold winter morning - just what we hoped for by taking down the tall, shading pines. In the house, Kodi finds the newly sunny spot in the kitchen. In the wee hours this morning we looked out our south windows to see Venus and a crescent moon - sights we could not see before Tuesday when the pine trees blocked our view to the south.
The winter sun shines through the hardwoods, now free of the tall white pines, to warm the house.
Kodi finds the sunny spot (notice his reflection on the fridge!)