THE ONLY THING WARM THIS MORNING was the reflected light on the Olympic mountains from this morning’s sunrise . A cool 23° on the hillside above Puget Sound.
At first light every morning we have several visitors:
They generally don’t like to share the feeders with each other but have been forced to since we are hanging only one feeder at a time (one hags out, one thaws inside).
This was the scene on Monday afternoon before the wind came up big-time. Some time after dark we had gusts strong enough to snap off the top one-third of an Incense Cedar, seen below yesterday. I hope the tree will survive. The falling top missed my vegetable garden by just ten feet!
A little garlic shoot poking through the snow.
Brussels sprout stalks waiting for Thanksgiving dinner.
A couple of maple leaves hanging on make a striking contrast against the snow.