I've mentioned how unseasonably warm the weather has been, and today is no different...I wore a light jacket to church this morning.
The wildlife is also noticing the strange conditions. Wally the chipmunk climbed up from her burrow at lunchtime. I don't believe we've ever had a December chipmunk sighting. Usually the snow is too deep, and the ground well frozen.
After many, many weeks underground, she was squinting at the bright light. I caught her with her eyes shut!
On a recent evening I shot this photo. I was facing southeast. The sinking sun was behind me, turning the blue sky purple and making the low-hanging clouds pink. I love the silhouette of the tall trees at the edge of our forest.
Nearly every year I manage to capture this same winter scene, which to me seems suitable for a peaceful, expectant Christmas Eve.