And so, what can one see if one braves the chill with coffee cup in hand? Trees, like this ponderosa pine, tower overhead as I walk through the front yard.
Aspen leaves and pine needles glow in the early morning sun.
Berries of some kind, at least those few that the birds haven't gotten, hang from branches of a currently unknown bushy tree (or tree-y bush?) in the overgrowth and brambles that comprise a good portion of our backyard.
Looking carefully while wandering around, one can find a few hints of fall, although the aspens aren't even thinking about turning color yet - that's really for later.
And high up in a nearby snag, this band-tailed pigeon was hanging around, cooing, it's back warmed by the early morning sun.
My blogging recently has been a little less than sporadic, after a good start to the month. I've been distracted by some personal things, by life in general. A retreat at the lake sometimes leads to renewal, although I've been bird-watching more than blogging. And today, I'm off to The Big City, for shopping and more coffee.