Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Northern Harrier

This morning, a beautiful Northern Harrier came by and sat on our garden fence for a while.
The colder weather seems to have brought it closer to the birds in our garden.
Sensitive to the slightest movement, it flew off just after I had taken these pictures.

Two nights ago we had an ice storm: all night long we could here the ice falling against the siding and windows, and, in the morning, they were covered with a sheet of ice.
Tomorrow, the year turns.

Friday, 25 December 2015

Christmas Moon

Last night and today, we have been blessed with a spectacular full moon!
Hanging over our fields and home it has been a beautiful sight. 

Once again, I am reminded of the astonishing balance between light and darkness...
between horizon and zenith: 
Here at the turning point of the year, this brightness blesses everything.