Now in recognition of the Winter Solstice, I present a few recent photos and a video.
We have had a blizzard type snow storm which caused some excitement, however the snow has melted away. Definitely winter, though.
Here's the hummingbird still coming for a drink ~ notice white snow in background. When I refilled the container, I inadvertently placed the little perches off centre, causing the hummingbird to lean over. I have since rectified the problem!
A few days before the snow arrived, the temperatures had dropped below 0C which offered the opportunity to see tracks frozen in the sand near where the river meets the sea.
There were numerous tracks, but the eye-popping ones were these unmistakable bear tracks... and bears love salmon!
Before the track spotting, I enjoyed watching the Trumpeter Swans, eagles, myriads of ducks and other birds on that cold but sunny day.
Here's to the Winter Solstice and the start of longer days and shorter nights.