Thursday, December 29, 2011

sunrise ~ 12/29/11 ~ at home

sunrise from home
December 29, 2011

Heavy sigh. I have pictures from Christmas Day of mushrooms and questions about why branches of Monterey pine and coast live oak have been chewed away, but I haven't felt up to researching and finding IDs and such. In some ways 2011 has been the hardest and the best year for us. I like sunrises. Each day, they provide a promise of a clean slate and a chance to experience something new. Wishing a great 2012 for everyone!


Imperfect and tense said...

That's a lovely way to start the day, Katie. As the wheel of the year slowly turns into 2012, we wish you many new and exciting wildlifey encounters.

Jeannette said...

Happy New to you and yours...and to all the little creatures, plants and such that you will meet along the way too..

Cindy said...

Chewing on branches! I've got a similar mystery on a buckeye tree. I am referring to Mark Elbroch's books on Mammal Tracks and Signs and Bird Tracks and Sign for their great photos and descriptions. If you can't get your hands on those books, send me photos and maybe I can get some ideas from his books for you. Exciting!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thank you, Graeme and Jeannette!

Cindy, I've posted the chewed mystery, but I suspect my quick description here is not what you thought. Take a look by clicking on my blog title at the top or the home page. The new post is below this one.