November arrived in a most rude fashion. Our little patch of woods escaped the worst of this first wintry Nor’easter with a few inches of icy, snowy, slushy mess. Just a few miles inland from the coast they’re shoveling out from a foot or more of heavy snow. This little preview to winter is enough to motivate me to tackle my outdoors unfinished business list!

blue jay at sunrise

This morning’s blue jay.

blue jay

Yesterday’s blue jay