We came across this dragonfly during a recent walk. I had never seen such a brilliantly red dragonfly.
While walking an untravelled road one morning I looked down and saw that two deer walked this road a few hours earlier. Quite near this spot and not long ago I saw a doe and two fawns, so I suspect that all three were present.
Faye and I took a nature walk and were very surprised that this immature Turkey Vulture allowed us to get this close, within about 5 meters, before it flew away.
From the few examples planted in a flower front bed a few years ago, the Purple Coneflowers have needed no care at all and multiplied in a way very pleasing to us, and to pollinators both resident and passing through. There’s a honeybee on a flower in the lower right quadrant.
I got down on their level to capture a different perspective of these fungi sprouting from a trunk in the back yard.
Water, ponded around a drain, froze into an array of needles and spikes.
We went on a hike on a fine day recently. Always good to get into the real world.