I guess it could be said that winter weather has finally arrived in the valley. Damp and rainy, followed by cold—at the moment it's 32º—but as of yet, we've had no snow.
At this time of the year, I think what I most enjoy are the bright red, puffed up male Northern cardinals. Against a background of brown and gray, it's virtually impossible for them go unnoticed. But why be so daring? Most other colorful male birds molt into much duller winter plumage.
Why be so bold, when only the moon, or is the sun, should shine so bright Petruchio?