Brian, our tender "webfoot" (Willamette Valley born and raised), declared he wasn't going outside; said it was "too cold to sustain life." Ha! I guess we need to take him back to Minnesota in the winter. Just for a visit, though; the year and a half Rick and I lived there right after vet school gave us enough extremes to last me a lifetime. But it did give us the advantage of experience, and acquiring much of the cold-weather gear and tools that make it easier/safer/warmer to live through our occasional cold snaps here.
Despite the cold, it was a beautiful, sunny day. I managed to capture some surprisingly good shots through our dirty windows; these wild birds are today's treasures:
That's it for today from . . .