If I had known that those eyes were so beautiful, I would have taken a lot more pictures of him/her to test my Christmas camera. Up close, I just noticed the drab feathers. What else have I missed by not looking carefully? The drive home today through the Canyon was bright and sunny. Because of the recent rains, all the little rivulets and waterfalls that can be seen from the road were splendid. The higher peaks had snow, which set off the pines wonderfully. I'm planning for next year to be a little more focused and productive. I'd especially like to improve this blog. The New Year is icumen in! Goodnight.