Baby, it’s cold outside…….

It’s so cold I saw a dog frozen to a water hydrant. 🙂

I put a bucket of hot water outside and it froze before it stopped steaming. 🙂

I was going to stay in and think up one-liners, then decided to do a post.  I noticed it has been several days since I wrote anything.  I did manage to get out and get a few snapshots.  Still getting used to my new Canon EOS 7D Mark II.

The light was all wrong for this Cormorant.  He was back-lit so I had to do some adjusting to my exposure.  Not bad.  The colors of his feathers look pretty nice.

Double-crested Cormorant  showing off his colors.

Double-crested Cormorant showing off his colors.

The Black Vulture is always hard to get a good exposure because of the dark colors.

Black Vulture

Black Vulture

The Meadowlarks are starting to arrive in large numbers.

Western Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

This Bewick’s Wren tried to hide from me.

Bewick's Wren

Bewick’s Wren

That’s about it from me for this time.  Sorry for the short post.  I forgot to mention that I have a torn muscle in my chest.  Feels like a broken rib, but my buddy, Aleve, is helping me get through it.  I sneezed hard and that is what the doctor said caused it.  Leave it to me to get all of the weird stuff.

By the way, mark your calendars.  December 13, from 3:00 ’til 6:00PM.  At the Fort Davis Art Gallery.  They are honoring me with a reception as their featured artist as part of the Fort Davis Frontier Christmas celebration.  Stop by if you are in the area.

Well, I might build a fire in the fireplace if the smoke doesn’t freeze and plug up the chimney. 🙂