Few things draw me while shopping like clothes, bags and color.
Using various filters and distortions transforms photos. It seemed fitting to post this today, as one year ago we were returning from Cancun, Mexico where the photo was taken. This year we did not take a winter vacation and the temperatures for the past several weeks have been extremely cold with weather warnings nearly every day.
The snow before Christmas turned our Mountain Ash into a decorative tree, filled with Berry Bells. The berries remained with their snow-covered caps into the New Year. These berries are a feast for the Bohemian Waxwings which live in our area. Without warning the waxwings appeared yesterday in a huge flock, cold and hungry. Extreme temperatures caused them to take a few berries, fly off together and return for more berries. This flitting back and forth lasted under 1/2 hour. When they left for good, the tree was bare. No leaves, no berries.