This white breasted nuthatch was moving quickly along a tree along the perimeter of the pond--I was fortunate to catch this view of it!
This tufted titmouse was the next bird I saw.
The pond was slightly frozen and snow covered.
I found several patterns that caught my attention:
When I walked the trails and stream below the pond, I came across ice:
A nice ice block:
Finally, a faux ice floe:
A spillway below the pond provided me with some nice images:
I particularly like the pattern just upstream of the drop:
There were interesting dead wood and reflections in the pond:
The next one makes me think about a small petrified dinosaur:
I found some dried leaves that caught my attention:
It was so warm that even a small bee came out to some grasses that were in the sunlight:
My Powershot SD 4000 camera has an interesting feature: built-in means to create fish-eye lens effect.
I first tried it on the pond:
Then I tried it on a large picnic table--before:
The neat NEOS Overshoes, acquired through Arthus Morris' on-line store--great for getting around in marshes, muddy trails, and fording small streams--a great Christmas present from my wife! Note the velcro flap enclosures running the length of the overshoe!
I visited the caretaker's cottage--and I saw that someone had a sense of humor: I saw a half dozen pair of boot and sneakers thrown over tree limbs in the back yard--this is one of six!
Finally, here is what the sky looked like when I started into the park--a glorious day!