Fresh black asphalt makes a wonderful background for colors, as with these leaves. The scene is totally unrehearsed. :) I found the result pleasing.
Daybreak, a Time to Break Into Song
I very much enjoyed the sunrise this morning! The color reflecting on some water just made it that much more appealing. It was worth going out on a cold morning to get the picture.
I recalled this song from the past, sung by the golden voiced Frank Sinatra. Listen to it here:
(Highlight and right click, skip the ad) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zy_0uLMJe8
A Nutria feeding in Alton Baker Park. "The coypu (from Spanish coip˙, from Mapudungun kˇypu) (Myocastor coypus), also known as the river rat or nutria, is a large, herbivorous, semiaquatic rodent ..." (Wikipedia)
Native To: South America
Date of U.S. Introduction: First established populations introduced in the 1930s
Means of Introduction: Introduced for fur production
Impact: Damages vegetation and destroys habitat in wetlands
- (USDA, National Invasive Species Information Center)
Will I Get More Treats This Year?
Our Pekinese/Chihuahua pal, Miko, is licking his chops about his prospects for 2015. He is always begging for more treats. Don't feel sorry for him, he gets plenty!