I was looking for a pic on my cell phone and ran across this image from last December, which I had forgotten all about. We had gone to a special Christmas Eve dinner at a great Italian restaurant in San Diego, and passed by this outside eating area. It was too cold to eat outside, but the lighted area looked very inviting, so I snapped a quick shot of it.
When at Whitewater Canyon, standing by the Whitewater River, I noticed the colors and patterns in the water as the stream went by. Cropped, it made a nice abstract type image.
When I was birding at Thurman Flats, I was so busy watching the robins and waxwings, I almost didn't notice this Stellar's Jay until he hopped into this pine tree and gave his usual raucous call--"Hey Lady, pay attention to me!" This is a loose translation from Jay to English! ;-)