We had a bit of sun and a lot of cloud today. The light colours of the seed "keys" of an Ashleaf Maple (aka Box-elder, Manatoba Maple, Acer negundo) caught my eye this morning.
On the way out to walk our dog, Calla, I spotted a dog shape in the ice of a puddle.
During the afternoon walk, Calla grabbed this Common Shrew and killed it before I knew what she was doing.
Because I was reading the chapter on "Berries Preserved" in Bernd Heinrich's Winter World for the Whorled Leaves blog, I was looking to see what berries were left on the property. The only shrub with lots of berries left was the Highbush Cranberry Viburnum trilobum. If you have ever tasted one, you will know why they are still on the shrub.