I'll catch up now with letters N and O.
I don't usually take pictures at night, and I kept forgetting to take one these past couple of weeks. I remembered that back when I was learning how to use the camera, I took some pictures of the moon. I don't remember the settings - I would need to study that again. Here is a picture of the moon from September 16, 2016. One of my relatively few night shots.
There is still snow on much of my yard.
I have one garden bed that is now uncovered, because it receives more sun than the others. That garden bed has two patches of crocus that have come up, which make me very happy. Spring is coming! One of the crocus patches only has one flower.
My parents visited this past week, which was a lovely treat. My mother pointed out that I had what looked like a nest on my roof. I thought it was just some old twigs that got stuck on the ice blocker strips.
On closer inspection, it turned out to be two nests! I am sure that they are from last year and they just need to be removed, otherwise they will block the gutters.
I took this picture from the upstairs window looking down on them.
This is my black copper maran hen - her name is Onyx. She lays the darkest egg of my flock.
During my parents' visit, we went to the waterfowl park - a favourite walking spot. I took this picture of a male American Robin on the walk. I think his mate was collecting nest materials so he was keeping an eye out while she was busy. He followed along beside us for a while. This shot has shadow on his wing but I still really like the picture.
Keeping with the bird theme, I was also really pleased with this recent shot of a purple finch who was visiting my feeders. They are such vividly coloured birds.