Male Hairy woodpecker at the suet feeder.
Female Northern Flicker (woodpecker) at the suet feeder.
Pretty fall color, and striking vein pattern, in an English Ivy leaf.
Here we see the microclimate effect. The exposed half of the ageratum is shriveled from nights in the 20s, while the side closer to the garage is still alive.
Here again, nicotiana looks fresh along this sheltered border, where underground water flows down from the hills, keeping the soil temperature above freezing for a longer period.
A privet in the brush pile, from a seed delivered by birds. The deer bite the growth off, leaving these fringe shrubs scrappy looking, but this one has produced excellent color.