Archive - Nov 18, 2006

Another rodent



The muskrats have been sitting on the ice for the past two weeks, taking frequent dips to find more food, then coming up to nibble it down.



One doesn't expect such elegance from the common cattail.


Perfect November Day

I have been bemoaning the gray, dismal weather. There really hasn't been much to photograph for a couple of weeks--until today.



As the sun set, the colors of November really came to life.



The cattail reeds caught the sunshine and contrast well with the pewter color of the ice.



The leaves and grass are still visible beneath the ice.

Swamp Drama

I have been outside most of the day today, probably the most beautiful November day one could ever imagine. It is perfectly still. I can hear the trains 10 miles away. And the birds.

While walking around the swamp, I saw a weasel playing in the reeds. I ran and got my camera.



I was happy to get this posed shot. Weasels don't sit still for long, and this one was jumping back and forth.


Santana wins Cy Young

He deserved it. I still don't think he was as good this year as he was two years ago. He was only comfortable in about half his games. Some of the others featured more walks than usual and a high pitch count.

Santana's just going to get better. I am already looking forward to watching him pitch next season.