Winter drags on

Went out to take some photos at sunset tonight. I noticed that sunset occurs a full hour later now than it did in December. We are just about two months away from the shortest day of the year. That means the darkest 1/3 of the year is behind us. However, we are in the grip of a little cold spell which is more January than March. Single digits today, and below zero tonight.

I don't often take pictures of deer. They are the rural equivalent of pigeons. Pretty, but so numerous that they qualify as pests. This one posed nicely before bolting the second I snapped the shot.