By Kim Charles

Sunrise through bare Pin Oak branches.

Erla Richards embraces the seasonal changes in Oregon.

"We have had more than 18 inches of rain since the first of October here in Independence, Oregon.  But, I love this time of year.  To be able to sit in the warmth of my home, watch football with a blanket and cat on my lap, and look out the window and see the silhouetted branches, the birds that depend on us for sustenance, the changing winter sky . . . all the gifts God bestows to us . . . I am blessed."


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Stunning beauty of the hungry Stella Jays that grace us with their presence.

Full moon through winter bare oaks.

Fog drops on spider web.

Yuletide Camellia that dares to bloom this time of year.

Old walnut tree against a winter sky.

Rare clear blue sky though Ash branches.

Partridge in a pear tree? No, robins in Ash waiting for spring.

Weathering the cold at the suet feeder.

A visitor strolling by bare thicket at sunset.

Foggy silhouettes.

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