To add to the Christmas Day excitement - IT SNOWED!! Pretty scene looking across the street - first Christmas Day snow in Portland since some time in the 90's
Unlike us, the wild creatures don't get a holiday from the cold and snow. The juncos sure appreciated the cracked corn we left out for them, and received a probably-unintended present from the cats, who stayed indoors and let them chatter and feed in peace.
The cherry tree in the side yard - still photogenic despite being half-dead - looked elegant with a dusting of snow
Very pretty, neh?