Some would crop the leaf cluster at the top of the frame. But for me,
it hints at much more color in this beautiful maple tree, so I kept it.
This morning it was 33 degrees, with frost in the pasture that slopes down to the pond. There's plenty of firewood to keep the farmhouse warm, and a cat on the bed. But I got up anyway. Eight ducks have moved onto the pond, swollen to normal size after days and days of rain. I'm loving the earlier sunrise... more daylight for this morning person. The rising sunlight through our neighbor's maples makes them look like stained glass, green and gold and red against our dark green cedar trees.