It's not always black and white...
Although today it is kind of black and white, with a hint of sepia. Still nursing a sore throat and sniffles and still not sure if it's a cold or sinuses. But, at least I hauled myself outside for a while today which was nice. I took a couple of fun Cardinal shots (and I'll put one in Extra) but it was this female Downy Woodpecker that I liked the best. Gave her a quick run through Silver Efex and ... voila!
Had a Titmouse scare today. I had just come inside when I heard that horrible "thunk" on the window. I ran outside and found a Titmouse laying on the deck, beak open, clearly in distress. In a flash, I was inside, getting a "rescue box" set up and lined with paper towels. Then, back outside where I gently placed him in the box and put it (covered) in the garage for 20 minutes. With heart in throat, I took the box outside and opened the lid... to see a little mound of soft gray feathers. Fearing the worst, I opened the box a little more ... and whoosh! Out he flew, up into the cherry tree where one of his buddies was chattering. And off they went, with a big story to tell. And back inside I went, with a heart that felt very full.
I make it a point to find something to feel grateful about every day. Some days I work a little harder, and others (like today) it's easy.