Usually I see swans, Canada geese and a variety of ducks. however, on this trip I saw this deer paddling down the river.
The morning sun back lighting the fern fronds made them look like flames jumping out of the “blue”
The banks of this creek were thick with frost which accentuated the morning sun reflecting on the water.
I generally don’t have much luck photographing herons. This one was busy looking for dinner and wasn’t concerned about me or my camera.