I've been waiting some time for a chance to use
this picture of a solitary cardinal, his breast showing bright red
against the gray sky. Since they are here year 'round,
the fall weather seems appropriate to show him, foraging
for food among the trees and seeds in the neighborhood.
When I took this picture of the kite eating mulberry tree,
I was hoping its leaves would show a bit more gold
in the afternoon light. They didn't, but I like it anyway.
I'll go back, and try again. The clouds in the sky won't be the same.
Maybe it will be better.