Winter in Northern, Virginia can be a paradox of color. Many mornings are grey and bleak, but when the conditions are right, color explodes, whether it be morning light on the Potomac or a clear, brilliant blue sky.
The little dots are a smorgasbord of birds. Limited resources, plus minimizing movement to keep warm, means species that normally segregate themselves now hang out together.
A lone goose perches on a rock during sunrise.