Happy New Year! Yesterday, on the last day of the year, I saw my first Snowy Owl of the year. The owl had been hanging around the airport and it took me five visits to finally find him.

Thanks to meteorologist Jeff Porter for showing my photo of a Pine Siskin visiting our brave and battered feeder on Jeff's morning weather report for WWMT-Channel 3, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

A Pine Siskin just visited our feeder. Last fall/winter we didn't see one until late January. Most years we don't get them at all. (Michigan, USA)

Hoping to catch when the sun sets directly between these two buildings, I made this extremely manual time-lapse of the sunset last night.

I hope to see some Snowy Owls again this winter. Here's one from November 2017 at Muskegon Wastewater System, sitting on the side of gravel road.

@maloki I read somewhere having a good day can be very regenerating and boost self-healing mechanisms. I had a good day too, partially because you spread kindness over people in my timeline. såv så gott!

Today's backyard birds included White-throated Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Pileated Woodpecker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, and this little Red-breasted Nuthatch. (Lowell, Michigan, USA)

Did you guys know I sell T-shirt’s? Consider buying one! All funds go to my top surgery in December! designbyhumans.com/shop/krisbu

Unusual tri-colored sand, Van Buren State Park beach, southwestern Michigan. First year I've ever seen it at this beach.

Colored sand at Van Buren State Park beach in southern Michigan. The black is from the mineral “magnetite” and the red is from the mineral “hematite.”

Ferocious log alligator, Van Buren State Park, Michigan.

One of 2,500 species of North American leafhoppers. More than this, I do not know. This guy is about 1/4" (8mm) long.

Little blue damselfly perched on a blade of grass.

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