I missed my chance to get a photo of a Swallow-tailed kite this morning–it was gone by the time I got outside with the camera, and I was very disappointed. I also missed a night shot of the moon in a cloudy sky, with the moon disappearing behind some heavier clouds before I went out. So all I have today are a couple of pine cone photos.

Young green pinecones are growing at the top of the big pine tree.


Lower on the tree there are lots of older, dark brown pine cones. They’ll be there for awhile before they fall–though one or two did come down the other day in a thunderstorm.