Life is different when you look at the details. The year is still young and the nights are chilly but the camelias are already blooming. It seems like only a few weeks ago that the trees finished shedding their leaves and we already have color returning. If things keep up this way we're going to have a rather disappointing winter for the skiers and snowboarders but I wouldn't be at all opposed to a nice mild winter given that the rain seemed endless last year.
Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/60 sec @ 320 ISO