Today’s forecast bore out with, clear skies and chilly temperatures (though mercifully, not much wind).
I had a meeting about the Crescent Harbor MMO work this morning, and the memorial for Marge Ward this afternoon, so I was not tempted to try getting out for a longer excursion.
I did make a trip over to the airport, and watched the runway for a bit to see if the bluebird or Snow Buntings might show up. I also checked out the golf course, and was a little surprised to see all the cars in the parking lot. It didn’t take long to realize they were there for sledding (there haven’t been many opportunities in recent years).
There was still a bit of open water in front of the radio station, and in it were crowded nearly 50 Ring-necked Ducks with a few mallards on the ice nearby.
The sunset occurred while I was at Marge’s memorial service, so I’m not sure if there was much of an opportunity for a green flash, but I did enjoy seeing the alpenglow on the mountains, and the waxing gibbous moon high in the sky through the windows.