California scrub-jay

January 2021

“‘Hear! hear!’ screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, ‘winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it.'”
— Henry David Thoreau

Hummingbird in flight

December 2020

“A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days.”
— Kiran Bantawa

Northern flicker

November 2020

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Oak tree

October 2020

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
— Stanley Horowitz

Blackberries

September 2020

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.”
— Helen Hunt Jackson