I was surprised and pleased to see that fall had arrived in full force in North Texas while we were in Europe over Thanksgiving. Foliage was turning everywhere you looked. Unfortunately, fall weather had also arrived -- chilly, damp weather that was no fun to shoot in.
Good news came this weekend, with warm temperatures and clear skies in the forecast. So I made plans to nose around the northeast shore of Grapevine Lake with a buddy to see what shots we could find.
Cedar Waxwings, so we looked around trying to find them. Lo and behold, a small flock was greedily devouring all the berries on a tree on the other side of the temporary lake. That unfortunately meant I couldn't get as close as I would have liked to shoot them. But honestly, I can never get quite as close as I'd like. :)
We spent three hours wandering around, seeing plenty of signs of deer, coyote, and armadillo activity but sadly not the animals themselves. Still, it was good to get a taste of fall before the leaves are all of the trees and winter is officially upon us!