Sometimes something as simple as noticing a new bloom, seeing leaves covered with ice crystals on a frosty morning, or dew drops on the roses after an Oregon rain can make the day special.  Looking at how the sunlight shines through the Ponderosa branches, marveling at the incredible colors of leaves in the fall -- I could fill many pages with just the things I've seen and photographed in the last few weeks.  However, I had to make choices of what to share.  And that wasn't easy.