Mt. Rainer from the north part of the Snoqualmie valley with swans.
I always seem to forget just how low the sun is to the horizon in the winter... I looked it up - add 23.5 to your latitude and then subtract it from 90 - Yikes. Makes for about 20-some degrees with an 9 and counting down to 8 hour arc. So getting good light for a photo is tough. It seems the sun is always in my eyes when I want to shoot something.
Anyway, to the birds who come from north of here for the winter it still seems good. Fields with leftovers are good for the trumpeter swans - no tundra ones today - as well as Canada, Cackling and Snow Geese. Lots of those around as well.
We saw some swans on a lake - when they take off it's a magical sound as their wing beats echo of the surface of the water.