I find it necessary to just set everything aside once in a while and take some fun, exploring time.
This afternoon we did that. Not that we hadn't been to this spot before. But never in winter. Today we were amused by some form of pheasant. They crossed the drive in front of our car and lined up at the door like they were waiting for a restaurant to open. Several peered in the window, but mostly they squawked incessantly. I don't know if that's because they were darn hungry and were overdue a feeding, or if they were quite perturbed that our car was somewhat blocking their exit from the doorway. Nevertheless, an amusing flock.