I have tried for more than 10 years to get a decent shot of a Belted Kingfisher. This one isn't great - but it is the best I've ever gotten and I must say I am thrilled to have captured it. This was taken during our visit to Claytor Lake State Park for our 2019 Christmas Celebration.
"Have you ever noticed a tree
standing naked against the sky,
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song.
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring.
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves,
Which in due season fall and are blown away.
And this is the way of life."