We have two big skylights in the bedroom that I look out first thing in the morning. There is a big tree next to our house and it's fun to watch the changing seasons through the 'picture frame' of the skylight. This morning was especially cold (16F / -9C) and the first thing I saw in the skylight was two little birdies huddling together for warmth. In the photo below, they appear to be only one bird because of how close together they are. My best guess as to their species is Northern Mockingbird, but I would happily be proven wrong by one of the many ornithology experts that read my blog.
And finally, at least one eagle-eyed reader guessed our Halloween costumes correctly. I was dressed as Marie Curie, Ben was Pierre Curie, and the dogs were Radium and Polonium. The cutest radioactive elements I've ever seen. If you look closely, you can see that we were imitating Marie and Pierre post-mortem. For more information on these amazing scientists and how they each met their unfortunate demise, read an encyclopedia. Or visit Wikipedia. Wikipedia: like an encyclopedia, only internettier.*
*Unofficial motto of Wikipedia.