I took these Bodie Island Lighthouse photos over the holidays on the Hatteras National Seashore. It was a great blue sky, sunny, cold and crisp day. The lighthouse itself was closed for the season, but the grounds were open, and the observing deck at the end of the walkway was full of birdwatchers and a couple of painters. It is quite the serene site if you’re ever out that way. The waterfowl alone in the winter are pretty amazing to see so many species there.