Animals, Birding, Hiking, Photos, Ponds, Travel December in Fallbrook December 24, 2011 / Coots on the pond Sunlight in the sleeping willows. Tranquility (try not to look at the houses). Tough and determined roots being fed by decaying golden leaves. An impromptu Christmas tree: a snag decorated with juniper, cranberries and bird seed. Lush green weeds keeping a low profile in the winter. Stately sycamores; their leaves shed to keep their roots warm. A season of greens, golds and blues. Coyote bush seed fluff glowing white instead of snow.