We have had some REALLY cold temps this past weekend,
cold by Kansas City metro standards.
Friday and Saturday were bad driving days. My two oldest
grands, Chris and Nathan, were able to get here from Garnett,
but we were held inside all day Saturday with blowing snow,
ice and treacherous driving. Our Yoder family Christmas was also cancelled on
Saturday, as driving was unsafe.
However... the birds.... have been enjoying their bounty both
on our patio and on the back deck.
The other day, tapping interrupted my reading of the newspaper at the kitchen table.
I looked up to see this.
I have seen him twice since then (red-bellied woodpecker).
I bought peanuts for the mix at the end of last week, but no one is eating them... the
mice are going to have a blast (and maybe stay outside!) .
Mourning doves have joined the finches, chicadees and juncoes on the deck.
I have a heated dog bowl out there, too, and am also maintaining water on the patio.
I'm having to take pictures through the window.
I love the doves.
It's hard to get the juncoes... the sun doesn't hit them and it's hard to get them on the camera.
Sister watches Bird TV most of the day. She turned as she heard me behind her.
and Lilly are going stir-crazy, we haven't been able to walk since
Thursday. Maybe tomorrow.
Are you all ready for Christmas?