Monday, March 3, 2014

Icy Monday

What a great day to stay inside!
Chili Fixin's

And make chili!  That's ground tenderloin thawing on the tray.  Gonna make some great-tastin' chili!

Woke up to a light coating of ice.  Fog had frozen on the underbrush on the upside of our hill.

Frozen Fog
On days like today, the many bird species consent to dine together.

Finches and Juncos Together

This young goldfinch couldn't quite figure out how to get to the feeder.  It's been perched there all morning.

Young goldfinch
The downey woodpecker has been too fast for me to catch at the feeder.  But I did get the nuthatch.

Nuthatch feeding upside down
Mama cardinal finally showed up.  They are territorial and we rarely have more than two families in our yard.  I love to watch them crack sunflower seeds and spit the shells out the sides of their beaks!

Mama cardinal
We also have a bluebird family, even though we don't really have bluebird habitat.  I count them a blessing every time I see them.

Yes, it's a great day to stay inside, watch the birds, cook some chili, and maybe get a little sewing done.


  1. What beautiful photos of birds in the snow! I love them! Thanks for agreeing to help me out with my block drive! I hope we can make a lot of quilts for a lot of veterans!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kevin. Tomorrow I'll post a picture of my progress on "your" quilt. Is the pattern original to you, or do you have a source? Want to give credit where it's due. Please check back and take a look.


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