Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sidewalk Christmas Cheer

My daughter and I lined the walkway with a few of these giant candy canes yesterday. She was concerned Santa wouldn't spot our house because we didn't put lights on the house this year (because of the weather). This will do the trick.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow, Rain, Snow!

Our weather pattern has turned to snow, rain, snow...and about an hour after I took this photo last night, back to rain :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kitty Indoor Lawnmowers

I am growing a few little containers of wheat grass for winter kitty snacks. As you can see, they're a big hit.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Garden Flag

A seasonal yard decoration. I put this up two weeks ago and just noticed yesterday it was backwards, and with Merry Christmas written on it, it was noticeable. I turned it around.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Back for Seconds

Back for more. Bird-expert friends tell me this is a sharp-shinned hawk. It drops by our backyard bird feeders to catch juncos, finches and sparrows.

I See 21

Bird silhouettes against our colorless skies.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bird Dinner Party - Robin and Northern Flicker

Lots of tasty bug goodies to be found under the leaves as the snow melts. And geesh. There are still a lot of leaves that should be raked...if the weather cooperates before spring.

Somebody's Watching Me

And this bird patiently waited for a couple of hours outside my office window until I filled the feeder.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Nest of Snow

This was a robin's nest. One they built but never used.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blue Bowl of Big Snow

Another perspective on our snow storm this week. This is a bird bath.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Goldfinch Dressed for Winter

I refilled the thistle feeder after the big snow storm and it was instantly popular.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

House Sparrow Fluffed Up

A little girl sparrow waiting her turn to swoop in for a snack at the platform feeder.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's a Bird Eat Bird World

Over at today, I'm featuring a photo of an American Kestrel that was making a racket in the backyard yesterday. This hawk, unsure of the identification, got its picture taken just after capturing an Oregon junco in the front yard yesterday.