One of my favorite Christmas songs is Amy Grant’s version of Tennessee Christmas. I can’t help but smile and sing along whenever I hear this song.
Well, yesterday we had our own Tennessee Christmas. Hubby, the kids, and I packed up the presents and journeyed to the outskirts of Knoxville to spend the day celebrating with family. It was a day filled with card games, and gift giving, and cookie eating, and much laughter. To top it off, my companions gave me time to indulge in a bit of bird picture taking.
Here are a few of their backyard visitors.
This male Cardinal gobbled up seed while his female counterpart watched from the nearby branches.
Titmice and Nuthatches also made frequent landings.
A steady drizzle fell for much of the day, but it didn’t dampen our spirits and it didn’t deter the birds.
In the end, a lovely time was had by all.