It was cold and a bit blustery today – perfect weather for cookie baking and picture taking!
My daughter and I spent the morning making Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chunk cookies, which filled the house with a mouth-watering, happiness-inducing aroma.
Later on, I bundled up and went outside to replenish the backyard feeders. Now, some might beg to differ, but it really is invigorating to take pictures when you can’t feel your nose or your toes!
This Red-bellied Woodpecker watched from the edge of the yard and then swooped in to help himself to some Bark Butter.
A male Bluebird stopped in for a bite to eat, his feathers giving evidence of the brisk breeze, and then flew off to a sunny branch to soak in the sunshine.
Meanwhile, a female Bluebird patrolled the deck rail in search of mealworms, and was not disappointed.
A crew of mostly monochrome birds dropped in…
…as did a more colorful cast of characters.
A thoroughly enjoyable day. And now it’s time for Santino’s pizza and an episode of Elementary. Life is good!
17 thoughts on “Cookie Baking And Picture Taking”
I want a chocolate chunk cookie and I want to know what bark butter is. Please.
Well….the chocolate chunk cookies did turn out delightful. And Bark Butter is a suet type spread that can be bought at Wild Birds Unlimited. It attracts a lot of different birds. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Oh, Kathy, thank you so much for more wonderful closeups! Bless your bones, lady! I’ve not heard of “Elementary”, but if you like it, I have a feeling I might also. Is it a current show or a DVD of something from the past?
Get thyself on Amazon and order season one of Elementary! (I have season 2 on my Christmas list) It is a current tv show, but has such good character development and witty dialogue that I am addicted. I don’t watch much tv other than sports and the food network, but this one is a must see. 🙂
I’m the same – current TV IMO is mostly junk. We do like The Middle and some British shows like Doc Martin and Downton and Broadchurch. Will have to check this one out! Thx K!
And don’t forget Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock’ 🙂 (special coming up on New Years’ Day here – hooray!)
Yay for birds and cookies and Tom’s spent with your daughter. 😊
Hmmm…I was getting ready to ask who this Tom character was that my daughter is spending time with!
Thought of you when I took the cookie picture…I need pointers!
lol! Sorry to scare you!
Time not Tom’s ugh need coffee
Birds of all kinds of colors – so beautiful!!! And you´re cookies look so yummie, I wish I was there to get some!!! 😉
They did turn out quite delicious…and if you were here you would be welcome to sample! Round two of cookie baking begins soon. 🙂
Awesome captures and variety, your backyard visitors were probably smelling the sweet aroma of cookies wafting from your kitchen! Daughter and I just completed two full days of our annual holiday cookie-baking. Good times! And sore feet, lol. Glad to hear you and your daughter do the same. 🙂
Your birds are so beautiful!! And the cookies…make me want to bake tomorrow. I can smell the happiness 🙂
The combination of warm chocolate and cinnamon smells was luxurious. By all means, bake away!
I am out of chocolate chips or chunks but I suddenly have a hankering to make a batch of some Blueberry/Orange Muffins right now…. blame it on your bluebirds! 😉
That sounds yummy!
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