Cookie Baking And Picture Taking

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…


White-breasted Nuthatch


Downy Woodpecker


Carolina Chickadee

…as did a more colorful cast of characters.


Northern Cardinal (male)


Blue Jay


Pine Warbler

A thoroughly enjoyable day.  And now it’s time for Santino’s pizza and an episode of Elementary.  Life is good!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Cookie Baking And Picture Taking

  1. vsperry says:

    I want a chocolate chunk cookie and I want to know what bark butter is. Please.

  2. kathydoremus says:

    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. 🙂

  3. 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?

    • kathydoremus says:

      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. 🙂

    • And don’t forget Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock’ 🙂 (special coming up on New Years’ Day here – hooray!)

  4. Jodi says:

    Yay for birds and cookies and Tom’s spent with your daughter. 😊

  5. Jodi says:

    Time not Tom’s ugh need coffee

  6. Birds of all kinds of colors – so beautiful!!! And you´re cookies look so yummie, I wish I was there to get some!!! 😉

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. Tiny says:

    Your birds are so beautiful!! And the cookies…make me want to bake tomorrow. I can smell the happiness 🙂

  9. 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! 😉

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