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!