Friday, December 26, 2008
Just too Distracting!
The kitty and I sit at the kitchen table, while I have my morning coffee and try to do some reading and studying. Between the cat, who likes to be right in the middle of everything, (literally), and the distracting blue jays, I have had a little difficulty concentrating.
After only a few days the blue jays are beginning to watch for their morning peanuts. Of course they think it should be a never ending supply.
This one was a dud and was promptly tossed to the ground.
These pictures were taken yesterday, while the weather was clear. They still had their peanuts today, but it was too rainy for pictures.
There were several terrible accidents here today just a few miles from my home. The temperatures were hovering right around freezing and it appeared to be just rain; very quickly the roads turned icy and caused eight accidents that took the lives of three people. It's just December and we still have several more months of this.
I fixed some homemade suet today. I used lard and peanut butter for the base and then just threw in whatever I had on hand. Let's see, there were raisins, peanuts, 10 grain flour, cornmeal, dried bread crumbs, cracked corn, sunflower seeds, and oatmeal.
Hopefully it won't attract the starlings like it did last year. They loved this stuff!
This might sound a little cheesy, but I like to think of the birds as flowers for my winter garden. If you provide for their basic needs during the winter months, you will have a beautiful bouquet of winter flowers to cheer you and brighten your days! It looks like we just might need that this year!