An Awakening

The other day, I was looking through old photos taken over the last several years.  Wow, the kids have changed so much.  Many things have changed.  Then, suddenly it hit me.  I had been thinking about why I have not blogged much recently.  I think I know.  I think when Angus left us, he took a bit of my heart….

In thinking about Wee Angus, I think if he would have been able to speak, he would have told us to just “get on with it”!   Now that I have gained that insight, I guess I had better.  Get on with it, that is!

Things are busy here….not doing anything really outstanding, but keeping us doing “something” all the time!

As I am writing this, the chatter outside my window is insane!  I have a Thistle “sock” hanging outside the bedroom window.  This is such a cool feeder for the birds.  It has two exceedingly powerful suction cups that keep it attached to the window.  The Goldfinches were the first to find this sock and appreciate it,  but now a flock of House Finches comes by as well.  When those little buggers are feeding, it gets so noisy!

These are the Goldfinches who seem to eat much more peaceably than the House Finches!

And these are the House Finches!  I took this photo and was amazed at how *dirty* the window was!!! Yes, one cannot hide anything from the camera lens!  I did clean the window off really well after this particular shoot and was a bit more prepared the next time I took photos!

I love these birds….they have the cute little Raspberry Red “cap” as well as breasts.

And this is when it gets really noisy!   I have tried to count just how many birds can fit on that “sock”, but it was impossible!

I have taken so many photos and they are all just waiting to share, so I will try to be more diligent and post!  Oh, and one last photo!

Yup, Ben’s finished project, complete with the sun!  Now, the sides on this are only temporary.  When we purchased the building, we drove to Pennsylvania to pick it up to save some money.  When the crew loaded the package onto our trailer, they used two pieces of scrap to wrap the package in so the metal wouldn’t get scratched.  Ben was not happy to put those pieces on the sides, but it was easier than storing them for now.  We do plan to add wooden sides on the building, then a garage door on the front.  It will certainly look better!

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  1. I thought I had commented on this yesterday, but the computer has a mind of its own these days!! What beautiful birds you have had feeding at your little feeder! This cold weather is unbelievable isn’t it?? The girlz’ paws have been freezing right to the ground!! Hope you guys are doing well! Let me know when you want to do lunch!

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