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Snowbound! But there is also good news to share!
Submitted by Pam on Sat, 12/27/2008 - 21:42
And the good news first! I am going to continue Gingerbread Snowflakes. But at a slower pace - posting about once or twice a month until the Fall, when I will be back full blast! I am having way too much fun to stop now! I know for sure you can look forward to craft tutorials and maybe a few treasured recipes... who knows.
That Diane, it's all her fault - I am not only hooked, but I would miss all of you so much if I didn't continue. I have made some wonderful new friends and I so appreciate the support all of you have offered me over the past two months. Thank you for being a part of my new adventure.
And now, my snowbound tale.
It has been snowing, and snowing, and snowing, and snowing, and snowing......
And since we have been totally snowed in, and I had all my holiday preparations done before the flakes started falling, there has been little to keep me occupied except to make sure all the little birds trying to survive in our frozen forest have plenty to eat.
I have been standing just inside the kitchen door, photographing them through two panes of glass (and not so clean glass at that). Thanks to my husband, who trudged through the knee-deep snow to the market five blocks away, our little friends have plenty to eat.
So here they are!
Our big bully Blue Jay trying to get every morsel in the feeder in one bite!
One of our many little Sparrows...
And our precious little Finch...
And our Dark-Eyed Junco, who usually prefers the floor of the deck - but the rail is where the food is!
We have LOTS of Sparrows...
And never too many Rufous-Sided Towhees. Love those big red eyes.
It is very hard to catch the Black-Capped Chickadee - they never seem to stay in one place more than a second or two...
But my Sparrows and Finches not only are willing to share a meal with almost anyone, but they also seem to relish leisurely meals at the bird feeder - at least until this guy shows up:
Our resident Hairy Woodpecker - not the friendliest fellow in the forest.
Is this not the cutest little guy ever!
And, of course, we have way more than enough of these little thieves, who eat far more than their share of the feasts we set out for the birds. They are not even above eating the birdfeeder itself!
Now, here's a beautiful holiday celebration my husband and I were a part of just as the "Arctic Blast" got underway.
We photographed a fairy tale Christmas wedding in Downtown Portland. This is my day job... photographing weddings.
Thank you for visiting. See you soon.