The sun is shining, no wind to speak of but it is about 42 degrees on the porch so I have been cutting down on the swinging time with Brandy.
I have seen several of the woodpeckers at the suet. Mostly Downy and Hairy but I finally saw my favorite, the Red-bellied Woodpecker which is the largest in our part of the state. I haven’t had the camera out to try to catch pictures because just going to the kitchen window they clear the area.
I did manage to get out to the bird houses.
I have two of these out by the frog pond.
It was important that I clean them out .
Both were full of nest material.
Last year I waited until Spring and found a very sad sight when I went to clean them. It seemed that some birds tried to crowd in and died in the process. I was sure not going to have that this year.
Speaking of frog ponds.
This is all I can see of mine because of the overgrowth.
If I were staying here and a few years younger I would be out there clearing the area but I just waited too long to worry about that now.
Well I finished the other three ornaments but none are like the original pattern. When you can’t make something work you punt which I did!
Instead of trying to wrap and then place the beads and sequins I combined them.
The next one I didn’t use the gold cord.
Just the beads and sequins
The last I tried to create a swirl design.
Now my lines are completely by eye so it certainly isn’t perfect.
I think I’ll spend the next few days looking at recipes because I think I want to cook the Thanksgiving dinner for a change. There are a few dishes that have caught my eye and I’d like it to be a special day for my family. Every time I think of a grocery store dinner I mentally wrinkle my nose. ( Maybe Christmas I will go that way.)
So let me know how your plans are going and what you want to make.