I just finished reading a post from Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is. Mary is across the country from me and in bitter cold winter weather. I have on a light sweater, it’s raining, and I just finished sweeping the porch while listening to the rare sound of the rain drops on my roof. But Mary and I are thinking much in the same way; wanting to wind down from the holidays and enjoy the decorations and lights for a few more days. She writes about her “winter nesting tree” and shows lots of great photographs of the special tree she created for the new year.
Years ago I began my tradition of hanging up “snowflakes” in January. I made my “snowflakes” by repurposing a tattered crocheted vintage table cloth. I made more this year so I can turn my desert habitat into a cozy “winter wonderland” .
The sun just poked it’s way out from behind the clouds, the rain might be over. The birds will be throwing quite a party soon. There are English sparrows, house finches, cactus wren, hummingbirds, gila woodpeckers, gold finches and towhees in the backyard. Occasionally a cardinal couple stops by and once in a while there is a vermillion flycatcher. Maybe this is the “south” they are rumored to fly to in the winter. I’ve got some bread crumbs ready to take to them.
Thanks for listening. Take care.