Sunday, January 1, 2012

The watchers

It was a snowy morning, very snowy, and neither cat wanted to go out. While they often are curled up on chairs or in front of the fire, they both decided to watch the huge flocks of tiny birds that landed on the deck this particularly morning.

The birds hide instead in the mugo pine off the deck, well aware that at any minute the cats could arrive and force them to flee... after a bit, they gain courage and the feeding frenzy is on. I'm overly generous some days with the seed, specially when the snow is deep and it's very cold. And there are then often spots on the deck filled with mourning doves, house sparrows, chickadees, blue jays, goldfinches and American tree sparrows.
The goldfinches and house sparrows are hungry, so they stack the silo feeder while others wait, sometimes not so patiently - always making an interesting morning's activity outside for me - oh and the cats as well.
And so it will continue in 2012.

We all wish you the very best for a wonderful new year - filled with lots of interesting things and even more laughter and joy!


  1. Beautiful post Barbara, the cats sure look like they are content on watching the snow! Love the photos in this post!

  2. Thank you both for your kind words... both of you have enviable sites that I visit regularly (and I hope my readers visit you as well) and most thoroughly enjoy. I'm delighted that you have stopped by. Thanks.