Forgot to show you Lily in her holiday finery. Her she is in her Christmas collar and her new elf hat. She's glad all the presents are gone from under the tree. Instead of sleeping on her little mat in front of the tree, she's getting up under the tree on the sheet to nap. Too cute!
It started snowing yesterday morning around 4:00 or so. It snowed, sleeted, rained, or a mixture all day. It was beautiful!
The birds were going crazy! Darting back and forth from the trees to the feeders to the ground to the feeders. I filled all the feeders this morning and probably need to fill them again. There were tons of Goldfinches, Cardinals, Purple Finches, Titmice, Chickadees, Mourning Doves, Downey Woodpeckers, and Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays LOVE the peanut feeder. They will fly over and wrestle a peanut out of the feeder and then take off to the nearest tree. Then, a moment later, they'll do it all over again. This goes on and on until they've taken most of the peanuts out of the feeder. I say "they" but I actually only see one Blue Jay at a time. Of course, they have a little help emptying the peanut feeder from the Cardinals and Titmice.
The Goldfinch played their favorite game - How Many Goldfinches Can Fit On A Thistle Feeder.
I took this picture of the house before the the grass was covered.
I finished a flap hat for Miss B. and got it in the mail today. It should match the mitts I made for her and sent last week. This hat is from Knitting Pure & Simple's Baby Hats, Mitts, and Booties pattern. I knit it using Plymouth Yarns' Superwash Merino.
Well, it's back to work tomorrow although I've been working on and off all week checking messages and doing reports. My morning appointment might be canceled due to the weather - will have to wait and see. Time off has been wonderful! Mom and Daddy will probably leave Friday. We've had a great Christmas together. Hope you all had a great holiday. Now it's ON to the NEW YEAR!