male cardinals are lighting the fresh snow
about 6 make constant visits, with their ladies, to my mother's feeders.
although they are common here - their plumage boasts greatly in winter
we also have an unlikely visitor for this time of year:
a couple of robins peeping from the trees
they nestle on the earth which house's heat has kept defrosted
(Patrick must think i'm a nut -
spending so much time with my camera to my eye -
trying desperately to get a nice picture of birds)
lovely to not busy myself with "should do's"
i'm simply enjoying feeding pound upon pound of seed
to these feathered beaus
Christmas was splendiferously busy
and felt wonderful
now it's time to hunker in and hibernate slightly.