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Patience paid off. I finally got some good shots of the little gray tufted titmouse last week.



Winter Plumage

A female goldfinch visited our bird feeder recently. They aren’t as pretty in winter…however, spring is just around the corner.



New Visitor

The weather this last week ha been really nasty. As a result, the bird feeder was very, very busy. Of all of the birdies, we got a single red winged black bird that came to feed. Beautiful bird.




Left then Right

This squirrel had its left paw then its right held up and clenched like a fist.  It was very cold the day Glen took its picture.  Maybe it was trying to keep its paws warm.




Annual Girls Day Out

My friends, Ila, Vickie and I had our annual Christmas girls day out yesterday.  We went down to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City.  We decided to eat at the restaurant Zocalo.  The food was very tasty and the adult beverage that I ordered was call a gin blossom and it was fantastic!


We had our waitress take our picture, which as you can see didn’t turn out that great.


We had a great time.  Wish we could manage to spend more time together.


A view of the Country Club Plaza Christmas lights.


Vickie loved the flower baskets and wanted a picture with them.  Here she is being silly.


While Glen was out hunting/sitting in his deer stand he spotted this squirrel.  You may have to click on the picture to enlarge it enough to really be able to see it.




Happy Monday everyone.  Hope you have fantastic start to your week.



A Gathering


Very Cold Sunset

Saturday was opening day of deer season.  While Glen was out sitting in his deer stand, he took a few pictures of the sunset.




Wooly Bear


This is a wooly bear caterpillar.  I grew up calling them wooly worms.  This is the larval form of the Isabella Tiger Moth.   This caterpillar, according to legend, forecasts the coming winter weather.  Again I defer to the Old Farmers Almanac, (, “the wider that middle brown section is (i.e., the more brown segments there are), the milder the coming winter will be. Conversely, a narrow brown band is said to predict a harsh winter. ”  So, it is the wooly worm vs the persimmon seed in weather prediction.  I am voting for the wooly worm 🙂

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