Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Busy Week

This little Goldfinch showed up at our feeders today.
The bright color was a surprize for this time of year. The last few days we have had two Robins around. They look quite cold and out of place. They are coming to drink from the heated birdbath. Even though we are putting out raisins they are not interested. The past week has been very busy,driving extra-curicular trips daily.This was what I saw yesterday while waiting for the students to come out for a trip to the movie theater. Our supervisor had invited all drivers for a coffee in the morning. Looks like most of them were able to attend. In the few hours I had at home I spent some time baking. This is the bread ready for the oven.
And the loaves ready to eat.
Great acts are made of small deeds

16 comments:

  1. Yum Ruth---I can almost taste that bread!!! I truly think I can smell it.. There's nothing that smells better than fresh bread cooking.

    I cannot believe that your Goldfinch had so much color. Ours are VERY dull!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. I think that's the most striking goldfinch I've seen this winter!

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  3. How wonderful to see that little Goldfinch! And the poor Robins - I hope they survive the cold. Those are lovely loaves of bread, Ruth. Mine never turn out quite so nice. Maybe you have a few tips on shaping and putting them to rise.
    I enjoy making bread, but I don't have a lot of experience. Happy Holidays!

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  4. Ruth, you shouldn't tempt a guy on a diet with such delicious looking bread. I'm still drooling as I write this!
    I think Betsy is ready to get a heated bird bath for our deck.

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  5. That bread made me hungry too :-) Nice to see the birds are appreciating your heated birdbath Ruth. We have one too, and the Sparrows still use it , even when its minus 30 outside!

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  6. A wonderful post Ruth!
    Shivering little birds with a heated pool, no that reallly is spreading joy at Christmas time.
    Love the photo of the buses all gathered for a picnic while their drivers exchange horror stories of icy roads over cups of tea.
    I wonder how many mouths you feed and how large your oven is. Mine only holds three at a time.
    Can I pop over for a slice of yours? It looks delicious. I'll bring the butter and jam shall I?
    If only....

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  7. Robins and a breeding plumage Goldfinch. If it wasn't for the snow, I would think you were teasing! ;-)
    Homemade bread is too good, therefore I do not make it anymore.

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  8. I think your birds are confused! Bright yellow goldfinches and robins at this time fo year?? The bread looks wonderful!

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  9. Great bird shots and you're right - the goldfinch looks pretty bright for December. I can almost smell the bread!

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  10. What good looking, warm yummy bread! And cold little birds. Brrr!

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  11. The bread looks yummy! I love fresh-baked bread.

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  12. That homemade bread is so inviting. Just butter and eat! Great on this COLD day!

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  13. Ruth: Neat colorful bird photos, Robins eat worms and grubs not seeds.
    Your breads looks wonderful.

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  14. Mmmmmm, there's nothing like homemade bread. Beautiful pictures of the birds. The poor robin looks so cold.

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  15. I still have robins at my house too. I don't remember them sticking around this late in the year.

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  16. The 'bus' photo is wonderful... it brought back many memories to me of this busy time of year at school with special trips and excited kids!

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