As I think about what to post,I am drawn in different directions.
I decided on posting some pictures taken about a year ago.
You will notice the photographers name on each one.
This picture was taken just west of town at Lake Minniwasta.
This is the road that leads to the back of the lake.
The way the weather looks outside right now,tomorrow could look almost like this.
It is snowing fairly hard.
Today the temperatures are quite mild,so no build up of frost on the windows.
I enjoy the fancy designs the frost makes.
Again,this was taken last year,but before long,as the temperatures drop,there will be more fancy windows again.
I appreciate the feeder Jake put up,right in front of the dining room window.
The window seldom ever is very clean,but that is a small price to pay for having the birds so close.
The Black-capped Chickadee is a favorite bird,showing up all year.
Last year we had this Yellow-shafted Flicker staying around,well into December.
Here there is just the glass between me and him.
Isn't he a handsome fellow?
Jake caught him at the suet feeder.
This was his favorite food.
Since I make my own suet,the pieces don't always fit into the feeder neatly,but the birds don't mind.
On another note.
Yesterday would have been Jake's birthday and I was dreading this day.
I have to say,that I have some of the best in-laws,because they got together and came over,taking me out for lunch and then spending the afternoon with me.
We had a wonderful time together.
I also had the opportunity to pass along some of Jake's collectables to his siblings.
I believe he would have smiled as he saw the pleasure this was giving the recipients,especially his two young nieces.
I had a thought for the day picked,but as I looked up,another one jumped out at me,so I will use it instead.
Thought for today:
Rejoice though your heart is broken in two;
God seeks to bring forth a rich harvest in you.