Beautiful snow brings wonderful birds to my backyard feeders; the list includes many woodpeckers including the downy, hairy, red bellied, yellow breasted sapsucker, and pileated woodpeckers. They love the suet but also feed on the tube feeders. I fill my feeders with patio mix seed which doesn’t create a mess below the feeder but also includes many different seeds that attract all types of birds.
Maybe my favorite bird is one that does not visit the feeders:
On Christmas Eve afternoon we chose to visit Great Falls Park instead of shopping at the mall. The snow covered landscape was beautiful.
On Christmas day we made cookies. Our family would be gathering on the 26th and we were preparing everything for the family celebration.
OH NO!! The basement is flooded!(*#*#*#)
That’s the rug my mother had in her living room for years! Under several inches of water!! On the 26th, before we were planning a quick trip to the grocery store I went to the basement to start a load of laundry. And discovered a disaster. The pretty snow had melted, the ground water swelled and filled my basement with 3 – 4 inches of water. Fortunately, it was clean water, not sewer!!
One more wet shot:
I even perfected a recipe for a Christmas cookie that has been difficult to bake with reliable results. So, soon I’ll post the new recipe for Sand Tarts, a great Christmas cookie. You could use it for great cut-out in hearts for Valentine’s Day.
Have a wonderful New Year!! I look forward to cooking with everyone this coming year!! Cheers, Patty