Monday, February 3, 2014

Extending Warm Wishes to All

Chart - "Christmas Ornaments"
Design - "Warm Wishes"
Designer - Barbara Ana Designs
Fabric - 32 count Mushroom Lugana
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 31 January 2014
Completed - 1 February 2014

Yep, I snuck in one more snowman.  At least he is greeting everyone with warm wishes!

Saturday and Sunday were pretty good days for bird watching!
There was lots of action on the Front Porch and Back Patio.

I mentioned that I'd been seeing several Chestnut-backed Chickadees at the feeders.  This photo has both kinds so you can compare. The Black-capped Chickadee is on the left, the Chestnut-backed Chickadee is on the right. 

A Chestnut-backed Chickadee with wing extended.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee - front on

Chestnut-backed Chickadee - side profile

It pays to have bird baths as well as feeders.  Some birds aren't interested in seed, nuts, or suet, but will still stop by for a drink or bath. 

I lucked out on Sunday and happened to be watching as a male Varied Thrush came by for a drink.

He chose the bird bath sited the furthest from the house, so the photo quality is not all it could be.  Nonetheless, you can see what a pretty and distinctive bird he is! 


krayolakris said...

You can't have too many snowmen! Love the thrush.

Vickie said...

ooOoo! I have never seen a Varied Thrush in my life. What a cool bird.
Well, it is currently 4ยบ. I could use BIG warm wishes. ;)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Your photos never cease to amaze me! That little fluttering wing...gorgeous!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, your bird pictures are so amazing! That varied thrush is gorgeous! And so cool to see the difference between the two kinds of chickadees! Love your snowman too. Hey, around here, snowmen make perfect sense! Groan.....

Anna van Schurman said...

Your snowman showed up here again. I'll thank you to keep an eye on him and stop him from coming our way. That thrush has such lovely colors.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely new header Beth, I've just been catching up on your last few posts as well. We had a gorgeous sunrise this morning, beautiful deep red across the sky.

Carol said...

And we need those warm wishes, Beth--more storms are coming this week! Love your newest snowman :)

Barb said...

I love your little snowman finish! Your camera takes the most amazing bird photos. I love it when you can see the feathers.

Sherry said...

Love the snowman ornament. I always enjoy your bird pictures. I watched chickadees checking out the bird houses for a place to nest this Spring.

Melanie said...

Lovely photos. I just love these little guys. :)

Chris said...

That varied thrush is gorgeous!

Maggee said...

That Varied Thrush is gorgeous-- a newbie to the gang! And you really got some great shots of the Chestnut -backed Chickadee. I can't wait for birds to start coming around here. Saw a female cardinal this morning. It's a start!

Catherine said...

Love the Chikadee's extended wing!