Still not stitching, but the mail brought something I'd ordered back in December. A couple of charts from The Snowflower Diaries. She's a Hungarian designer and has a nice Etsy shop. The Four wooden buttons were a gift for ordering from her.
And I received another gift...this one from Mother Nature.
During all our extreme winter weather I kept an eye out hoping I'd have someone 'different' come to the feeders. On Sunday I heard a flock of Bushtits in the backyard.
And they flew out of the brush and came to my feeders.
Not once, but three different times on Sunday.
You can tell males and females by the eyes.
Males' eyes are totally dark.
Females have a white ring around the edge of their eyes.
Looking at my photos the flock was mostly males.
They are tiny birds, only about 3" long.
They are very vocal and 'chatter' among themselves.
I generally hear them before I see them.
They do not stay in any one place for long, but flit about as they forage for small insects. I had thought insects would be hard to find during all our snow and ice, and that's why I expected to see them come by and eat suet.
There's a Junco on the left for size comparison.
Isn't that sweet?
A Black-capped Chickadee and a Bushtit.
One last idea from the past weekend. Whether you marched or did not march I think you might be interested in this. There is a campaign called 10 Actions in 100 Days. The idea is to bring to you actions you can take to make sure your own unique voice is heard. I encourage you to take a look. I am composing my postcards to my senators now.