Man, yesterday was productive as hell. I got art supplies, got that demo gig, came home, pulled a couple of monoprints, got a commission  well underway, had a friend come over, made banana splits and Coke floats and watched Survivorman*, and captured the cat.

And today there are bluebirds on my feeder! First bluebirds! YAAAY! There’s also, at intervals, eastern towhees, a horde of juncos, goldfinches,  downy woodpeckers, a hairy woodpecker, a red-bellied woodpecker, white-breasted and brown-headed nuthatches, tufted titmice, Carolina chickadees, Carolina wrens, pine warblers, and the occasional cardinal.

And a couple of sparrowy things that I really ought to sit down and identify one of these days… (Okay, okay, it’s a white-throated sparrow and…there’s another one, but it’s hiding.)

It’s the cold weather that brings ’em out, I think. Nobody was coming around in fall, but now that winter’s hit, it’s like bird mecca out there. The juncos are particularly voracious–when I got back from the UP the seed feeder was empty, and they were actually on the suet feeder, which I’ve never seen juncos do before. Poor little guys! I ran out and got seed in an agony of guilt.

And now Ben has decided that I’m spending too much time staring at those fool birds, and not enough time snuggling him, so I am typing this through a wall of cat….

*Okay, maybe ice cream and TV aren’t productive, but they’re FUN!

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