Winter Blues

I haven’t been taking as many photos lately. Being indoors because of cold, crummy weather puts a damper on my photography. I’m rarely satisfied with the shots I take indoors. Yet, here are a few highlights of January so far.

Bird Visitor

Birdseed is a great attractor. This fellow visited the seed I placed on my outdoor table so I could watch the birds through my window. The local squirrels are the wiseguys of the neighborhood; they literally shake down the birdseed and steal from the intended recipients.

Late Afternoon in January

Lucas and I enjoy walking together in the late afternoons to get Asher from preschool. On this day, Lucas revealed his intention to write a series of “Scary Tales,” frightening adaptations of fairy tales “not suitable for anyone under 8.”

Sycamore Puff Balls

No snow, just bare branches around here. We get lots of days dominated by grays and greens. There’s something magical about blue winter skies, I think.

Mom Made This Sweater for Asher

My mother knitted this handsome sweater for Asher in the color he requested. He loved it and wore it several times. This morning he rejected it, however. He said it was “too fuzzy.” I think he and I have a very different understanding of what fuzzy is. For him, “fuzzy” might just mean, “I don’t like any sweater that you choose for me, Mama.”

New Books

Some new books I’m dabbling in, by which I mean I’m less than a quarter of the way through all of them. Two are beautiful gifts I received and one will hopefully help me better understand my son’s 9-year change.

2 Responses to “Winter Blues”

  • Alyss
    January 11, 2011 at 2:13 am

    We put out birdseed too and have been mightily impressed with just how much black oil sunflower seeds the neighborhood flock can consume. We’ve had chickadees, bushtits, nuthatches, house finches, sparrows, kinglets and even a jay or too. The cat likes to sit on the floor and stare at them. Me too, I guess 😉


  • Sara
    January 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Alyss! It’s nice to hear from you! Learning more about wild birds is on my list of things to do in this life. Do you know what this fellow in my photo is?


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