Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winter Birds of Color

I don't know. Whenever I see a male Cardinal, Blue Jay, or a pair of Chickadees on a bright sunny Winter day surrounded with snow, it's always a moment for me to stop and be in awe. It seems those male Cardinals get brighter and bolder in color during the cold of Winter. I just marvel.

One of my favorite things to do with Blue Jays is put out peanuts in the shell along my back deck railing. It is a sight to see when they come swooping in for a cache of those morsels. Bill, my husband, shakes his head when he observes them picking one up, and then a different one, to take the one that is heavier, or has maybe two vs. one peanuts inside. It brings a smile to my face as well. It is so much fun to observe and appreciate these wild visitors to my backyard.

That's why I am so thrilled to be able to bring that kind of joy to people in my newly discovered service work. I went out this morning to fill feeders of two customers of mine and I was loving every minute of it. 25 degree temperature, sunny, and no wind. It was gorgeous and I get paid to be out in it and bringing joy to the people inside (or who will be inside) during this coming Thanksgiving weekend. I love my job.

Birds of many colors and sizes just seem more beautiful when I get to feed them for a living. I'm happy and give thanks. Now I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving and a hope you can find something to be grateful for as well.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Go Wild Hello

Hi All. My first attempt at a Blog here. Thought I'd join the flow and share some thoughts about wild birds, wildlife, and outdoors in general and get some conversation going with my fellow companions along the way.

I'm hoping this can be a place we can discuss bird feeders, bird feed, what works, what doesn't, and what we're all seeing in our Wisconsin Wonderland. Whoa...that's a lot of W's. I'll be whistling before too long......"Willlllllburrrrr!" Wasn't that from a tv show featuring a horse in the 60's or 70's? I forget the name.

So Welcome (oh no, another W), I'm glad you stopped by. Please post a note to me or others if you're Willing. Wahhhhlllleeee! (Leave it to Beaver?)

Apparently, this may also be a place to be silly. Marie