The birds are chowing down at the feeders and in the yard lately. We haven't had snow here yet in mid-Michigan but it has been brisk and they are bulking up!
I should have bought more seed!
I'm not seeing a lot of action at the Ditch lately (although someone in our neighborhood posted the most remarkable photo of a buck on the island in the pond). But I did note this most beautiful cardinal.
The cardinals are one of my favorite birds. We have them year round but they are less visible in the foliage. Once the leaves fall (and then snow!), they pop right out.
Speaking of birds, I've been adding some owls to my feltie inventory. Here's my new little guy. I have a wide selection of these cute little ornaments (most also stand flat if you don't want them on a tree). Most are hearts and critters, Santas and gnomes. If you are interested, please let me know in the comments and I can email you a pdf with purchase information.
It's been an expensive month. I had to have a crown (and repeat visits before because the temporary crowns kept falling off!). Then new glasses. And I really am not sure I like them, though I'm getting used to them. They're a little bigger than I thought! (It's hard trying on glasses with a mask!)
I've also been going through what I call for lack of a better term "ear water boarding" for impacted ear wax. I'm hoping the third week will be the charm. I have realized how much I value my hearing.
Apart from the vintage postcards I shared recently, I don't have a lot in the line of Thanksgiving decor (although there is still plenty of autumn in the house with leaf bouquets, pumpkins and wheat). But I did bring out my Campbell Kid dolls. I'm sure there must be loose doll shoes hanging around in the basement but I wasn't about to go digging. No one but Rick and me will see them.
They used to have little hats which might be around here somewhere. They were often used on Stimpy because -- well, it's hard not to put a hat on a cat.
Even harder to keep it on.
Yup. Just real life these days. And glad to have it.
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