Thursday 1 December 2016
A Window in My Kitchen
Hello! Do you spend a lot of time in your kitchen? I do. I love that the Lord has blessed me with a window above the one area in my kitchen that I do most of my work to prepare food. It is a real joy to me to be able to look outside and see the birds, the sky, the snow, the squirrels and the children playing on the sliding hill.
Do you have a window in your kitchen? What kinds of things do you notice as you're spending time there?
Today I have some pictures to share with you of a pair of Pine Grosbeaks that often come to the bird feeder we have on this side of the house. Often there are chickadees, sparrows, & grey jay/Whiskey Jacks. They alternate. I just love the amazing variety of birds that God has created!
These Grosbeaks are so fun to watch, and their red colouring is so fun. They perch up in the branches of the trees and then fly down one at a time to eat from the feeder. The resident squirrel often comes and chases them away, but they always come back.
My children made the feeders out of recycled apple juice containers. Some of the bird feeders in other trees around the house have to have a wire to hang them for the squirrel has chewed the ribbon off to get to the feeder. The kids are still thinking of a way to make an obstacle course to deter the squirrels...or at least make it more fun to watch them get to the seeds.
The female Grosbeak is not so brilliant, but is so pretty still. She flew into the window a couple weeks ago, and we're so glad that she survived and has come back to the feeder. A little bit the wiser about glass windows I hope.
Below is some sourdough bread that I made the day that I took these pictures of the birds. Another little detail that being home has blessed me with. It is good for us all to pay attention to the details...in all the craziness of life they are often missed or passed over.
Thank you for dropping by!
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