I was sitting reading when I looked out the window past the bird feeder to a slim tree where in descending order sat a blue jay, a male cardinal, a blue jay, a male cardinal, a blue jay. No way to get a picture other than the one in my memory.
Last night I was watching tv when a lady bug fell in my lap. We put her in a plant to be safe, but within a minute she was back on the lamp by my side.
One of the female cardinals is learning to sit on the feeder for extended periods to eat the feed seed by seed.
The wind is picking up so the picture book of snow etched branches is disappearing.