Facebook users may be familiar with the international group "View From My Window". You might want to take a look - views as varied as the grandeur of an Alaskan landscape to that of a brick wall. All over the world.
I thought I'd do a mini version for you here.
From the kitchen window, a view of the birds and squirrels eating and drinking
There's another bird feeder further down the deck and a squirrel feeder, but this is the view most seen.
Same window, a view of these two lovelies
I was trying to remain quite still
This is actually a cheater picture - not from the window but a few yards up the driveway. But it's one of my favorites after a snowfall..
Speaking of snow, two of the donks tried to duplicate the original snowy faces photo from quite a few years ago with the three amigos. (see photo on right of home page, fourth down)
They gave it a good try but it doesn't have that certain something of the original.
Finally, I experimented with the DIY coconut oil "suet" for the clucks.
One half cup each of organic oats, raisins, peanuts, Grubblies and a bit of cinnamon.
the dry mixture mixed with the melted coconut oil in an 8x8 pan
After cutting the solid suet into quarters I did have a bit of a problem getting the squares out intact. The best of the lot was put in the suet holder hanging in the chicken porch. Since I had much of the loose mixture left they've been getting that as a treat too.
And finally to make you smile, here is the wrapping paper I found at Tractor Supply.