For the birds
Thursday October 01st 2009, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Family,Wildlife

Andrea, who was also at Glenn Stewart’s talk at the eight-story-high (now there’s a good pun waiting to happen!) library in San Jose, sent me some photos she took and told me I could share; thank you, Andrea! Note that in the second one, Sophie has one foot up high, a sign of being relaxed, and that Glenn has that funky deelybopper piece over his ear here.

Meantime, I got a box I wasn’t expecting today: the return address said my daughter-in-law. Opening it up, I found this beautiful stained-glass birdfeeder “to add to my collection.” I tell you, if only Kim and Richard-the-younger could have seen the delighted surprise in my face!  Cool!  Thank you, you guys!  I’ll fill it after we decide for sure where to put it.

It’ll be interesting to see the squirrels trying to stand on the narrow bottom of this one.

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My understanding is that birds perch on one leg to keep warm. The other foot is tucked up inside a lovely feather comfortor. Of course they only do this when they fee perfectly safe and know that they’re not going to need to do anything in a hurry.

Comment by LauraN 10.01.09 @ 6:36 pm

I think Laura is right. I’ve seen my birds do that from time to time. Beautiful photos!

Fun –


The sermon this morning: “Jesus Walks on the Water.”
The sermon tonight: “Searching for Jesus.” 

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. 

Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help. 

Miss Charlene Mason sang “I will not pass this way again,” giving obvious pleasure to the congregation. 

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days. 

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered. 

Comment by Don Meyer 10.01.09 @ 7:36 pm

I remember how disappointed you were for having forgotten your camera. I’m glad you were still able to get some pictures of that event.

Superb choice by your d-i-l and son for the bird feeder. Do keep us posted on the adventures of the circus squirrels. 😉

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 10.02.09 @ 4:56 am

That might be the prettiest birdfeeder I’ve ever seen! I’m sure your squirrel whispering will be even more diligent now.

Comment by Channon 10.02.09 @ 5:59 am

What a majestic bird & gorgeous bird feeder you lucky girl you.

Comment by TripletMom 10.02.09 @ 6:10 am

I have something to add to Don’s list of churchy jokes. Spotted on a sign outside a church somewhere…

Sermon: “How much should a Christian drink?”

Come early and listen to our full choir practice!

[sings to the tune of God Bless America] “I am an Anglican, I’m C of E. Benediction and incense and sherry appeal to me…”

Well, not so much High Church for me anymore, but always loved that parody. And it’s true. Wherever two or three Anglo-Catholics are gathered together in His name, there’s bound to be a bottle of good cream sherry.

Sorry I have been such a neglectful Internet Pal lately. It’s been crazy around here.

I hope you’re feeling better now that the second surgery is done.


Comment by Paula (mad angel) 10.02.09 @ 3:37 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures. The birdfeeder from your son and daughter-in-law is gorgeous. Enjoy!

Comment by Joansie 10.02.09 @ 4:18 pm

It’s such a pretty feeder! I hope the birds love it.

Comment by RobinM 10.03.09 @ 4:35 am

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