I've been seeing and hearing this Northern Flicker (red shafted) around the bird feeders the last week or so. He nibbles on the seeds that fall on the ground. Normally, I see him picking bugs from the trees but I suppose gathering seeds and bugs from the ground is easier picking.
He's showing off his red mustache and black neck tie.
There, now we've seen him from three angles. Isn't he handsome?
Who needs toys?
Spruce cones are great fun to count, "One, two, six, sefen, nine..."
I have very few "real toys" but my Peach likes the real stuff that we have around the house. Wouldn't you like to count soft spruce cones into a yogurt cup? Or lay them straight on your blankie?
Earthy-Gram likes natural things like cones, dirt, and garden carrots to share with her grandkids.
Another owl project happened just last night after I visited Cassie at You Go Girl. She always has the cutest stuff to share and this Hoot Owl is no exception. The free pattern comes from Juicy Bits. I increased the pattern size on my copier to 150% just as Cassie suggested. I really want to make a few more of these. They're fun to stitch on these long, dark evenings.