Each winter we feed the birds. Some years we hang a seed bell in the pine tree, other years we make peanut butter pine cones rolled in seed. This year we have an actual feeder. It hangs from a shepherd’s hook just off the deck.
I’ve told you how much Jack enjoys this bird feeder but it’s quite a source of enjoyment for me as well. I love to watch the variety of feathered friends that come and go, and this year we’ve had an extra treat. A Cardinal couple have come to live in our yard. They seem to be nesting in the evergreen along the back fence and each morning they perch on the feeder and enjoy breakfast.
They are the most breathtaking birds! Even the lady Carninal with her muted tones is quite pretty. They flit around the yard or just sit and look in the window. Each day I watch for them and have taken to having little chats with them. They don’t say much, but I like to think they’re paying attention!
Then, the other day while browsing on Pinterest, I saw this….
I had never heard this saying before, but it started me wondering. Perhaps the fondness I feel for my new friends is because they represent the spirit of my mom and dad, who passed away over twenty years apart but are finally together now. I’m thinking maybe they felt the need to visit and catch up a little.
I like that idea.❤️😊