When I looked out the dining room window just now I saw this pileated woodpecker at the suet feeder and remembered that I wanted to share a picture with you. This year is the first time we've had them at our feeder! I'm so glad they decided they could visit! Just read about how to tell a male from a female and I 'think' this is a male. As you can see from this picture, the suet is dwindling -- they really take a hunk out of it each time they're here. When they peck away the suet chips fall and so that helps the ground feeding birds. So they're on the job. (Sorry about the quality of this picture; it's taken through the window/screen.)
Couple weeks ago we drove to Newburgh on a Sunday and visited Woolen Heirlooms for their Christmas open house. Think I might have mentioned that before. Teresa's been in business for a year now and her shop is something special. Took a some pictures and wanted to share just a couple with you. The wreath on her door was one of the door prizes. If you're into anything having to do with wool, go see her in Newburgh, IN! And check out her Facebook page. Teresa took me on a tour of her home, decorated for Christmas. All I can say is "Wow!" It was looking good!
|Teresa is not only good at her work, she's fast! I really like the poinsettia pillow!|
|Here's the wreath ... and it was so warm that day that this door was often left open!|
Here's some other pictures of our Christmas décor ... way lot less than I used to do but just right for us now.
|Santa collection on the kitchen windowsill.|
|Made this ceramic tree in Ridgeville, many many years ago.|
|Found this Charlie Brown nativity in the SonShine (thrift) Shop in Worthington for a dollar.|
|My bottle brush tree collection is all corralled in the hay wagon.|
|We've had a set of four musical instrument ornaments since the boys were babies. My very favorites. Our tree is not themed ... it's eclectic and I guess that's us.|
|So this is my (semi) sweet ending of 2015. Here's wishing you a great new year.|
HAPPY NEW YEAR!