Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Garden Guests of the New Year...

Black-capped Chickadee
The last week of 2010 felt like spring with unusually warm temperatures in the 60s! Now, on the first day of the new year, the cold reality of winter has returned, but the anticipation of warmer days is lifting my spirit..  Only two months remain until the first signs of spring--the daffodils will emerge, the tree buds will reappear and the garden will begin to come alive again! I think my first visitors to the garden also share in my excitement of what the new year will bring...

A Tufted Titmouse enjoying a winter treat of pinecone suet!
An Eastern Bluebird couple--our Missouri state bird!

I think it might be a while before the bird bath will be in use again. In the meantime, I'll be a good hostess to my guests-I'll keep the feeders full, the suet available and enjoy their company while I dream of springtime..

Happy New Year!


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