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Friday, December 19, 2008

Visitors For Christmas!!!???

The sun was just going down in the western sky, casting beautiful shadows through the trees. There was a little bit of a breeze blowing, and I could hear that annoying sound of flapping wings as the buzzards fought for the best place in the tallest pine tree on the empty lot next door. I HATE those things!!!!!

But my attention switched immediately when I heard the flutter of wings go "swoosh" past my bald head. Buster looked up ----



So I knew where those wings landed. I have an old wire flower pot hanging on the post of my porch. No flowers in there now -- just the dirt and the moss lining that came with the pot. Last year, I had a family of wrens dig a nest in that pot and they raised their family there and moved on. I wondered if they were back!!!



Then. . . . another flutter past my head, and YES!!! This time that little bird sat on the edge of the flower pot and looked down at Buster and me, decided we were alright there, and went on down into the pot. As I turned towards to the door to go inside, I noticed PeeWee, our cat, had also spotted our Christmas guests!!!!



This morning, I couldn't help but grab my camera, as I wanted to share with you the Christmas guest house on my porch. I'm amazed at all the junk they have brought with them, the nice, cozy hole they dug out to sleep in ---- all without me ever noticing a thing until last night!!!



Looks like supplies for a major renovation job, doesn't it????

Here it is, December, and not the time for nest building or to be thinking about eggs and babies, so maybe this is just a winter home for now. I'm hoping they stay for a while, as they are one of my favorite guests to have around. Sure beats watching buzzards! Isn't this guy just beautiful???


13 comments:

Cora said...

What a wonderful Christmas present!

Wendy said...

How beautiful!! Merry Christmas Cora!! Be Blessed!~Wendy

papel1 said...

What a surprise to find birds in a nest in Dec. But its probably warmer in Florida. Not here as we had 5 inches of snow. Now its raining. Merry Christmas Cora.
Judy

Wanita said...

What wonderful visitors to have for Christmas!

Blessings,
Wanita

Kath said...

Hi Cora-
Hope you're having a wonderful day....
What a lovely surprise-ya never know what little bits of happiness may show up, or where! :)

Have a Merry Christmas--Kath

Linda said...

Awww so sweet! Enjoy your guests!!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Cora,
SURE SEEMS like that was a KISS FROM YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER to have and see that. It's amazing... GOD TAKES CARE OF EVEN THE BIRDS IN THEE AIR... AND HE'S TAKING CARE OF YOU!
I'm still praying all the time for you....
EAGLE WINGS MY FRIEND.... EAGLE WINGS
Love Lea

Deb said...

Hi Cora! For a minute I thought the buzzards were in there. What a pleasant surprise to find that it was this cute little guy! Hope the cat behaves. Deb

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh how sweet, Cora! I know they made their home because they just know you'll care for them. Hope you'll keep us posted on their little adventure.

Smiles,
Lea

Ruthie said...

What a nice Christmas blessings. Such a sweet birdie, too.
Now you can listen to "birdie music" and enjoy the sounds they make.
Hugs.♥Ruthie

CathyJean said...

He's so cute!! Hope the birds stay around, it's so nice to watch the feeders in the winter thru the window!:)
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Cora and a wonderful, healthy, happy new year!
Hugz,
Cathy

Shannon said...

What a wonderful guest to have for the holidays Cora :0) I love those little guys and have wuite a large number of them in my yard...I go through a lot of birdseed...lol Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

tam said...

Awww I think your house guest are so darling-how lucky you are!And your dog and cat are pretty darn cute as well! Thanks for visiting me and leaving a nice comment-good to meet you! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! We are getting MORE snow-so it is a great day to bake Christmas goodies!
~Smiles~Tam!