Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Watching Cat TV

Libby's enjoying a late Christmas present...a window seat to the Bird Channel!
With seven inches of snow, topped off with ice, the cardinals and finches have rediscovered our feeders.

It's great entertainment for a cat-- and for us.

Watching them hurry in, so hungry.

Or just nibble quietly.

I love to see them feed each other.

It reminds me what my friends (like you) do for me.

Equip me to keep going.

Help me puff up my feathers against the cold, with energy in reserve to enjoy--and see--the wonders around me.

The elegance of the ordinary birds

As well as the flashier ones.

We all need nourishment for the journey.

You know, all these redbirds remind me of a book I haven't reread in a while.

Do you know it? It's one of my favorites.
Perfect to read on a snowy afternoon like this one.
Libby, I'll leave you to the window.

Don't worry about the birds, folks. Libby's an inside cat for the time being, and besides, some of those fellas look like they could take her, should she make a surprise appearance.

Have a great Tuesday, y'all!
Love, Becky

PS. Thanks to Todd for all these great photos!


Dawn said...

I love your pictures. It is 9 degrees here and we have some snow. But our birds are in hiding. Last week, a little one was on our porch huddled near the door. Our daughter fell in love with it. A few hours later the cat was let out. I'm sure you know the rest of the story! :) Hint: It involves a tragic ending with feathers scattered around the yard.

Jenny said...

Fabulous pictures and what gorgeous snow. The elegance of ordinary birds sounds like a book title...hmmm. thanks for the book rec. I'll have to find it.

Daricia said...

the birds have been crazy with activity here, too, and i kept thinking i should take pictures but so far have not. i like seeing yours (well, todd's), though. i vaguely remember the book you mentioned but havent read it. now if i see it i will know to pick it up. your cat is a cutie -- i am glad youre enjoying her.

Peachy Cheek said...

Very pretty pictures of the birds. I love bird watching and feeding little birds. Thanks for sharing these with us ;)

Kelly H-Y said...

That is an amazing variety of birds! I bet they are SO thankful for your full birdfeeder and indoor cat! :-)

Susan said...

Great pictures. Has Libby made that cute quivery noise yet when she watches the birds? Mine used to. Ahhh, Fannie Flagg's books are so wonderful. I read this one and went through tons of tissues. I still get a kick out of watching her in reruns of The Match Game on cable. Enjoy this snow.

Terri said...

These photos of the birds are beautiful...and, uhm, I can see why the cat was entertained.

revhipchick said...

gorgeous photos! i hope you continue to enjoy the respite snow often brings.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Amazing bird pictures! We all enjoy watching the birds at our backyard feeders, too. So entertaining--and we have a cardinal and a blue jay adding flashes of bright color.

Yolanda said...

Such beauty to be found everywhere in Gods world.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Such lovely bird pics!! We've been entertained here watching some of their cousins flit around our snowy back yard.
Stay warm~~

JaxPop said...

Great pictures - You can keep the snow. A cat huh? Poor Tanner. Hope you're all doing well.