Friday, January 30, 2009


Dear Mom,
This winter, I made the difficult choice not to feed the birds with the usual black oil sunflower seed and bulk wild bird seed mix. I have had too many problems with mice in the garage (which is now under control), and an overpopulation of squirrels coming into the yard. Instead, I put out suet cakes, and I have attracted several birds. I took an assortment of pictures from inside, looking out.
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pipsqueak's favorite (a cardinal)
and...WHAT'S THIS?!!!
This squirrel "hung around" for quite a while. The birds didn't mind, and I didn't either!
Love, Bonnie Jo

Studio Time

Dear Mom,

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

I spent time in the studio today looking foward to Spring and Easter portraits.

Even Keeper gave her best effort to get into the spirit of things!!

Love, Wendy

A Reason to Knit (as if I needed one)

Dear Mom,
Yesterday, My Young Man informed me that he is saving his money.
To buy a car.
I am trying to forget about the time when he was 9 and told me he would make a good stunt driver.
I'll just knit on this for awhile.