My reader and good friend Charlotte sent me the cat Christmas card. Because she has two cats she loves to watch be their silly cat selves.
And the one next to it was a card for the pupsters. It looks just like Charlie Ross. Thanks Charlotte! She's been a reader for a long time and such a sweet person. We communicate via email pretty much on a daily basis.
At the same time I found that in the mail, I saw a box sitting on my small porch stoop. I knew another reader and dear friend said she was sending me something. Inside were these vintage shiny brites. She apparently had taken note when I happened to mention somewhere that one day I wanted to have some. And she took it upon herself to make sure I did. I cried when I opened them. For the fact that sometimes people are just so kind and thoughtful. Thanks Mary!
These are the best pics I can get right now of the male cardinal. It has been overcast lately and the skies gray and full of shadows. He seems to have a berry of some variety in his mouth. Strange as it might sound, I have always loved overcast days. I love the sun to nurture my plants. But overcast days, for some reason, make me feel cozy inside my little space. There are no better presents in life than good friends and pretty birds to watch and photograph. On another note, I am working on a writing course I will be teaching online (and at your own pace). It will teach you how to train yourself to look at things with a creative eye. And then transfer your thoughts into words of description. I will tell you how to do away with the stress that keeps you from letting your "inner writer" shine, through what I call "brain yoga." This course will be offered the first of the year.
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