It is a cool and grey day here. The good news is that we've been able to have the AC off for several days! (the fact that it's cool and grey and we won't be able to paint, and that I have a head cold are the implied bad news) I've managed to finish up a few miniature cross-stitch projects in the last week or so. Hooray!
The other night we were watching birds, and we saw a scraggly looking cardinal. We took a guess that his appearance was due to the fact that he's getting his first set of red feathers in.
We also saw one of the mysteries of nature - right in our back yard. One of our chipping sparrows was feeding a very noisy cowbird. It is rather funny to see such a little bird feeding such a big (relatively) youngster.
And today.... We I identified (hopefully correctly) a juvenile, male, Rose-breasted Grosbeak. He was pretty feisty - guarding his space on the feeder from the other birds.