It was a beautiful, sunny morning and quite unexpected.
We have had misty, rainy days of perpetual darkness.
So when the sun came streaming in, as if to say, 'Ta-Da!', I knew I had to take advantage of it.
I had to hang my garland on the deck rails.
There would be no other chance for a pleasant day.
We are expecting more days of rain and possibly snow in the 'higher hills'.
And with that, cooler temperatures.
But first, I had to take care of a few necessary chores.
And if you could see the dust that was highlighted in that sunshine, you would be scurrying around with the duster and the vacuum, too!
Can you see little Miss Ling Ling? She is stalking the Hummingbird. We have a female 'Anna's Hummingbird" that is wintering here.
She is iridescently green
like a tiny fairy, flitting around in the sunlight.
Chubby, pampered Ling Ling doesn't stand a chance of catching her.
No need to worry!
I just bought 'Anna' a new feeder that I put in my potted plant on the railing.
The plant has red berries that attract her to stop and investigate.
I hope it encourages her to take a sip.
Oops! I am not supposed to show you my garland yet.
I am getting ahead of myself.
So, back to the sun streaming in while I am cleaning and dusting.
But the bright sunshine has my pet Cockatiel calling.
So, up the stairs I go.
This is the happy little singer.
His name is Birdy Boy and every morning he sings to the wild birds outside his window.
So while I do a little housecleaning for him, he sits in the window and serenades the lady birds.
The sunbeams are low this time of year, streaming in and leaving patterns on the walls as I hurry with my tasks.
Gazing out the window, I am anxious to go outside and enjoy this beautiful day.
It takes all afternoon, but I finish hanging the garland before sundown.
I'm starting to get in the Christmas Spirit.
And I have my Abominable Snow Dog to prove it!