I have a very confused bird in the neighborhood. But of course that would probably describes our whole little neighborhood! We’re certainly not your A-typical corner of the world. But our wild critters are certainly the more normal segment of this part of the world. All that is excepting our little seed-hunting, seed-eating American robin. For those of you who don’t know about this robin it is more worm,or berry eater and usually does not frequent the local feeders.
For two years now we have had this rather strange robin who at least twice daily comes to snack at my tray feeder and chomps down on the sunflower seeds I offer to our local feathered friends. If the bird happens to spill any while looking for that perfect seed he hops to the ground to find the one or more that this he, or she has dropped. The bird does not like to lost a sunflower seed!
It’s wonderful to see that even our wild neighbors can be a bit different once in while and try a more exotic food…Isn’t it great how even there an individual can be different?
This afternoon we had a family gathering to celebrate Easter. Two of my sons and their families came together for dinner with my husband and myself. We ate at my eldest son’s home and shared t-bone steaks from the grill with potatoes and hot dogs for the kids. Conversation and laughter made the meal enjoyable and fabulous. Afterward I passed around Easter buckets with goodies, sketch books and treats for the kids and pot holders for my daughter-in-laws. At Christmas and birthdays everyone gets something, but Easter is mostly for fun and just a time to be together, and I try to focus on something special for my two daughter’s by marriage in our family.
I have three sons who have kept me very busy and happy over the years, but I’ve always wanted daughters and I’m thrilled I got them with the marriage of my two sons. (I also have three more with my three granddaughters.)
Holidays are special for us and we love to all share the cooking chores. This year Easter was great because we did not have the typical ham but rather a dinner from the grill which was a grew change. The grandkids were enjoying themselves and it made for a great get together. I’m always up for change and this was good and really fun, too. We all relaxed and enjoyed the sunshine and as well as great food.
It’s funny how the prayer before the meal was more personal this year and more intuitive for our family as well. My eldest daughter-n-law focused on the holiday and where we are as family at the moment. It made for a great start for the meal with thanksgiving for how the holiday was centered around such a sacrifice.
Happy Easter to all!