Since our return from our six-week trip on November 1, we hadn't put our bird feeders out. As I was preparing to take the laundry to the laundry room, a cardinal sat in the tree above me and chastised me for neglecting to feed him. So I put out the bird feeder and seed. Somehow I think birds know when very cold weather is coming and they eat for energy.
As soon as I put up the feeder, not just one, but about 15 sparrows descended upon it, followed by the cardinals and house finches. When the smaller birds kicked seeds out of the feeder, a number of white-winged and Inca doves covered the ground beneath the feeder eating the dropped seeds. In one afternoon, the seed level in the feeder dropped by 2/3rds from the birds eating. (No squirrels partook because it's seed they don't like.)
|Small birds on feeder, doves on the ground beneath.|
|This feeder was full of seed in the morning!|
At 9 p.m., the owner of Snoop's Tavern put out BBQ brisket, chicken, pulled pork, and baked beans. The food was free, a thank you to his customers. We snagged some right away as we were hungry. One of the patrons brought homemade brownies which were really good.
About 9:30 p.m., the music started and we danced the night away.
|Us rock 'n' roll dancing|
|Me and Bob|
|Brenda and Dave|
|Brenda, Dave, me, Bob|
|More of our group dancing|
|Dave and Brenda|
|Brenda - the life of the party!|
|J.J. - the flirt.|
|Brenda with her 2015 lit-up glasses and an extreme noisemaker.|
|Ringing in 2015|