I love it when people tell me that they read my blog. Especially in person. It happened a couple of times today, and it just makes me so very, very happy that other people enjoy something that I have so much fun doing. And it really is entirely about fun for me - I don't make any money from it, I have no ulterior motives, I am not concerned with getting subscribers, I have no strict posting schedule or other blog-bog. (I just made that up. It's like getting bogged down, but with your blog. Moving right along...) It works for me, and keeps it from being a drudgery.
Just so you know, the birdseed ornaments don't survive rain very well; they turned to mush and are now seedy blobs on the sodden, mucky, gloomy mud. If you're in a place with rainy winters, maybe an oil-based mix is the way to go. Keeps the birds chipper, too! The dreary weather outside is nicely put out of my mind when I'm looking at this picture - I took it the other day during a brief sunny spell. It turned out exactly as I had hoped. I love it when that happens.
And perhaps the most exciting thing that happened today - Thomas took his first step, right to me.