Look Closely

This photo is supposed to show the little birdy footprints in the snow on my front porch.  I hope it shows up well for you to see.

A couple of years ago I learned that one way to deal with icy places on steps and paths is to scatter birdseed.  I liked this idea better than using salt which is harmful to plants when it gets to the soil.  I started scattering birdseed on my front porch steps and it didn’t take long for the little birds to come to eat there.  I enjoy peeping through the window and watching them.  And I really like to see their little birdy footprints, like delicate tracery, in the snow.

What I hate to see is the cat footprints that sometimes go through the delicate little footprints.  You can see a cat footprint in this picture.  The neighbor’s cat feels at home walking on my porch, but I’m thinking maybe he is hoping to catch an unwary little bird.  I hope he won’t be successful.

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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2 Responses to Look Closely

  1. Sally says:

    Hi Nancy – I finally made my way here. Please forgive me for taking so long; my mind has been very frazzled as you can imagine.

    I was so glad to see your comment on my blog! I’ve missed you very much and will now, right this minute, add you to my blogroll.

    Take care, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Will your family be joining you. And, I see you have a new friend! That’s wonderful.

    (((HUGS)))

  2. NJ says:

    Hi, Sally. This is a frazzling time of the year! Some of us have lots of busy stuff at any time of the year.

    I had family here for Thanksgiving and they can’t come for Christmas. I loved having them with me. Work is a factor, and distance is another factor, that keeps us apart at Christmas.

    I’ve been pretty busy, too.
    NJ

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