During the winter, the wrens practically predict the weather for me. I know if they start cramming into the nest (above my only door in and out of the house) that a really cold freeze is coming; and usually within 12 hours of them showing up. A couple of weeks ago however a new resident showed up. I think this one might be a Winter Wren but I am not a birder at all.
Anyway, she lives above my door. And she added some new moss (can you see the flashy addition of green above her head?) so she appears to be staying. I believe wrens are good meat eaters (bugs and spiders) so I am always extra happy to have them around.
I have so much work and stuff going on that I am really not getting much knitting or sewing done, but this current project is a good challenge. It is a Rowan lace scarf pattern. I am actually enjoy the pink of it, even if that isn't much of my favorite color.
This sums up the cats relationship with Pascal (the chinchilla). Pascal and Emile (orange tabby) can hang together like this all day. When Leela (gray tabby) gets on the cage, she has to get off as quickly as possible because Pascal starts trying to get her feet.
Once Rusty is done trying to take my tools and marking the brush piles he usually settles for while I do yard work. I am making the fenced yard more Rusty friendly since it is really his only off-leash opportunity.