Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Dust Off A Lawn Chair

It’s cold outside and we stay inside our nice warm houses but it’s important to get outside for some fresh air, too. Better Homes and Gardens urges us to stay connected to nature all year round.

The countdown task today is to dust the snow off your lawn chairs (not that we have snow on our chairs down here in the valley but I’ll dust them off anyway) and just sit, watching the wildlife playing here and there.

photo by Dub Scroggin

Last night my husband and I prepared orange slices for the birds for our nature outing today.

photo by Dub Scroggin

Each year we “decorate” the trees outside for the birds that visit and grace us with their songs. It’s our Christmas gift to them.

We made a trip up into the Santa Catalina Mountains to find snow last weekend as they had a huge snowfall. Snow is a big novelty for folks living in Tucson and lots of people drove up to play in it. A lovely mother and daughter team built this handsome snowman.

photo by Dub Scroggin

One of the poor snowman’s charcoal briquette eyeballs and a button kept popping out so I fixed him.

photo by Dub Scroggin

Here he is all happy again. I added the wreath since we had it with us to take Christmas photos to use for our cards next year.

Later as we were heading back down the mountain, we saw the snowman family driving a pickup truck with their snowman standing proudly in the back. What a cheerful thing to see!


Sunny Kristi said...

I am such a grinch when it comes to winter. I am not a fan of cold or snow these days. My poor children don't get to play in the snow much because I despise being outside in it! I do so miss the fresh air though.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I would have loved to have seen that snowman family in the back of the truck! This snowman is delightful too!

Lovely idea for the birds June.

Happy day to you!

Robyn said...

Love the photos of the you know it has been years since I have seen snow...years! And I only live about 1 1/2 from some now...hmmm I see a roadtrip in the future! And love the orange slices what a lovely thank you for our song birds!