and the apples left hanging on the tree last fall look as though they have a dollop of frosting on top.
Snow always brings birds out to the feeders and yesterday the Northern Flicker enjoyed a long visit. He sat very still and surveyed the yard for quite some time before beginning his feast.
He started with a bit of suet for an appetizer...
...before being invited to enjoy the main course with an accommodating Blue Jay. You can see the size difference between the two in this picture.
Hey, where did that Blue Jay go? No manners for that fellow!
Inside, I knitted on the socks while watching his antics through the kitchen window. The muslin socks are coming right along; one is on the straight part of the foot, and the other has the ribbing cast on for the leg.