It's raining hard, on this first day of winter.
But it's warm---my lonely mockingbird, who rules the locust tree outside my window here, has been vigorously bathing in the deep puddles. He is gloriously pearly gray, with black and bright white trim. He preens and fluffs and hopes for a lady bird to join him.
And he now sits glaring in the holly tree. He is waiting for me to deliver his daily dose of dried wild blueberries. He is spoiled!
Inside the house it's bright and cozy. At the store I found hot chocolate and Peeps Stars [marshmallows].We're ready for Santa! How about you guys?
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...."
Merry Christmas, happy holidays to everyone!
gone to the beach......
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Mockingbird photo is from the web.