Like I said, I intended to warm up so I was putting some water on for tea and looked out my kitchen window and there, on our bird feeder, sat a handsome male Rose-breasted Grosbeak!!! He looked like he was dressed in a tuxedo and ready for his date. My plans went out the window (literally) and I ran to get the camera. I shucked on my crocs and was prepared to stand on our back steps until he came back..praying he would come back. So, here are the pictures I got...I saw so much more but was unable to focus the camera since I am out of practice but I stood there freezing and having such a good time. At one point there were all the primary colors on the feeder,,,a yellow American Gold Finch,,,Blue, Indigo Bunting,,,and a red Cardinal! Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of that. That was just for me to see I guess. I believe that God knew I needed encouragement and He knows exactly what I love...I love Him for that.
This is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak -he did come back!
An Indigo Bunting and that's either a purple finch or a house finch (I can't tell them apart)
One of our many lilac bushes blooming now.
We are so thankful for God's creation. Blessings to you all from the holler..