We left Michigan yesterday.  On the way out we stopped to visit friends we hadn’t seen in far too long. David’s known Jack and Chris as long as I’ve known Gen and Kimberly, which is practically a lifetime. We shared tales of adventures and travels, then they took us out to dinner. I had my first Creme Brulee  (two thumbs up!). 

They had a suet feeder up outside and while we sat talking, I watched all the birds coming in: chickadees, Chipping Sparrow, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmouse, Juncos, a wren I still need to check my book on, pale winter Goldfinch.

I only took one picture today, this one of the dogs in bed at the hotel.  Tucker moved before I could catch the one I wanted, but this one’s okay, too.  (Once I corrected for the funky yellow lighting)