My Tree

Through my window – how the view changed in one week.

The ‘Saint Monica’ (Cotoneaster) tree was heavy laden and very colourful on 11th December, just a week ago.

Three days later, the party was under way.

15th December and word is out about the good food in this neighbourhood, I counted about 13 birds in this one.

Sunday 18th December 2011

A night of high winds, a fall of snow and a couple of days of icy conditions, made the birds determined to strip the tree of its bounty.

I wonder where the birds will dine on Christmas day?

13 thoughts on “My Tree

  1. Delirious

    When the wild turkeys came sauntering through my neighborhood, I was surprised to see them eating berries off of the neighbor’s bushes. I thought the berries were poisonous. Maybe they are only poisonous to humans?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Delirious – some berries are poisonous to us, just as well or we greedy humans might never leave them any food!

  3. Grannymar Post author

    speccy – Maybe they are not ripe yet. I have three cotoneaster trees and the birds feed from them in the same order every year. The one in the photos is always the last.

  4. wisewebwoman

    Yes, I have dogberries and they are about gone now. I think the bluejays hoard them.
    Lovely pics, GM. Reminds me of the Mary Poppins song: Feed the Birds. Remember that?

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Tilly – It is now totally colourless, so much so, that I moved my chair to the other side of the house!

  6. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – I will not be cooking a Turkey this year, Have something else planned for when Ell & George visit. They will have more than enough Turkey on Christmas day and over the holidays.


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