Well, at least at our house, Christmas is partially for the birds.
I have been showering our feathered friends here with yuletide greetings: a variety of fruit including apricot, pear, orange, banana, peaches and apples for the fruit eaters; and homemade nectar or sunflower seeds for others.
Wouldn’t these birds look just gorgeous in snow? I’d love to take them back to our home in Lover, PA.
Oh who am I kidding? These birds already look gorgeous, and with their warm weather habitat and affinity for fruit, they would not appreciate it if I tried to take them back to the states when we return in a couple years.
So I guess I’ll have to settle for trying to capture them in photos and take those with me.
And now to sweeten Christmas a bit for some of my regular car guards and servers, with what I originally was calling “Rand-y canes” (for my non-SA friends, these are tied together with a green, ten-Rand note) but then decided that might be a little bit creepy.
How about you? Do you tip your favorite customer service people this time of year? Anything special or just a little extra in the pot?
P.S. Thanks to my Sassol bird guide I now can identify all of these birds. Can you identify any of them?