Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Some photos and other things....

I made a couple batches of cookies on Tuesday. The first is Cathy's Maple Cookies from the Better Home and Gardens magazine. 

I made sugar cookie's

Sugar Cookies, recipe here  I used the baking sheet below for one lot of the cookies , and they weren't that good............

Look at how fluffed up that Sparrow is, it must have been cold out there....

This is a photo of the female Northern Cardinal, again all fluffed up...

Finally a fluffed up Blue Jay......

On Tuesday it looked like God was sprinkling glitter down from above, when it was snowing, it was so pretty.

I love this song, would also like to see these guys in concert. Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Canon Rock

14 comments:

Tracey said...

What lovely pics of the fluffed up birds. I haven't seen a baking tin like that before...it's great! xxx

bad penny said...

I'm coming over to yours - I don't bake !

Lovely birds esp the sparrow by the lights

LizBeth said...

That cardinal is gorgeous! It's DH's favorite bird. . . . . Just had a cookie for breakfast. Think I'm going to have to make some more if we're to have any by Friday. They've already finished off the Amish iced cookies I made Sunday.

Liz in the Republic of Texas, w/snow in the forecast!

fairegarden said...

Hi Gill, your cookies look yummy! I can smell them right through the screen of the laptop, almost. It must be very cold for your birds to pouf up so. Do stay warm and have the best of the best that the holidays have to offer. Today is our cookie baking day and you have inspired me to get moving! Thanks, I needed that. :-)
Frances

Karine said...

Those cookies look great! You're really good at getting pictures of birds too, they're often not very easy to capture. As for the Christmas song, it's one of my aunts' favorites.

Olivia and Me said...

Great cookies my dear!!!!

I saw the maple ones and thought the recipe was close to the ones from another blogging site that I adore for great cookie recipes too. Some how maple and Christmas go hand in hand.

Oh my, you've got oodles of birds which of course is great for you're new bird watcher there.

Merry Christmas my dear

~Olivia

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yum! Yum!

Wishing you and all your family, Gill, a very happy Christmas and a super 2010! Hadriana xx PS: Thanks for popping over to mine from time to time. Very much appreciated. :)

Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Gill, I don't think there could ever be a 'not so good' cookie! Every cookie is a great cookie!

I'm impressed you are still able to get so many photos of birds in your area ~ there's not many around here anymore...they've all flown elsewhere for the winter.

scrappy quilter said...

Love the pictures. It's warmed up nicely here so will be sending some warm weather your way. Stop by my blog and see what I missed last night. Oh the joys of living in the country. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas dear friend. Hugs and love

Patty said...

Cookies look delicious.

Kadeeae said...

Oooo! The maple ones sound - and look delish! Would love a recipe after Christmas . . . pretty please? Are they a soft cookie, Gill? Soft, a bit chewy and maple, heaven =)

Hope you and yours have a great Christmas!

The Handmaden said...

The Christmas tree sugar cookies look lovely - very festive!
I must admit, after yesterdays 42 degrees celscius here I'd be quite happy to sit on a mound of snow!

tenthingsfarm said...

Maple cookies? I'd better see if I can find that recipe! I love maple anything, and I have some much-treasured maple sugar that a friend sent me.

Your bird photos are just lovely!

Clippy Mat said...

Love THAT music.
:-)