Monday, May 5, 2014

Gratitude Monday–May-ry Christmas

We had our second Christmas over the weekend. This is the holiday we spend with our dear friends Bob and Sylvia.

It was our turn to host. They arrived Saturday in the snow. Nature had been so very thoughtful to supply Christmas weather for us.

We went out birding though stuck close to the car. We saw geese,  some different ducks, a kestrel who was patient enough to pose long enough for us to get a good look through Bob's spotting scope, and before we left the yard we watched a yellow-bellied sapsucker peck away at a neighbour's tree.

The food was good, the birding fine, and the friends the best, and for all of it I am grateful.

ChristmasMay 2014

photo courtesy Sylvia Strojek

L-R, me, Bob Weber, Mike Mayrl


solarity said...

Why, indeed, should our celebrations be constrained by the calendar?
Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

How thoughtful of the weather to co-operate! Sounds like it was a wonderful visit, regardless of the weather.

Leah J. Utas said...

That's how we see it, Mary Anne.

It was one of the best, BL.

Tabor said...

You are a cup half full person!

messymimi said...

Good for you and them, celebrating when it was the right time for you to get together. It sounds like you all had a joyful time, which is the point of celebrating anyway.

Hilary said...

What a great day. 'Tis the season!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Love the idea of Christmas in May! Hmm... I'm thinking I'll try Halloween? You think anyone would mind if I showed up in costume round the neighborhood asking for candy?

Thanks for sharing your wonderful friends with us!

Crabby McSlacker said...
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Careless McSlacker said...

Crap, I double posted, mind deleting for me? :)

Leah J. Utas said...

I sure am, Tabor.

Yes, Messymimi. It was the best time and we had the best time.

Aye, Hilary.

Crabby, that sounds like a fascinating social experiment. I'd love for you to do it. If I lived nearby I'd be right out there with you.