Did you know, one day last week was National Spaghetti Day? Or, that January 6 is National Cuddle Day and National Bean Day?

Those don’t seem to go together very well. I’m not sure I would want to cuddle someone who had eaten a lot of beans.

The sun is up, gilding the treetops on Sunrise Ridge, bright and beautiful. When I filled the feeders, the sky was alight with gentle pink clouds against the fading darkness.

Now, birds, bright and sober colors, are vying for the seeds. Their antics bring some cheer into the kitchen as I watch.