Although our family does not celebrate a religious holiday in December (or in any other month!) we do, some years, have occasion to celebrate because out-of-state members of our families are able to take vacation during the Christmas-to-New Year's stretch. This was one of those years; thus, I've been (mostly) away from the keyboard. Here are some photos taken at our house during the past couple of weeks. Regrettably, although person-hours were spent finding the charger for my camera's battery (which is a whole story unto itself), we took nary a photo while everyone was here.
Here are the avian fauna - at the watering hole.
More avian fauna - stuffing their faces.
The one non-avian critter - scavenging under the bird feeders.
And, one human surveying the scene for other fauna.