Ours was good, except I came down with a cold...hack, cough, ugh.
I'm feeling better today though, so I got out my bird and garden books.
I had always known Audubon's birds, but learned about Athos Menaboni some years ago, when I moved back home to Georgia.
He was born in Italy (1895), but moved to Georgia in the 1920s, where he married a Georgia girl, and lived near Atlanta, until his death in 1990.
So, I used his book for my January "nature lover's coffee table", in the living room.
I like bird watching, especially in the winter months, and The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher is one of my favorites.
It not only has a bird identification and behavior guide, but also ideas for feeders and garden plantings.
Here are a couple of my garden inspiration books, and some Fritillaria meleagris bulbs.
I bought the bulbs back in the fall, and ran across them on the pantry shelf last week.
So, I got them out, to remind me to plant them. I hope I haven't waited too late. I've never seen these growing, and I'm so excited to see exactly how they look.
Have you ever planted these? I'd love to know where you planted them, and if they looked as pretty as the photo.
I'll wait 'til my cold has gone before I do any planting, but in the mean time, I'm sitting on the couch, watching the birds.
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