Want to look at some pretty pictures with me? Sure you do:
These are some of the birds (and rodents) our backyard is host to in the winter:
Raucous blue jays
We have discovered that if you want lots of birds to visit, put out peanuts. Peanuts will attract most anyone and it's especially fun to see a jay try to fit 2 or even 3 at once in its beak.
My not-so-profound thought for today: feed the birds; it makes them happy, and then you are happy too.