~A visit from the Chick-a-dees!~

The ground was all covered with snow one day,
And two little sisters were busy at play,
When a snow-bird was sitting close by on a tree,
And merrily singing his chick-a-dee-dee,
Chick-a-dee-dee, chick-a-dee-dee,
And merrily singing his chick-a-dee

 He had not been singing that tune very long,
Ere Emily heard him, so loud was his song;
“Oh, sister, look out of the window,” said she,
     “Here’s a dear little bird singing chick-a-dee-dee.  
Chick-a-dee-dee, chick-a-dee-dee,
"Here’s a dear little bird singing chick-a-dee-dee.

“Oh, mother, do get him some stockings and shoes,
And a nice little frock, and a hat if you choose;
I wish he’d come into the parlor, and see
How warm we would make him, poor chick-a-dee-dee!
Chick-a-dee-dee, chick-a-dee-dee,
How warm we would make him, poor chick-a-dee-dee!”

“There is One, my dear child, though I cannot tell who,
Has clothed me already, and warm enough too.
Good morning! Oh, who are so happy as we?”
And away he went singing his chick-a-dee-dee.
Chick-a-dee-dee, chick-a-dee-dee,
And away he went singing his chick-a-dee-dee.
(Written by  Zelpha Miller Monticue or F.C. Woodworth.
I have seen both given credit for this.)

Christmas was lovely and it's not over yet.
This evening we are going to my daughter's home to play some Wii games.
Perhaps I can burn off some of the zillion calories I have consumed in the past few days!
I wanted to share these photos of the chick-a-dees that have been visiting us. We have never had so many, they are fun to watch, and quite friendly.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and you are still enjoying the festivities?
See you soon.


  1. What lovely pictures of those sweet birds, Sheila. Glad to hear you are enjoying the festivities. I love playing Wii, but I do get carried away!

  2. The poem and your photographs are precious.
    I have never seen a chick-a-dee here. Looks like they have plenty to eat to keep fat and fluffy.
    Sheila my best to you always.
    Let's have a wonderful new year.

    You could be a snowbird and come to Az.

  3. I love the bird photos! You really captured them at the feeder.

    HB and I love our new Wii and have been playing lots of games on it. The first few times I was really stiff and sore the next day! You don't realize how much you're doing because it's so much fun.


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