Wishing a Merry Christmas to all visitors to these pages, some old, some new, but all very welcome. I continue to be amazed by quite how many people drop in, especially after something like 12 years when frankly I have nothing much left to say, but I keep plugging away. The photo below is a Pileated Woodpecker from Grand Forks in North Dakota, and at -23C it felt rather more seasonal than here in London which is currently damp and grey. I have to say I am really quite pleased with the minimal work required to craft the traditional Santa hat, and can't believe I never thought of it before.
Anyway I hope you all have a nice holiday, and all the best from here in Wanstead.