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FROM READERS: Celebrating Christmas with the birds

By John Hall/Missourian Reader
December 27, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. CST

Santa didn't show up Monday night. So, I was up early Tuesday and waiting on him. While I waited I decided to share a few scenes from my "Christmas trees." Also, there are some from the bushes and bird feeding stations.

These photos represent the sum total of my Christmas decorations this year. I celebrated by sharing with the birds. There was so much mirth that a Tufted Titmouse landed on the head of a Purple House Finch.

That is another mystery that I do not fathom in the slightest. How can something that is red be called purple? I guess that's akin to someone who weighs 300 pound being called "Tiny." I guess that would be an okay nickname if you're an elephant, but not so if you're a member of the human race.

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This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.