I was struggling too much with the triangle version of the lace scarf, so I decided to start over and go the rectangular way. Given that this is my first attempt at lace I think it's sensible to make it as simplistic as possible. So this is what it looks like so far. This is about half way through the first repeat and right before the first diamond shape lace chart. I think I'm off to a much better start now.
A little update on the backyard birdfeeder. After two weeks of no activity, a couple of smart birds finally figured out that there was free food to be had. It took me a little research on Saturday morning, but I identified them as black-capped chickadees. What really gave them away was their song, which I was able to compare to some recorded sounds online. I was pretty pleased both that I had birds at the feeder and that I knew what they were. Unfortunately, they didn't return on Sunday but they say chickadees can remember thousands of hiding spots for their food, so I'm hopeful that they'll be back.