Monday, May 11, 2009

Pining for the Fiords

Well, no, actually it has gone to meet its maker.

This is an ex-pileated woodpecker, found in the woods today. It didn’t look damaged, & is a bit smaller than they usually get, so I don’t know what has done it in. Reference book indicates this was probably a female, so presumably a tad smaller than the male.

I hear them all the time around here; Woody Woodpecker was a pileated, & his crazy cackle of cartoon fame is much like the noises they make in the wild. That, & the incessant hammering on trees with that impressive beak.

First stationary one I’ve ever seen though…

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day...


It's been almost five years, and I'm supposing these interwebz connections reach further than most of us conceive.

I picked your favorite flower today, the mighty dandelion.

I didn’t know what to do with them, so I put them on the edge of the garden.

Hope you like them as much as you always did.