LOOK! Finally, the large pileated woodpecker flew through my yard. I saw one last year but wasn’t ready with my camera. Tonight, I was standing on my back porch, camera in hand, when I heard a close, loud bird call! There she was, the pileated woodpecker. She landed in a tree and I managed to take this picture.
I walked into my yard to try to get a better picture, and it flew right toward me and my dogwood tree. Seeing me, it swerved away. My heart was beating fast and I thought I lost her. But, she landed on a tree stump in my neighbor’s yard. She stayed for a long time and I took more pictures before she flew away, calling loudly!
I sure hope she comes back. It was really exhilarating to be so close to the action.
I am posting this for my May bird series celebrating the beauty of my backyard birds. For more bird pictures, click on the birds header at the top of my page.
I will also add this to Hugh’s weekly photo challenge with the theme of hats since my woodpecker is certainly flaunting its red crest! Thanks for letting me stretch the theme.
Solitude Haiku (Wandering)
Wandering the woods
Togetherness with nature
Alone with my thoughts
*posted for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme of Solitude
Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – Solitude
Isn’t this the cutest baby goat? Recently, on a visit to the country store where I buy my apple butter, I had a chance to go see the goats! I was warned by the storekeeper not to touch the fence because it was electric! So, I did not touch the fence! And, neither did this kid!
The little baby goat was very curious and it was all I could do not to reach between the gap in the fence to touch it. I really think it was smiling at me!
Here is a close up of its sweet face!
*posted for Hugh’s weekly Photo Challenge: Gap
I have sat on this bench many times. I have felt the cool stone against my legs. I have heard the flow of the waterfall across the rocks below. I have breathed in the serenity of the calm spot, seeking to settle my thoughts, if only for a moment.
*posted for JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bench.
*also posted for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 17-Calm