Sunday, May 6, 2007

Isn't Spring Great??????

Finally, we are getting some nice weather!!!!! I haven't had much of a chance to enjoy it as I have been preparing for a presentation that I am giving at the Stampin' Girls Convention in Ottawa next weekend. Today I made some time to do a little gardening. I lasted about an hour and a half, cleaning out the flower beds, turning soil etc. when it seemed that I was the main entree for the gazillions of blackflies that landed on me for a only took one to draw blood and then I was doomed!!!!!!!! I retreated inside to do some spring cleaning.

Yesterday morning while out on the deck, the tappings of this big red headed fellow drew my attention. I started to scan the trees along the property line, to no avail. To my amazement, there he was at the top of the Hydro Pole!!! I have NEVER seen a woodpecker this size.........EVER. This guy had to be over 14" tall. I scurried as fast as I could to get my Camera and Long Lens, dashed upstairs to take several pictures and then back into the house to share my discovery with my family. Jonathon actually captured this shot, which was pretty good, considering that the pole seems to be about 100 ft tall!!!!


  1. What a great shot. I so need a bigger lense!

  2. VERY cool!
    Good luck at Stampin' Girls! I will not be there this time, but I will be thinking of you.

  3. Karen (aka Karen Stamps!)May 12, 2007 at 10:43 PM

    Aren't those pileated woodpeckers huge! They're as big as chickens. I've seen them around here (rural Ottawa) from time to time and it's always a treat.


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