Friday, August 28, 2009

Red-headed & Pileated Woodpeckers


He was far away but I got off one shot!


Nearly as large as a crow, the Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in most of North America. Its loud ringing calls and huge, rectangular excavations in dead trees announce its presence in forests across the continent.



I was trying to hide in some low hanging tree branches but the Red-headed Woody  spotted me anyway .. ha


An unmistakable bird, the Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)  is striking at rest and in flight, showing its colors of red, black, and white. It is one of the most aggressive members of the family and one of the most omnivorous




Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wild Flowers

In the early morning sunlight ….










The little orange flowers are “Jewel Weed” (Impatiens capensis)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Day’s First Stop Is Online

I will be the first to admit that I check email and news sites before I do anything else in the morning.  Most of time I don’t even wait until I get out of bed to do it either.  I will roll over and boot up the laptop ….. then I get up and make coffee.  On the way to the kitchen, I boot up the desktop if I turned it off the night before.

The article by the New York Times is quite an interesting read.  It made me think about what I did before the “computer age”.  You know, I can’t even remember.  I suppose I turned on the trusty TV to find out what had happened over night …… those days are long gone and have been for many years.

Read the article HERE

Monday, August 03, 2009


 I'm Not a Doctor but I Play One on TV!

found on The Weekly Standard