Monday, February 11, 2013

Early morning nature

A rainy day.
The smell of creosote.
A gila woodpecker pounding in the tree. 

An early February morning...

9 comments:

desertsandbeyond said...

That sounds pretty good to me! :-)

Thérèse said...

Such a lovely and incredible pic!

Jo's World said...

I am trying to find this bird in my Book, but realized he must be a West of the Rockies dweller, not East!

Wonderful picture!

Jo

Pat Tillett said...

It's a cute one! Nice photos Brenda!
Hey guess what? I just this second remembered that I bought the book (Townie) you told me about a long time ago, but still haven't read it.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

There is beauty at all times every season Brenda.
Costas

Banjo52 said...

Like Jo, I didn't know the gila. S/he looks pretty similar to a female red-bellied over here in the tame East. I love woodpeckers, but wonder what it'd be like living next to one.

Kathy said...

Great shots of this little pecker!

My daughter Lara, the book reviewer, has a new site in case you haven't heard. I don't think she would mind if I appoint myself as temporary PR agent! http://onelitchick.com/

Brenda's Arizona said...

Jo - should I send you a western birding book? We could swap.

Deserts&Beyond - nice to see sun in your vicinity today. Guess it is on its way to us.

Pat, I had forgotten about the book!
Kathy, yep, know Laura's website. Read on!

Banjo, nothing worse than a woodpecker drilling a light pole (not a wooden one). We get those, and they are noisy!

Thanks all.

altadenahiker said...

Haiku?