A bit of beauty: Wonder Wednesday

I’ve been buried under a pile of varieties of work recently, so my creative spark is lately pretty dim. I am, however, slowly reading through a couple of books since I finished Fault Lines. I look forward to adding more reviews in the next two weeks. Meanwhile, I thought I’d share a bit of beauty that I encountered this morning with my husband.

Things like this are a reminder of what’s important in life. It’s not as if a woodpecker is an uncommon sight, but like so many things, we often fail to stop and enjoy life’s simplest pleasures. Of course, it wasn’t my bedroom window this woodpecker was near at 6:20 in the morning (wasn’t even outside of my house), so my characterization of this as a simple pleasure is certainly subjective.

Here’s “Woody” in action:

I hope this little bit of nature makes your day a wee bit brighter.

For the record, it is 93 degrees in our neck of the woods. In May…

I have some educational and literary thoughts on tap for next week that I hope you’ll find of interest.

5 thoughts on “A bit of beauty: Wonder Wednesday

  1. Bike Bubba says:

    Oy. 80 degrees here was getting a little bit oppressive…..we are certainly enjoying the birds here, though.

    Glad that the woodpecker wasn’t close by your home. Around here, when we see them on a tree close to a house, we wonder when we need to hire a tree surgeon, because they don’t peck at healthy trees here.

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  2. Elspeth says:

    I think that’s pretty universal. Woodpeckers are pecking at the trees because it’s full of insects and possibly harmful parasites that they are using for food. Same down here.

    Hubs and I walk about 4 miles most mornings. This little fella was pretty far away from our yard when he caught our eye.

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  3. elspeth says:

    We actually had to get rid of a couple trees several years ago, in fact. And yeah, the woodpeckers were loving that thing back then, so I suspect those people will be calling the tree surgeon soon.

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  4. hearthie says:

    Lovely. We get woodpeckers here, although they’re much smaller and shyer.

    And I, thank you very much, will continue to enjoy May Grey and 71 degree temperatures!

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