Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My Woodpecker

One day in June 2004, I saw my friend the woodpecker in the back yard. I finally got a picture. He's a beautiful bird. He's comes through checking some of his favorite trees for food from time to time. I haven't seen him in a few months, but I expect he'll be coming around again.

In the back of my yard, there is an old wagon road bed. Some have told me that it used to be a main road in the old days, and it is likely that maybe even presidents have traveled over it in a stage coach. There could be a little truth in that.

There are several old, dead trees on each side of the road bed. My Dad encouraged me to leave them for the birds. I think it's those dead trees that draws the woodpecker back.


Support Our Troops

Yesterday I added a new page to my web site in support of our troops. You can check it out here:
Support Our Troops

Quote of the Day
"You can observe a lot just by watching."
~Yogi Berra

Joke of the Day

Things I Learned as a Child
  • No matter how hard you try, you can't bathe cats.
  • When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.
  • If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
  • You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
  • Reading what people write on desks can teach you a lot.
  • Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
  • Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic-tac.
  • Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time.
  • School lunches stick to the wall.
  • You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
  • Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
  • The best place to be when you are sad is in Grandma's lap.
  • It's hard to unlearn a bad word.
  • It's easier to see the mistakes on someone else's paper.
  • A pencil without an eraser may as well just be a pen.
  • Sometimes the best one in the play has the fewest lines.
  • Twelve is a lot older than eight.
  • Sometimes your best move is blocked by your own checkers.
  • Don't say that the "Last One is a Rotten Egg" unless you're absolutely sure there's a slow kid behind you.
  • If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.
  • Your room gets smaller as you get bigger.
  • You can't start over just because you're losing the game.
  • A snow day is more fun than a vacation day.
  • All libraries smell the same.
  • If you want someone to listen to you, whisper it.
  • Sometimes you have to take the test before you've finished studying.
  • Silence can be an answer.
  • If you throw a ball at someone, they'll probably throw it back.
  • Don't nod on the phone.
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Anonymous said...

As the wife of a currently deployed sailor, I just wanted to thank you for showing your support with the new page. It means a lot to me knowing that people here at home are thinking of him and the rest of our guys.

Linda said...

Hey that is a nice Pileated Woodpecker there! If you put some suet out, you will get lots of different types of woodpeckers!