Cloudy and gray. Cloudy and gray. Cloudy and gray. The repetitious forecast has many of us in the doldrums, even the flowers are longing for some sunshine to pop open.
And speaking of waiting for paint to dry – one of the weekend chores was to paint the top of a cushion storage box outside. Last year a citronella candle fell over and the wax hardened before it was noticed, leaving a huge black stain on the top.
First coat is done and if it doesn’t rain, we’ll get to the final coat this morning.
I’ve been hearing the loud songs of birds wooing each other in the back woods and tried to find the bird but no easy feat. This pathetic video shows, in a fleeting nanosecond, a large black bird fleeing the tree. I ran around the house to where I’d seen the woodpecker before and there, flapping his large wings, a huge pileated woodpecker zoomed by.
I Googled “pileated woodpecker song” and as you can hear from the clip, I do indeed have the orchestra “wood”wind section at my home!
I was blown away when I found this YouTube video by SmithWalker13; he/she put a GoPro camera on a suet bird feeder and lo and behold, a pileated woodpecker came a knocking! Awesome.