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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

A couple of days ago, a peek-a-boo action caught my eye on a utility pole down the road.   I figured it was a couple of woodpeckers, and sure enough two red topped pileated woodpeckers were tapping away on each side of the pole. The males have a red moustache, but I couldn't tell if they were a male/female combination since they were so far away. Perhaps they were wearing Santa hats and sending ho ho ho messages down the line :)

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The next day was quite bright and sunny, so I caught a snap or two out of the car window on my way into town.

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This Christmas, unlike last one, we have no snow, temps. around 4 or 5 C, and fairly clear and bright.


I picked up my turkey from my friends at the farm, and it will be stuffed and cooked tomorrow in readiness for my sons to devour it over the next 3 days.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and hopefully will have time to take some photos during the next day or two!

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8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Glo!

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  2. Well spotted with the woodpeckers. I hope the pole is still standing.

    Lovely card and video.

    Very best wishes to you all. The time of year to hide the bathroom scales and enjoy ;)

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  3. I love all your bird photos, Glo. Especially ones that are dressed in your imagination :-) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  4. Lucky you seeing two like that!
    Doris Day...wonderful!
    Have a good time over the festive period. Flighty xx

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  5. Thank you, Selby ~ and the best of the holiday season to you, too!

    Hello John ~ Yes, I was surprised to see two woodpeckers ~ I thought after I posted the photo, that they also might be sending "Knock, Knock" jokes ;) Glad you liked the card and video ~ and a great idea to hide the bathroom scales! Merry Christmas!

    Hi there, Nikki ~ Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy my photos, and my imagination! I hope your Christmas is wonderful, too :)

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  6. Hi Flighty ~ I thought you might enjoy the Doris Day song :) Glad you enjoyed it. So, the rain washed away your snow! Much safer. I guess it remains up north though ~ Off I go to get the turkey ready!

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  7. Happy Christmas to you all.
    Woodpeckers are a favourite of mine.

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  8. Thanks for the Christmas wishes uhdd! Woodpeckers are fascinating, I agree. Glad to hear your Christmas went well!

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