In my dreams...the photo of the above carving was taken at the gallery the other day ;)
My wood carver was 'head-bent' and determined to chip away though ~ He definitely looked focussed.
This male pileated woodpecker was striking, in more ways than one. Check out those eyes! He held his head way back ....
and then proceeded to chip away:
After leaving his mark, off he flew to the utility pole across the street ~
Here's a short clip of him in action:
Another handsome visitor, in the form of a local fireman collecting for the Christmas food drive ~ my donation was at the end of my driveway, which was picked up with a friendly wave and thanks :)