Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Lone Palm for Fences!

I always love seeing tall palms out in the middle of the fields.

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This field had Sandhill Cranes in it but I didn’t get a good close up.

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(there’s one on the left AND one on the right)

When I went into my folders to grab a good close up, I couldn’t find one. Does that ever happen to you? Hundreds of photos but not exactly the one you want.

So here’s a Red bellied woodpecker I spotted in our bird feeder this week.

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He’s handsome, don’t you think?

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

53 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, pretty shot of the cranes in the field. And I love your woodpecker closeup. Great capture. Have a happy day!

Christine said...

Nice pictures, Diane! Love that handsome woodpecker!

Montanagirl said...

Hello my friend! So busy here with all the graduation festivities. My "Great" Nephew graduates from H.S. this year, and it's my 50th anniversary for graduating from H.S. Where did the years go? LOVE that Woodpecker - he's very handsome indeed!! Hope you are well.

Arlene said...

Sandhill Cranes stop here in Decatur on their way south Diane. The refuge near the Tennessee River is just full of them in the spring time. Amazing to see them. It is nice to see where they were headed.

Stephanie said...

Wow Diane, the woodpeker is stunning! What lovely colors he has :) And it looks like he is posing for you.

Have a wonderful day!

TexWisGirl said...

handsome red-belly, for sure! the palm looks like it's a cell tower or something out there all by itself. :)

Quiltdivajulie said...

We have a pair of woodpeckers this year - and a couple others . . . we've seen them in passing before but this year they are frequent visitors.

Diane said...

Nice shots! We hear sandhill cranes going over in the fall-- bad sign, winter coming. Then we hear them in early spring, good sign, spring coming!

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a handsome woodpecker. Your camera did a fantastic job. I hope you are continuing to heal well. Thinking of you!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Diane, great fence pic and the palm out in the field is interesting. Love the woodpecker shot.
Hope your feeling better and healing nicely.
Hugs, CM

Kathy said...

We don't have palms here but I adore seeing lone willow trees out in a pasture. The animals eat the branches as high as they can reach so they end up looking perfectly manicured.
Love the woodpecker picture!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the cranes! Hope you are healing well and feeling better.
hugs,
Linda

Debby Ray said...

I have never seen a pine tree all out in a field like that...interesting! And WOW...the shot of that woodpecker is amazing and I will admit I am a little jealous! How far away were you from it and what kind of camera/lens did you use?

carolann said...

Fabulous picture of the woodpecker.

It looks like a bird house out yonder. I must bring it in closer. I could be mistaken as one says a palm tree.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Very handsome indeed. Hope you're feeling better Diane.

Gwen said...

wow, some amazing photos, and the last bird one...fantastic!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great close-up of the Red-belly!
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BumbleVee said...

oh, wow ....what a beauty!!

Nancy's Notes said...

That lone palm, love it! Oh my, that woodpecker is adorable, colors are brilliant!

Hope you are better! Take good care!

Nancy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the field - and of course the Cranes - we saw flocks of them in Wisconsin a few years back. I know what you mean about searching for the right photo - I carefully name my photos so I know what the picture is - even sometimes adding location to the name - and yet I search and search and can't find the one I want - and then when I'm not looking for it - there it is.

Lovely woodpecker - great photo.

Ida said...

I find it so unusual to see a Palm tree out in the middle of a field. We don't have palm trees here where I live. Neat to see the sandhill cranes and that was an awesome shot of the woodpecker.

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, great picture of the Woodpecker, love him. Always enjoy visiting you, beautiful scernry.Blessings Francine.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice shot of the green field and cranes and a gorgeous woodpecker!

Gina said...

Diane, my daughter has a palm tree in the middle of her back yard in NC. It looks strange to me but she loves it!

That woodpecker is gorgeous!

LV said...

Have not seen a woodpecker like this in years. Nicely done.

Vee said...

It looks as if he's posing! A very good-looking bird.

Marie C said...

That palm tree in the field is weird! :-) Love the woodpecker!

Simply Shelley said...

I see Woodpeckers in my yard a lot. I think they are beautiful. I went back and read about your accident. I'm glad it wasn't any worse. Hope you are feeling better by now. I've had falls myself, but none that bad. They sure can make one sore for awhile though. Blessings to you Daine.

Jean Berryessa said...

Fabulous pictures. Glad to see you're getting back to feeling better. Hugs.

Carla from The River said...

Great photos! Love that lonely Palm :-)
Carla
P.S.
Yes, I want you to teach me ocean fishing ;-))) LOL

Maggie Ann said...

Your woodpecker is beautiful...I enjoyed seeing him.

Rose said...

What a sharp photo of the red-bellied woodpecker!

Shug said...

This is a really great picture of the woodpecker. These things fascinate me....not sure if it's their color or their busyness.

Susie said...

Diane, I love all your birds photos. You have shown us so unusual ones. I like you mother's day gifts. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

p.s. me too...I am glad you are alive .

Mildred said...

Awesome pictures, Diane. Hope you are beginning to feel better.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I never think of palms being in the middle of green fields, I always imagine them being surrounded by sand ☺ Beautiful picture of the woodpecker, he's gorgeous!

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shot of the Woodpecker.

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful shots!

Teresa Hennes said...

That palm tree is so interesting! Our sandhill cranes have been back for a month or so now. I love seeing them! I also have that problem...when I want to find a certain picture I can't. I swear they just vanish into thin air.
I have a new blog and have posted pictures of our yard waking up.
Gardensandcamera.blogspot.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, that's a great photo of the red bellied woodpecker. I love the sound of the sandhill cranes. We have them here too, but I still don't have a really good shot of them. Have a wonderful day, Diane.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh that wonderful bird shot is fantastic! Here's hoping I will see one soon in my yard.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Wonderful pictures.
Have a nice weekend.
Greetings.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi sweet Diane, well that is one beautiful picture of the woodpecker, he is handsome. Have a great weekend.
Marlene

Grantham Lynn said...

Great shots. He is handsome!

Dewena said...

It can be so frustrating searching for the picture you know is somewhere. I think my computer eats the best ones!

The best part of driving down to visit my family in FL was always first hearing the palm trees whisper in the wind when we rolled our windows down. I knew I was near then.

Will it soon be time to go to the Blue Ridge again? I hope to visit my cousins in Flat Rock and Hendersonville sometime. Can't wait to be there again!

Pauline Woodcock said...

Love the woodpecker. Shame we don't have them here, he looks so handsome and proud of himself.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love all the woodpeckers and you did a fantastic job of capturing him in all his handsomeness! :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

He's cute. He looks a little similar to a Gila woodpecker. xoox Su

Gardening with Juanita said...

I have that wood pecker I call him my tux bird he looks like he is wearing one.

Sam I Am...... said...

Looks like a red "headed" woodpecker to me. LOL! Great photos...love those cranes.

edenhills said...

The woodpecker shot is amazing! Lovely pasture scenes too.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my goodness, this is an awesome picture of the woodpecker! Beautiful.

~Sheri

Linda H said...

Wow - what a super shot of the woodpecker. Beautiful!!