Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heaven and Nature Sing


The trees in the nearby woods are bare, branches reaching to the sky, leaves frozen to the ground by the light snow. A walk in the woods is infinitely better than a walk in the mall, especially in December. For the first time since we got our new puppy, I take the time to look for birds in the canopy. 


Raven (now almost 9 months old) is becoming a good trail dog and she waits patiently for me when I stop to look about. The first bird I see is a female Pileated Woodpecker, then a Red-bellied Woodpecker passes by with a loud call. Chickadees sing while feeding on pine cones and I see a White-breasted Nuthatch after hearing its nasal honk. A Brown Creeper, Downy Woodpecker and Hairy Woodpecker bring my bird count to seven in one small section of the trail.

Heaven and nature sing on the eve of a long winter.

4 comments:

  1. Nice pictures - winter is definitely on its way - we are preparing for a heavy snowfall.

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  2. I think a walk on hot coals is better than a walk in the mall.

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  3. Beautiful post! How nice that Raven is growing up. Your hard work is paying off.

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  4. You don't see as many birds in the winter but the ones you do see sure stand out amongst the bare branches. Love the pictures!

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