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- January 1st, 2012
Happy New Year to all of you who are reading this. I sincerely hope that this year treats you kindly, and brings health and happiness, and those few awesome moments of WOW! that make it worth being here.
Speaking of WOW!, I'm surprised how happy a little noise can make me, especially when that noise is the reverberation of a small woodpecker drumming on my roof or nearby structures. He's a Downy Woodpecker, and he showed up last winter. With his mate.
I was thrilled to see a woodpecker in the city. Thrilled I tell you! Yes, I live near the river, where there is a stretch or relative wild growth, but I have a city address, and on a day when the weather is kind, I can easily walk to the city center.
I'm happy all over again, today, because I was sitting quietly and heard Mr. Downy drumming.
A woodpecker in the city. I love it.
. . . and now I'm off to see if I can find my suet cakes and suet feeder to put out for the visiting Mr. D and family.