Saturday, January 21, 2012

Up a _______ ? — Six Word Saturday —

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Tree top resting in our yard

To the right you can see this little bird with the highest perch it could find. It is up at the top of the water oak tree in our front yard. This tree has acorns which drop in the late fall. (Water oak link) (Water oak pictures link)

Then for winter it keeps its leaves; meaning it stays green all year long. When spring comes it sheds the old leaves and refreshes with new shiny green ones. We mulch the old leaves with the lawn mower when we mow the grass.

Below on the left is a 'zoomed-in' view of the same picture. Click on these picture for a bit larger size.

The other picture has a wood pecker. It is a sycamore tree in the back yard. Rather, it is in the neighbor's yard but almost on the property line. It has shed its leave and bark for winter.

Do you see the wood pecker. It is approximately in the center of the picture, towards the top of the left upright branch, just before it juts to the right a bit.

The woodpecker does not have a red head. What does this mean?


Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Comments:
Dear Jim Thank you so much for your good wishes and the many messages you left for Peter or me. I am still very weak and can only walk with my frame. Physio twice a week for a while so that should help; I appreciate your many comments and prayers. Thank you very much Jim. I am glad to be home after 6 weeks.Take care and
look after yourself. Sincerely, Merle.
 
None of us probably take the time to actually look at a tree and see the bird normally.
I think I need more of that in my life. Simple things
 
WE have a blackbird or nightingale that sings at the top of the tallest tree it can find. Sublime.
 
Crows up here, free-ranging skybosses, always take the highest perches. Woodpeckers, more often heard than seen, aren't uncommon either, just harder to spot. Thanks for the photos.
 
I've often marvelled at the birds that sit on the very tops of the trees in our garden - they seem so happy chirping away up there, and the view must be wonderful!

One of our trees is a favourite with blue tits, but I never seem to manage to get my camera ready in time to capture them.
 
Love the trees in your yard. And how lovely to have a tree that stays green all year long close by, it won't give that bare look a garden often has in winter.
I love seeing birds around us. Right now we don't see too many (gulls - we live along a river and pigeons), but in spring I do hear loads of others fortunately (for city life that is).
 
To catch a tree top perch resting happily cannot be easy.It flies away at the slightest noise. It is a challenging pastime! The picture appears peaceful. Nice!

Hank
 
i love the 2nd picture!
 
Birds make the world a happy place! I just really enjoyed your full nature shots....life is good especially, when we take notice of it!
 
I ENJOYED BEING SO right ONCE again on your ask jim's blog
 
Ummm..... I don't think I see the wood pecker. I didn't know that there were trees that stay green all year long, except Christmas trees! Speaking of leaves falling during the winter.... Did you enjoy those 80 degree temperatures that we had yesterday? It's gonna be a long summer. : )
 
Lovely post. The wallpaper on my laptop is a photo I used to see every morning from our old house, of a crow on a very spindly branch at the top of an old plum tree. Now there's a young willow tree in view from my bedroom window, and several starlings at a time sway about on the wispy branches.
 
I liked your picture with the bird on top of the tree.

"I am watching the movie Courageous."

sandie
 
terrific photos, I love watching boidies.
 
I'll admit - I'm not nearly as excited to see the woodpecker around our house, though I suppose if he's at the top of a tree, at least he isn't doing damage to my home.

Thanks for playing 6WS!
 
My daughter told me about the trees adapting to the different seasons during her student exchange programme in Switzerland. I was so fascinated :)
 

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