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Friday, February 17, 2012

It's The Simple Things That Make Me Smile

I heard him before I saw him,  I had let our dog out and because I am a multitasker I decided to pull some chickweed while I waited for him to come back

I kept hearing this tapping sound, but I was intent on pulling weeds, eventually the "light bulb" went off and I realized I should check out what was making the noise. I took a closer look in the trees around the house and spotted this little guy. He was quite intent on pecking a hole in this tree and was not at all deterred by my presence. He even waited for me to go inside and get my camera.

It doesn't take much to make me smile, sometimes it's the simple things that give me the most pleasure. Thanking the Lord for this little glimpse of a Downing Woodpecker today.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh I love it, and I couldn't agree more! Have a wonderful week-end! HUGS

Sandy said...

He's beautiful isn't he? I have four that come to my feeder daily, two males, like him, and two females. Recently I have also started seeing the hairy woodpecker which looks exactly like the smaller downy. This one looks a bit long to be a downy and may be a hairy. What do you think? Either way they are all gorgeous.
Have a blessed weekend.

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Nancy said...

I often think God places these little interruptions in our way so we will stop and think about His glorious and beautiful creation... Your little fellow is so pretty....

Debbie said...

Oh yes... that's exactly the kind of thing that gives me simple pleasure.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes, yes, yes..those simple things that bring such joy. I think age is making me more and more aware of that...and to think that so much was put here on earth just so we could experience the joy of it.

Love your woodpecker.

Camille said...

What a gorgeous bird Maryann! How fun that he waited for his portrait to be taken!! :)

Happy weekend to you!
Blessings,
Camille

camp and cottage living said...

MaryAnn
I love the sound of a woodpecker too. It good that you can be made
happy by the simple pleasures that the Lord sends us!

Petra said...

How sweet! Thank you for sharing the joy and Woody! Blessings!