Tuesday, January 08, 2013

In Stillness

 My world  is  hushed  into a solemn quiet
with winter's mantle of  snow.

From my sheltered bench, in stillness I wait.
Red Headed Woodpecker  breaks the silence
adding a glorious Red color 
to a winter white!

19 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Anna these are beautiful photos. I love the bright red head of the woodpecker. Enjoy the 'stillness' as you watch nature in your back yard.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a Pileated Woodpecker and they can create quite the sound when calling or digging into trees for larva. Such a handsome bird. You are lucky to have them in your woods.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures.

NanaDiana said...

Isn't he beautiful- what a wonderful way to have the silence broken- xo Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Beautiful Anna. I love red headed woodpeckers!

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely
seems we are surrounded with a similar spirit
~

stadtgarten said...

Beautiful pictures! Here we do not have snow at the moment and it is much too warm for january. But I am sure that winter will come back - and I am so longing for springtime and garden and flowers....
Hugs, Monika

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful... but cold!!
We have had enough sunny days to keep the cold at bay.
Stay warm~
Sandi

Commonweeder said...

I am also surrounded by stillness. Not even a bird. Just light.

Vagabonde said...

Beautiful photo! I saw a red-headed woodpecker this morning also, outside our kitchen window. But we had full sun facing us and I could not take its picture.

Jeanie said...

How simply beautiful -- that red head against the snow. You are staying here this winter? Bundle up!

judie said...

Awesome photos Anna. You know how I love birds. Love your sweet little titmouse header too. Does he really take the peanuts? Anna, you made me feel so wonderfully happy with your comment. THANK YOU! xoxo

judie said...

I forgot to tell you. It's 81 degrees here today. :)

JC said...

I got a bit of the white stuff yesterday. Had to drive in it though but made it through the Winter wonderland. Now, it's gone and rainy but it was nice to enjoy for those moments.

BittArnhild said...

I am back here, reconnecting :-)

What a lovely post.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos! I love the Pileated! Great shot!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What an amazing photo of the woodpecker! The colors are so vibrant! WOW!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful to enjoy the quiet cozy moments of winter. Good luck on your check up, hope it all goes well for you.

vincibene said...

WOW! I've never seen such a woodpecker! Great!