Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Towhee and Woodie~

We had a lovely visitor yesterday afternoon, who has been in hiding since late last spring.

 We hear them in the brush and shrubs at the rear of the property, but hardly ever catch a glimpse of them until near winter season hits here.  This is a male and he was shinning in the warmth of the sun, just before last evening's chill hit. 

The Downy Woodpecker enjoys the varied flavors of suet that I offer and will stay around all year long, but especially enjoys the special treats during the colder months~


  1. such beautiful colors on that towhee!

  2. They're a beautiful sight to have around all the year, possibly the suet that temped them. Great photos.

  3. awwww :) that's one lovely bird.

  4. these are fabulous photos! I've never seen a towhee, but that's a beautiful bird. I'm happy that you put food out for your feathered friends. Your lovely photographs are the reward, and I thank you for sharing with us. That enables me to know these lovely creatures. happy weekend to you Mary.

  5. thanks so much for visiting me and allowing me to wander around in your page have some great bird shots...i love the towhee.I will keep checking in here as we are birders.

  6. Tutte le immagine sono meravigliose !
    Bellissimi attimi privati di questi uccelli.
    Buona giornata.
    Myriam :)

  7. I never realised how difficult it was to get a good bird shot until I took about a hundred one day - and none of them were any good!

    These are fabulous!

  8. Beautiful birds and photos. They Downy are cute woodies and I love the pretty Towhee. Great shots, have a Happy Sunday!

  9. Great pictures. The towhees are difficult for us to find here. By the way, I have seen some Great Gray owls the last couple of weeks now that it is cold.

  10. Those towhees have really bright colours Mary, makes the Downy Pecker look a little dull - shame.

    I was thinking about your header problem. Make sure the picture is in landscape format i.e the width is greater than the height. I think I set mine at 700 wide and the system resizes the height.

  11. Love your little guy hiding in the branches. Great shots Mary.

  12. Love, love the beautiful woodpecker pics!


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