Monday, April 11, 2011

Seek the Solitude of the Forest

In the news: Sarah Palin is encouraging Donald Trump's birtherism, Barry McHopeless is bragging about how big his spending cuts are in the face of 8.8% unemployment, and craven liars like Jacob Weisberg are praising Paul Ryan's class warfare as "brave, radical, and smart".

It it any wonder that I seek the solitude of the forest?


There are many pileated woodpeckers in the area, and I've been trying to get a good picture of one. They're very shy. This one was on the feeder when I snuck out to the temporary blind I set up on the screen porch, but he/she/it/bird heard the lens focusing and flew off to a nearby tree.




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18 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Huh.

I usually seek the sounds of a bar.

Jennifer said...

Lovely photos, thundra. Looks like salve for the soul.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Love, love, LOVE the toad.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You can take alcohol into the forest, zrm.

By the way, the temperature just went up about 20 degrees an hour ago?!?!

It's now 74, sunny, and humid. Where did that come from?
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You can take alcohol into the forest, zrm.

....I'll be back in several years.

vacuumslayer said...

I'm ready to escape to one of my pieces

vacuumslayer said...

Loving the toad.

Von said...

Wow.
That last picture is LOVELY!!
but the amphibian is totally giving me the stink eye.

Jennifer said...

It's now 74, sunny, and humid. Where did that come from?

I sent it over. It was in the mid 80's yesterday. While it was lovely, it was a little too much, a little too fast so I passed it on.

Jack Crow said...

"Make a break for it, kids. Flee to the wilderness. The one within, if you can find it."

~ Utah Phillips

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

How about if I seek the Fortitude of the Soloist?

Smut Clyde said...

What is involved in pileating a woodpecker?

How about if I seek the Fortitude of the Soloist?

ZRM is evidently stalking Alexa Still.

Another Kiwi said...

Flutist? I thought it was flautist. Wackypodia tells me that one can be either.
It's a shame I shan't be back because I learn stuff here

Kathleen said...

mmm flautas

Kathleen said...

mmm flautas

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

You can say that again, Kathleen!
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Randal Graves said...

Hard to find solitude when this is happening all around.

Jennifer said...

Toad flautas?