Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Comes to Cacapon Mountain

Here are some Downy Woodpeckers enjoying a Suet Deluxe™ meal.

The mountain started putting on its green suit this week.

Speaking of green suits, here's a Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle (not to be confused with the cursed Emerald Ash Borer).

Here's a Gerri bug.

Last but not least, Theda shows how one is supposed to drink a creek.

P.S. For the non-Biggie-sizers amongst us:

Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.


Alexia said...

Yes, I can see the leaves in the background - greener every day, all right! Lucky you :)

Cool little Downy Woodpeckers

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Love the water strider pic.

Randal Graves said...

Now those kind of beetles I like.

Laura said...

I really like that beetle too! Great pictures, as always.
Wish Spring would come here. :(


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

If you open the last picture in a new window, you can see tiny water orbs on the mite web strand.

Substance McGravitas said...

I am often in a puddle of something-or-other when I drink.

Gilly said...

Lovely woodpeckers and little insects. You are very clever - and patient, methinks!

Now if my dog tried to drink like that his ears would be floating and get soaking wet!!

And how lovely to see green leaves on trees!

carmilevy said...

You had me at the water droplets :) Seriously...amazing series. The GREEN on that beetle is surreal.

You're inspiring me to get my camera out more often. I've been lagging.