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Two Striking Redheads

A few minutes ago, from my bathroom window, I saw a woodpecker perched on the edge of our birdbath that rises from a garden of hypericum. As I watched, another woodpecker joined the first, and they began to drink, dipping and lifting their heads in a Sabbath-Day rhythmic pattern. I’m sure they were slurping, for I saw water sling through the sunny air around them and fall onto their sleek backs. They were beautiful birds, shiny black with patches of snow white. Their splendid heads were scarlet.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

3 replies on “Two Striking Redheads”

I hope to get a good picture of a woodpecker one day, Daniel, but I didn’t have my camera available yesterday. They are indeed so beautiful; their colors are vibrant.


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