I was working on my red scraps this morning for the 2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but it was such a nice day that I didn’t finish, but went out to take a walk instead. This was how far I had gotten on the challenge. The hearts will be sewn down, then each rectangle will be cut in half from top to bottom to make mirror images that will be sewn to another block. I expect I’ll finish this up this week:
I forgot to take my camera on my walk so, of course, I saw something to take a picture of for a change. We have giant Pileated Woodpeckers in our conservation areas that have loud calls that would make Woody the cartoon woodpecker proud. These very large birds are surely descended from dinosaurs as their wingspans can be about 29 inches. They are gorgeous. Their preferred food is carpenter ants and beetles and you can hear them excavating in dead trees for a long distance. Their pecking chops up the wood and helps to decompose it and return the nutrients to the forest.
I saw another one awhile back that I tried to take a picture of when I did have the camera with me and the bugger snuck behind the tree when I snapped the pic. Here’s the swamp-shot where you can’t find the bird and a stock photo from http://www.geekphilosopher.com/
|The area where the woodpecker was spotted|
|Stock Photo of Pileated Woodpecker|