Downy Woodpecker

July 04, 2007 :: 9:24 PM
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downy woodpecker :: gkp :: july fourth two thousand seven

We went back to the land in Maine today to clear a path to the water.  We’d like to bring the kayak up there sometime - never mind actually use the land we pay a gazillion dollars in property tax for.

So anyhoo, have camera, will travel.  No sooner did we get out of the car, than I saw this little fellow.  We have (at least) one in Seabrook, too.  When he made his first appearance in our backyard, he created quite a ruckus. Just with his name alone— J and I reverted to Beavis and Butthead mode:  “Heh-heh.  You said wood.”

I’m tired but I still have to finish a take home exam and start some other homework.  That’s my exciting fourth.  Maybe if we’re lucky one of the neighbors will keep us awake all night (again) with their fireworks.  Have a happy and safe remainder of yours!


Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2007 :: 1:57 PM

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flamingos (flamingii?) :: stone zoo :: stoneham, ma


Dad, I miss you more everyday.  There’s so much of my life you’re missing out on… and then I remember I wouldn’t have so much for you to miss out on if you were still alive.  Your life, and more importantly at this point in time, your death completely changed me.

You thought I was amazing in 2001… I wonder what you would think of me now.  I think you’d be proud - you guide my every move lately even if I don’t realize it at the time.

I love you D.O.D. I think you used the term jokingly, but you always were dear to me, you certainly were old and you were my dad…

That’s alright—I’m always going to be your son Tom and your Tammy Nickle.  I wouldn’t want to be anyone else.

I can’t say it enough—thank you so much for being such a force in my life.   

Love,
me

 


That bird is a P-I-G pig!

May 23, 2007 :: 8:37 PM
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blue jay eating nuts :: heh heh

The blue jays are getting used to me at least.  The cardinal still won’t come in the yard if we’re outside.  Even to one of the trees.  His mate doesn’t seem to care… she’s almost always at the feeder whan I take the dogs out.  This little guy stared at me for the longest time before coming pretty close - I used a zoom lense to get this shot, but I probably could have gotten closer to him and gotten the same shot with the kit lense.

 


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