Thursday, October 7, 2010

Downy Woodpecker enjoying Autumn

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

~George Eliot

















30 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Wow fantastic pictures of the downy woodpecker in autumn atmosphere. Congrats, they are so hard to get nice pictures of!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.
Blessings,Ruth

Dorothy said...

Love the quote and your fantastic photography!

troutbirder said...

What a gorgeous fall setting and a sweet downy to boot!

Daisy said...

Lovely pictures, Shelley. Your trees are changing faster than ours. We have just a few colorful ones here and there. Great shot of the downy! :-)

Bonnie said...

Love the quote. Nice photos!

itsJUSTme said...

I like that quote!
Nice fall pictures! Its beginning to look a lot like fall here too! Now if only the rain would stop!

Lanny said...

I so agree with your quote from George Eliot, and your pictures prove it for me. Autumn is a sight to behold.

Cathy Clementz said...

Your photos make them look so sweet. But the darn woodpeckers have riddled our trees with little holes. They DO have ulterior motives! Love your trees!

Deb said...

GoodMorning Shelley
Downy Woodpecker looks fabulous with all that Autumn beauty in the backdrop!
Hope you are having a great day ♥

Kelly said...

..I always love reading that George Eliot quote...and it pairs perfectly with your gorgeous autumn photos. Fall is much further along up in your neck of the woods! Love your little Downy...

Robin said...

Great shots!

holdingmoments said...

Great quote, to go with the great pictures Shelley.

Elaine said...

Beautiful shots of the downy woodpecker with the lovely fall background!

Montanagirl said...

Love these shots with the fall colors. Nice work!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---the Downy is precious --but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your gorgeous Fall colors... Wow!!!!! Thanks.... Can't wait 'til we get more color down here.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ms. ~K said...

Did you hear me ooohing and awwwing?
Beautiful!
We're still anticipating Fall here.
~K

A New England Life said...

The first photos is just stunning! The color, the bokeh, it's excellent!

They woodpeckers and Autumn are always a treat : )

ChrisJ said...

Really nice photos. We don't get much of autumn here. There are just a few trees around town that I can go and look at if I miss autumn.

Jayne said...

Love the backdrop of all the color Shelley!

Jen said...

Gorgeous fall scenery! Enjoy its short visit.

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful photos Shelly! The leaves are falling fast around here. I can see through the woods again. Feeling anxious for the foxes, as soon it will be hunting and trapping season. I love those little Downy Woodpeckers!

KathyB. said...

So beautiful Shelley! Autumn colors and a Downy Woodpecker. You seem to get so many amazing photos of the birds. I agree with G. Eliot's quote~

Sarah Knight said...

Beautiful photos : )

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely post. Welcome autumn!

Knatolee said...

Beautiful fall colours and one of my fav birdies!!

Smalltown RN said...

Shelley you photos are absolutely fabulous!!!

JKoenig said...

The downey is cute, but I loved the fall colors!

Mary said...

The downy looks so pretty against the fall colors! Lovely!

cindyzlogic said...

Sweet Downy and gorgeous Fall backgrounds!! Beautiful Fall landscape pic!!