Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Lesson in Perseverance

My creation

Quotography has moved back to its original home at My Perspective blog and the theme this week is our favorite picture from March. I've been waiting for the right opportunity to share this Red Bellied Woodpecker I captured in my neighbor's yard with World Bird Wednesday, so here it is!

This little beauty played hide and seek with me for several minutes before I got some clear shots. If you are like me, you might be wondering why a Red Bellied Woodpecker has a white belly, but apparently the red is just a tinge and sometimes is hidden well.

When I found this Coleman Cox quote about woodpeckers, I thought it would be fun to use the Big Huge Labs "Motivator" toy to incorporate the quote for the Quotography challenge.


I would have done well to heed the wisdom of the woodpecker during my ordeal on Saturday.

Do you see where this is going?

Yes, I found my blankety-blank keys. (I confess, those weren't exactly the words I used)


Where were they? Why... they were in my purse.


I swear, I dumped the complete contents of my purse out no less than three times and the keys were not there. I checked every pocket, nook and cranny and possible hiding place and nada, niente, nuttin'. I guess I should have kept pecking at it.

Or perhaps I should have just non-chalantly reached inside my purse to grab my lipstick and my hand would have gravitated to them naturally. Yes, this is how I found them. Accidentally.

Boy, is my face as red as that woodpecker's head!

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  1. I often wish I could call my keys as I do my cell phone when I misplace it.
    Great images of the woodpecker, he is a beauty.

  2. I love the way you incorporated your image of the woody into that poster like setting, a very clever way to illustrate your point!

  3. stunning pictures and I love your quote and composition--perfect. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  4. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente /

  5. Excellent picture!! Good job!!

    Salut from Barcelona


  6. Oh no...I'm laughing with you, not at you! I have done this MANY times. Why is it that our purses are bottomless pits? So sorry for your ordeal, but on a brighter note, your woodpecker photos are beautiful! :)

  7. I look so forward to visiting your blog in hopes to see more bird pics! Love the woodpecker!

  8. WoW...i always get so excited when these guys visit my yard!! keys should have beepers, so we can find them easily. along with eyeglass, i need them to see yet i never know where they are. perhaps that makes perfect sense.

  9. Great photos of this beautiful woodpecker!

  10. Fantastic shots. He certainly ended up being cooperative for your camera! And don't feel bad about your keys...I lost a necklace for a month and found it in the pocket of a purse I'd looked through 5 times! Blonde moment? Senior moment? :-)

  11. Oh, my goodness! Such wonderful photos. I'm surprised that you could wait this long before sharing them. Yours is the second blog this week that I've seen featuring some wonderful bird photography. I don't see them in my parts, so thanks. And I must remember the lessona of the woodpecker.

  12. Beautiful shots of the R-B Woodpecker, glad you found your keys!

  13. Great shots of the RBW! I like the poster presentation too.


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