Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I realized that if I had to choose...

"I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."

-Charles Lindbergh, Interview shortly before his death, 1974
US aviator (1902 - 1974)







Female Hairy Woodpecker

13 comments:

Mildred said...

What a lovely photograph. So very pretty to look at the detail of the bird.

bennie and patsy said...

Now that is a good one coming from him,but me too.
Patsy

Darla said...

Me too! Lovely shot, and I am enjoying your snow.

John Theberge said...

Nice photo, it seems as though winter has settled in, in your area.

Cedar ... said...

I'll second that comment from Lindburgh,... and from him, what a statement!

Deborah Godin said...

The woodpecker probably doesn't know how easy she's got it compared to the eagle. Standing trees outnumber dead...moose?... by far!

basketsnprims said...

That is such a beautiful picture. We have about 2 feet of snow up by Gaylord. I'm at the computer looking out the window at the birds at our feeder. Have a great day.

Pam

Merrie. said...

Very beautiful. I just found you; I live in Michigan too; in the Thumb. I recently moved to Michigan;well about five yrs now. I live on a farm and love the rural nature; your photos are beautiful. I have been to Gaylord to the Harley dealer and the quilt shop! So pretty there! Merrie

Tina said...

A very nice photograph indeed! Great composition and those blk and whites on her just make her pop off the screen! Nice!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Awesome!

Shellmo said...

Mildred - thank you! The Hairy Woodpecker is one of my faves!

B&P - I think so too!

Darla - Me too! We are driving up to the cabin on Saturday and I guess it's been snowing the past 3 days!

John - I think it is the calm before the storm right now....

Cedar - I thought that was a remarkable comment from him too!

Deborah - plus she has so many suet cakes to choose from on our property! :-)

Hi Pam - I heard there was a lot of snow there! We are driving up Sat. - wish us luck!

Merrie - So glad to meet another Michigander! I have some gaylord photos on my log cabin blog too! Love that town!

Tina - thank you!

Trying to stay calm - thanks! Glad you stopped by!

Leedra said...

He was a smart man. I wonder what all the fees being tacked on to flying is going to do to flying. When I go to Alaska I want to drive, yes all the way from Tennessee.

Willard said...

I really like this photo. Excellent color, composition, and of course an appealing subject.