I know I have written so often about the view outside my office window here on the Mountain at Sewanee. Indulge me once again as I marvel at the wildlife and beauty I am treated to on a daily basis.
For quite a few weeks now, there have been regular visits to the large tree outside my window by a pileated woodpecker. He is breathtaking! He is quite large and always makes a grand appearance on one of the flimsier branches before he makes his way to the old vine that snakes up the tree in a mass of tangle. Once on the old vine, he is ready to go to work. I admit to stopping whatever I am doing to stare in awe of this little guy. He is quite extraordinary! I've even had coworkers come from neighboring offices to get a look at this handsome fellow. He does strike quite a pose for us...as if he knows we're peering at him through the window.
I have also had a new family of visitors in the last two weeks. What I believe is a flock of Carolina Chickadee has also visited the tree, sometimes at the same time as Mr. Woodpecker, although they do not seem to hang around long when he drops by. He is at least triple their size!
I love my view and my daily visits by birds, deer, chipmunks, squirrels and the occasional dog on the loose. I just love the world outside my window!