Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Second Look--April 25, 2012

This week during a Second Look, I saw some exciting things. For the first time we saw a pileated woodpecker at our feeder and now we finally have seen the bird that Woody Woodpecker is based on. The bird has visited twice and we hope that we're on her regular feeding schedule.

In addition, the rhododendron has started to bloom and for the first time I noticed all of the blooming stages that it goes through. The big flower is made up of smaller flowers and they bloom over several days individually until the big bloom that we're familiar with is complete.

Also as I mentioned last week, we have more than one kind of wild cherry in the yard as I found different kinds of blossoms on different trees. Up until this point, wild cherry was just wild cherry to me. That's why I like the Second Look so much. I see new details from the same old things I have looked at many times before.

 Here's What I Saw This Week

Pileated Woodpecker (female)


Our only tulip

Lily of the Valley

Four stages of a rhododendron bloom

Siberian Iris

At least two kinds of wild cherry blossoms

Japanese painted fern emerging