Posted by Cynthia | Filed under Musings
I am an avid bird enthusiast. Given the Chicago climate, I find myself gazing outward, seeking connection to the outdoors and the beauty of nature that exists, even on the coldest of winter days.
I have become a curator of sorts, having researched the feeding habits of some of my favorite feathered friends. I customize my seed to attract specific breeds; Thistle for the gold-finch and dark eyed junco, mixed nuts for the woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches, and black oiled sunflower, for the blazing red cardinal. Outside my window is a veritable gallery of natures masterpieces.
One of my favorite frequent visitors, is the spectacular Red Bellied Woodpecker. He is a gorgeous fellow, about 12" tall, and is about as striking an image of texture, pattern and color as any traditional artistic medium could offer.