Time off and proof of hard work • May 16, 2015

 

Hey All –

 

I didn’t get as much as I’d hoped done on my latest drawing today, but hey, Reidun got off work early. I’m leaving for a week in two days, and this afternoon was gorgeous – so of course we went right back into the hammock. Wouldn’t you?

 

And now I have a surprise! Before I tell you more though, I should mention that a pair of pileated woodpeckers are spending a lot of time in the woods around our house. They’re main food source is carpenter ants and these incredibly cool birds are real jackhammers. At some point since last Sunday, they tore into the tree trunk right beside where we hang out!

 

I have two pictures for you. The first is of my Sweetie in the hammock with the (de)construction site right behind her. It looks like there is a big ant colony in there too, so I bet the birds were as happy as she is.

 

Can you imagine pounding your nose into an old dead oak like that?

 

I’ll post a picture of that drawing tomorrow –

 

Your Buddy Bill

 

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