When one tree in the garden is sick, you have to care for it. But don’t overlook all the healthy trees. — Thich Nhat Hahn
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. — Confucius
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~ Confucius
This spring I had the pleasure of being called back to the William Harris Homestead to take more photographs. It was a treat for me because I was able to photograph the log house in a different season. (You can view Autumn at the William Harris Homestead here.)
I was hired to do three jobs this time. I took photos of the log house and outbuildings, including their beautiful new pavilion. I photographed another field trip, and I also got to take some staff photographs. The people who work at the homestead are talented, knowledgeable and warm-hearted, and they give the kids on the school tours a real treat. I’m going to include some photos from all those sessions in this one post, so I hope you enjoy them.
Have you ever been to the William Harris Homestead? If you live in Georgia and haven’t been yet, I highly recommend you stop by!
One morning I was sitting on my front porch and reading aloud to my boys when these two downy woodpeckers flew into a nearby tree. I was so glad I had my camera with me.
At first we thought it was a male and female courting each other, but we never saw a red patch on the back of either head, which would indicate a male. They looked like two females, and one of them was fussing at the other.
Could it be a mother and a juvenile? Juveniles have red crowns, but they will fade as they mature. Perhaps this mother is trying to tell her offspring that she won’t feed it anymore? But I took this photo on March 24th. Hmmm. Do they nest that early?
Could it be two females fussing over a nest site? We just don’t know. If you have any ideas, please leave a comment!
Downy woodpeckers are the smallest woodpecker in North America. We see them a lot in our yard, and we love them.
What birds have you seen lately?