Friday, August 19, 2011

Woody Woodpecker

While walking Max this morning I heard a commotion across the street in the woods. It sounded like someone was chopping wood. Well sure enough, someone was! I stood there until I could pinpoint where the noise was coming from and found that it was a bird just like this high up in the tree. I couldn't see it this well of course but from what I could see, I was able to google and find it. A very large bird if I could see it so well from the distance I was at. It was need the way it flung it's head back and forth. There were a few, hammering away at the tree and it really did sound like someone was up there with an ax.

I found this picture on the internet and found it funny/interesting that it is Woody Woodpecker. This is a Pileated Woodpecker if you would like to google it yourself.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Puff Ball Mushroom


I stomped on a big round mushroom for old times sake. I was hoping it was what I remember as a "puff ball". It may have been but it was early and the ground was damp. What was supposed to happen was that upon stomping on it a clound of "puff" would be created. I now know that they are actually spores.

I got great satisfaction out of stomping on it. Maybe I'll try again next time I see one and hope for a better result. At least it made a good noise.

After googling "Puff Ball" for the stock photo, it turns out I am correct and it actually IS called a Puff Ball Mushroom!