Monday, May 29, 2006

For the birds

This here is a birch tree that has grown near the beach at our family lake place for the past forever and now I need to accept that it is probably pretty much dead. It's the flocks of wood peckers perching on what looks like its bullet-ridden hide that clued me in. The birds are pretty, and funny to watch as they bash their heads into the bark over and over, but still, this is a special tree to me. It frames the lake view in every cheesey sunset picture ever taken by our family. At least we'll have pictures.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Wow, that's really cool that you did Ragbrai, too. I should have figured though, since you are an h-core biker. I will tell my friends going (I have three of them), about that. They probably won't care but I will tell them anyways.