The message

I wake to a world of plummeting temperatures and snow.

Minus 25 C. It’s cold. Very cold.

My glasses are white with a thick layer of ice.

Not a bus or train in sight. Freezing.

I’m on the verge of giving up the wait.

Then, suddenly, a sound…

A woodpecker.

Beating out a message on the frozen bark of a tree.

It’s a drum roll that speaks of determination,

Of patience and hope.

Of the promise of better things to come.

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61 thoughts on “The message

  1. Though I am also red-headed, I claim no kinship to a woodpecker who braves the frozen tundra. I had no idea they would stay year-round in such a cold place!

    But his message is loud and clear, and thank you for pointing it out!


  2. Any signs of spring are welcome on my end! Love the pictures of the Woodpecker!!! I don’t know if you saw my response to your comment but there is a reason for my malaise about winter/snow…


  3. I really enjoy woodpeckers. They usually have such interesting coloring. Back when I was a “birder,” they were one of my favorite birds who visited.


  4. We have woodpeckers around here also but haven’t heard any of them through the winter…maybe they’ve all gone to Sweden? Looks like your trees aren’t as cold as ours…probably easier on the beaks 😉 Great photos Fi!!


  5. What a lovely message!!
    I drop everything when woodpeckers visit neighboring trees…but I have never been able to capture them in photos. Thanks to you I can admire this one. Great shots!
    Have a wonderful day, and stay warm please!


  6. It is cold here too..we just cannot seem to warm up..we had one warm spell in mid Feb..after that it has been way below zero every night. I know I am whining..but you got some great photos of the woodpeckers:)


  7. That twirlly green feeder is great! Especially in the composition you captured.

    I’m enjoying a stroll through your photos.

    btw – I’m new to wordpress ( found you via hillary @ smitten image )


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