Flicker, not Flickr


Walking down toward the river one sunny day, I saw these flickers having their way with a bit of wood. Northern Flickers, a subspecies of the woodpecker family, love their wood and love to peck.  A pair of flickers and they stayed around for quite a while offering me a lovely photo opportunity.


That barn in the landscape


Structures, architecture, an iconic imagery of labor and farming and agriculture. Wetlands still pooling from the rains of winter.  There’s a story here and that’s what we look for isn’t it? The colors – the blues, the browns, the greens. Textures in the trees, the field, the sky, the water. Shadows and light. Lots to see here. Lots ot photograph and compose.