Yesterday afternoon I heard a very strange bird call in the backyard. As I was looking all around to locate the source, my DH yelled, "Look at that bird on the tree stump!"
I took one look and headed into the house for my camera, while my DH went to get the bird book. Thankfully, the bird didn't go anywhere. Actually, he spent quite a while on the side of that tree stump, pecking into the side, removing sizable pieces of bark to uncover a colony of ants, and then enjoying an afternoon snack. My DH identified it as a pileated woodpecker.
That's the biggest woodpecker we ever saw!
While on the subject of birds, I've used the From the Heart May Stamp of the Month, Apple Blossom Birds, for my entry in their Progressive Challenge. Every month you enter using their SOTM digi set entitles you to the next month's digi set for FREE.
The image is fussycut and popped. I made a banner for the sentiment, added a smidge of blue on the white CS backing, a strip of washi tape, a few skittles, a charm and embroidery floss bow.
These are the challenges I am entering today:
From the Heart May Progressive Challenge - using Apple Blossom Birds
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #19 - Things with Wings
Patti's Creations Design Challenge #110 - Use a digital or stamped flower image
Creative Knockouts Challenge #89 - Washi Tape Wonders
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #201 - Oldest Washi Tape
2 Cute Ink Challenge #129 - Bird Theme
Dream Valley Challenge #106 - Things with Wings
That's it for today. I've got some shopping to do!