Lisa is our host and these are our words for this week’s wordle challenge
equinox, bright, woodpecker, decide/d, hooded, pitcher, branch, prolong, acquaint/ed,
organize, costume, animate
Here we go:
The bright sun made the woodpecker very happy. The equinox was upon them, and it was breeding time. He decided to make a home in one of the thicker branches of the oak tree to impress the cute little female he had recently become acquainted with.
He didn’t want to prolong matters too much, so had a lot to organize in a short time. His fine colouring was better than any costume and the animate courtship ritual was sure to impress her. He also had to beware of the hooded crow that was drinking from the ornate pitcher fountain in the gardens and watching him intently.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
I found your writing to be very engaging and imaginative. The way you described the woodpecker’s preparations for the breeding season was fascinating, and I was rooting for him as he navigated the challenges of creating a home and avoiding the watchful eye of the hooded crow. I particularly enjoyed the way you personified the animals and brought them to life in the reader’s mind. Your use of metaphors and similes added depth to the story and made it more relatable. I must say, your writing was a pleasure to read, and I appreciated the way you drew me into the woodpecker’s world. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. 👍👏👌😊
Thank you for your lovely comment. I;m glad you enjoy my writings.