It has been a week of sadness with the tragedy in Tucson and the ongoing memorials and funerals, which is why these two really short clips that my husband shot from our kitchen window on Friday morning were such a beautiful escape.
Some of you have seen other clips of Willow, a few of them right from the same window. In this new one she is uncharacteristically still as a House Finch flies from the bush at the window while a Red-Headed Woodpecker snacks on suet at the feeder. But the House Finch changes his mind and returns to sit on the window sill and peek inside (those House Finches are such clowns).
In the second clip you will see the suet feeder swinging in the breeze, while below it is another feeder that we keep filled with cracked sunflower seeds. Deer have discovered this enormously healthy treat and have been cleaning out the feeder on a nightly basis. But Friday morning one deer wanted breakfast.
You can't see it in these clips but just feet away from the bush by the window is a weeping willow tree that the birds love, of course, and the deer seem to feel secure under its protection. They don't sleep under it, however, preferring instead the greater shelter under the Sequoias in our backyard. I tell ya, sometimes it is just like a Disney movie around here!