Portraits of Woody~

Woody likes to people watch!

And he loves grape jelly,

which is why I glopped it in the palm trees,

for him and his friends.

He is shy, but quite a handsome fellow.

Herbert the Cat likes to watch him too!

Cheers to you from all The Holler Critters~

246 thoughts on “Portraits of Woody~

  1. Woody is a beautiful ! I think he’d say, “Thanks for the grape jelly and for keeping Herbert inside.” We had downy woodpeckers and red-headed woodpeckers in the forest hehind our house. Isn’t it amazing that God created them with shock absorbers in their head? I find all God’s creatures fascinating and amusing!


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    • He was a rescued kitten living with his mother and litter mates under a dumpster in Los Angeles. When I rang the bell at the rescue, he ran to the door. I said, on sight, “He’s adopted.”
      He is just something.
      If you settled in here at The Holler, he would eventually approach you, stare intensely at you continuously, forever, as if he was searching your deepest soul.

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  2. Your photographs are always a pleasure to view Cindy. Thank you for sharing.

    Great to see handsome Herbert getting blogtime!

    Hoping all is well in the Holler.


    Acorn Woody, now there’s a guy,
    A handsome Pecker, pretty fly,
    He dark hooded, with swarthy shawl,
    A red-tipped fella, bound to enthrall.
    Everybody knows, he likes to pose,
    It’s part of his merry jape:
    He’ll pause to still for avian thrill,
    If tempted with jellied grape.
    Perched high up in a palming-tree,
    He feigns interest in you and me,
    If truth be told he’s not much fussed,
    It’s Herbert who leaves him nonplussed!

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    • OH HOW I LOVE THIS!!! I have missed you Dewin. This is a brilliant and utterly delightful poem. You capture the essence of everything here. Thank you for making my heart smile. I hope all is well with you my friend დდდ

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      • Smiles all round Cindy, thank you!

        Your wonderful photographs and artful commentary are always a joy: you have great affinity with wildlife that shines brightly in all your images, especially those depicting avian friends. My little rhyme in appreciation of your hard work. Thank you.

        As for Herbert, my, hasn’t he grown to become king of cats! A very handsome fellow indeed.

        All is well this side of the great puddle Cindy, thank you, (the new post-covid ‘normal’ is upon us) as I trust and hope it is for you and yours in the Holler. Stay safe and well,


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    • Cheers back to you my friend. I ❤ my friends who ❤ birds! I discovered they loved jelly by chance, when I was putting the jelly out for the orioles. They showed up in droves for dessert and I was thrilled because they are normally very shy and timid little guys. They let me approach them with the jelly. Thanks so much for your kind thoughts my friend დ

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    • I put the jelly out to attract the orioles and all of sudden a bunch of woodpeckers came to dine. I had no idea they liked grape jelly and they are usually quite shy and elusive. So I glopped jelly on the palm tree and they allowed me to approach and take their portraits. I love them. We have flickers too, but they are even shyer.


    • I actually put out the jelly for the orioles, but then hordes of woodpeckers showed up to dine, so I glopped it in the trees and these elusive beauties actually tolerated my presence! I had no idea they liked grape jelly either დ

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