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~
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🌷🌺 nice portraits. 👌
Grazie mille დ
I have a kitty that looks very much like Herbert.
Catastic! I think Herbert has lots of close relations….. 😉
Wow! I especially like the third one down.
I am very happy you do Janis & thank you! დ
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I am so lucky to have friends like you! Thank you for your thoughtfulness დდ
Knock, knock, knock, knock! Wow these pics of Pope Woody are simply impeckable. And I have so much respeck for you, my amazing friend. (⁎⁍̴̛͂▿⁍̴̛͂⁎)*✲ﾟ*｡⋆❤️❤️❤️
Laughing…… Impeckable Woody & Catastic Herbert would have been a super fun title!! დდ
Ahh that’s a pawfect title. Happy Friday, my friend ❣⃛(❛ั◡˜๑)
I don’t know who’s more photogenic -Woody or Herbert! 😊😊
I settle this dilemma by telling them both they are gorgeous, which of course is true!! დდ
You are a born diplomat! 😉
I love Acorn Woodpeckers but I think I’ve told you before that I have some trypophobia and the holes they poke make me feel like ants are crawling up my arm. 😆😜 You kitty cat is GORGEOUS!!! ❤️ The name Herbert suits him!
Yes, you did tell me, and that feeling sounds seriously unpleasant. I am so sorry you face this challenge. Herbert is catastic. He likes to stare at your eyes!!! Stay safe & well Teresa დ
Terrific captures, Cindy… and my, isn’t Herbert the handsome one!
Thank you Eliza. And yes, Herbert is very handsome, and very intelligent. He expects people to know this, which maybe why he stares so intently in your eyes and will not break contact. It is a bit disconcerting 😉
Very beautiful photos, Cindy! ❤️
Grazie mille John დ
As always, your photos are exceptional and capture a personality too!
Honored. Thank you very much დ
Thewoodpeker is gorgeous, as is Herbert. What a beautiful cat! Nice portraits, Cindy!
Herbert is an awesome Cadillac. He loves to get in staring contests and he always wins! Thanks much Lavinia დ
Those are all fabulous images of that Acorn Woody! The kittie is very cute!
Happy you enjoyed & Herbert thinks you have excellent taste! 😉
Wonderful images. The cat might have other designs on the bird though…
Herbert and I share an interest in bird watching. We appreciate them for different reasons however…. 😉
I suspect there might some divergence. All well?
Viva la difference!
LOL. I think it applies to different… shall we say “differences”, but I love it. Take care Cindy
Great photos. Beautiful woodpecker. What a sweet looking kitty.
Herbert is a Catastic Cadillac Cat! Thank you Timothy დ
Wow! Amazing photos! I love Woody and Herbert, just hope Herbert has another dinner… Ha,ha,ha, sorry my sense of humor. Thanks for sahre Cindy.
Have a wonderful time!
Thank you Elvira. Herbert is a very well fed indoor Cadillac, but he does dream of birdies! 😉 😉
Oh! Thanks Cindy! It’s a good boy! 😉😀👍🏼🐈💖🐥🙏🏻
Superb photography.Thanks a lot for sharing .Take care.🙏💐
So appreciated! Thank you very much დ
Wonderful captures and colours Cindy ☺️❣️🕊sending joy hedy💫
Visa versa 2UX2 Hedy! დ
Wow. Just wow. Those are so sharp you could shave with them.
Awww……. So honored. Thank you Jim დ
What a beautiful bird!
They are stunning aren’t they! დ
Wow! He is a great poser.
He is as photogenic as he is shy!! დ
Your camera and how you can use it are both amazing.
Ahhhh….. So kind and so appreciated. Thank you დდ
What a handsome, intelligent fellows – both Woody and Herbert.
Yes. I am super lucky to be surrounded by such erudite fellows! Love to you Rebecca დ
Love your Woody shots Cindy they are so clear and close. Also love the coloring of the bird and that first pic reminds me of the cartoon character and gave me a chuckle 🙂
Woody the Woodpecker, and Meep Meep in the cartoons, just can’t hold a candle to the beauty of the real deal. But I like that the cartoonist artists who lived here awhile ago, captured a bit of the essence of their personalities. Obviously, they loved them too დ
Magnificent. Thanks for sharing and be safe.
Thank you very much Tangie & you stay safe and well my friend დ
Yes. They all are. And so are you. დდდ
(Blushing here) Bless you petal. ♥
Stylish with the red on top.
Love Herbert. <3
Woodpeckers are allowed to wear Cardinal caps and have wings! That’s all I need to know. All humans at The Holler are seriously in love with Herbert დ
What an excellent view you have enjoyed of Woody! I love the portrait of Herbert too 🙂
We have so many birds at The Holler, and coyote packs too, which is why Herbert is an indoor cat, and why birds seem to purposely taunt him, especially the fly catchers who shelter under our patios on winter nights and catch bugs like nobody’s business. Herbert is riveted by this spectacle all night long and clacks his jaws, clack, clack, clack, clack. The birds are silent, but Herbert is clacking. Take good care Anne დ
Thank you, Cindy. This sounds like such an interesting environment to live in.
Wild animals make the nicest neighbors! დ
Woody looks like an interesting creature! Very photogenic too. Can’t blame Herbert for watching. 😻 Cheers!
Woody is flitty and fleeting. Doesn’t tolerate humans, or cats, well, unless grape jelly is added to the equation! 😉
Works for me too! haha
Gorgeous photos, Cindy! Woody and Herbert are both adorable (in very different ways 😉 ).
Thank you very much Lynette. Herbert definitely is as interested in birds as I am, albeit for very different reasons! 😉
GORGEOUS and I’m in love with your cat.
Herbert loves you as I do. He is so impressed you got Emily inside! So am I. Herbert the Catastic Cadillac is the Master of every human stare down contest. He stares unendingly in your eyes without blinking. It is remarkable and disconcerting. It seems he is peering directly into your soul. Take good care Gigi დდ
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Woodpeckers are glorious birds. Thank you!
Great photos. Woody looks like he’s right at home. And I’m always happy to see handsome Herbert!
Thank you Audrey. Herbert thinks you have excellent taste! 😉
Great photos! I think in the first photo Woody is saying, “hey, can’t a fella get a little privacy around here?”
You know! Woodpeckers at The Holler are seriously shy birds, lots of the most beautiful birds are. Woodpeckers only come close because of the jelly. They are very smart. Awesome that you sensed this დ
Wow! What beautiful creatures <3
I know. They are wonderful. Thank you for seeing this დ
Gorgeous photos of Woody and your cat – not sure I like the glint in his eye watching Woody!
And the clacking of his teeth!!! Thank you Sheree დ
More amazing shots. The jelly was a good wheeze
Smiling. Thank you very much Derrick and stay safe & well დ
Anonymous is Derrick
Love it !
Happy you do! დ
He might be shy, but he knows how to strike a handsome pose!
He certainly does! He only consented to the photos because I paid him, with grape jelly 😉
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I am grateful for you Sharon. Be well დდ
Wow! Great shots, Cindy, Thank you!!
You are very welcome Isabel. Stay safe & well დ
Gorgeous photographs Cindy, Herbert and Woody look so handsome! 🧡
Thank you very much. They are GQ lookers! 😉
What a splendid bird! Really beautiful markings and feathers. Thank you!.
He is shy and such a beauty! დ
We all love watching Woody. Thank you xx
Yes we do! Happy you enjoyed & cheers დ
Stunning woodpecker, Cindy, send him cross-country my way!! 😉
I will pass on the invitation, but you’ll have to produce an endless supply of acorns! 😉
Woody is a very handsome fellow, and also Herbert the Cat. <3
Have a nice weekend, dear Cindy, and stay safe!
Blessings flying over to you dear friend დდ
I just love the expression on Woody’s face in the first photo! He seems to be saying, Yeeeeesssss???????
Exactly. What do you want from me human??? 😉
Stunning … and that’s a woodpecker that isn’t in my area.
Thank you Frank. We have a creek with native oaks and thousands of acorns, so we blessed with busy woodpeckers! დ
Woody is very handsome, but Herbert – what a wonderful looking cat. Those eyes!
He stares directly into your eyes and will not break the gaze. It is amazing, like he sees the very core of you დ
Love it! A wise cat, and lucky to land where he did.
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!
Yes all God’s creatures are absolutely amazing! დ
These pictures capture so much detail! Amazing!!
Very pleased you enjoyed them Melanie & thank you დ
Great photos and I felt that I was there.
Thank you Diana. I wish I could beam you over for a visit! დ
That would be great!!!!
I would love it.
Love them! 🙂
So happy you do! დ
Beautiful photos of woody and Herbert who looks hungry too! 😋
Thank you Brad and yes, Herbert clacks his jaws while bird watching which I find highly suspicious! 😉
Much appreciated დ
Wow beautiful captures Cindy, the bird is amazing and the cat is lovely!
Much appreciated! Thank you დ
I bet Herbert would love get a closer look at Woody 🙂
Yes. He seems fascinated. I wonder why he clacks his jaws while bird watching!!! 😉
I question Herbert’s motives.
He swears his intentions are honorable. But the clacking of his jaws while bird watching makes me suspicious 😉
Charming bird and I love all the colors of his body.
He is a most fashionable birdie! დ
What a beautiful bird! Hi Herbert!
Herbert and the birdies send you fond greetings Lisa დ
Thank you Nidhi დ
Woody and I both love grape jelly – too fun!
Wonderful as always, Cindy! Bless you for your cheerful posts!
We have cases of grape jelly for the woodpeckers and orioles. You should pop over. They might be willing to share! 😉
Woody is a beauty, and the shots you took are fabulous, Cindy!
Still, as a cat person, Herbert stole the show!
Herbert is a show stealing, catastic, catalac! Hugs to you Resa დდ
Such a beauty!
I love them. They are so much fun to watch დ
I didn’t know they liked grape jelly – true for all woodpeckers I wonder? I thought they were mainly interested in insects. We use to feed our beautiful Baltimore Orioles grape jelly…
I found out they liked the jelly when they came to eat the orioles!! They are so timid and shy, I was thrilled to learn they would come close for the jelly დ
What a pretty kitty (the birdie, too, but I’m especially mesmerized by the cat’s eyes!) Yes, I imagine Herbert usually keeps the birds in view, much the way Monkey does with squirrels!
Herbert tends to stare endlessly and directly in your eyes. He doesn’t break the stare. It’s like he is seeing into your soul. Cats are funny watching squirrels! დ
Now I understand how a pretty red cap can mean a whole new attitude 😀
Kinda like cardinals!!! That cap confers a certain degree of gravitas დდ
That is a very prickly perch for him.
It is, but they are adept at avoiding pokes, even even with cacti which is pretty amazing დ
Lots of perkiness and curiosity! Love these photos 💕 thank you Cindy 🙏
Curiosity gets the woodpecker grape jelly!! So happy you enjoyed Val & stay safe and well my friend დ
Well Woody’s lovely, but Herbert! What a beauty!
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.
Geez, you should be in National Geographic, Cindy. Your composition is exquisite, your balance is on point, the color is spot on, the subjects divine, a perfect balance. You need a NG cover!♥️
The fact that you look at my photos, and like them, means everything to me Pam. It is all I hope for. Thank you very much & stay safe and well დ
amazing photos -as always…..
Honored. Thank you Zettl & take good care დ
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!
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
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,
All good things to you and yours my friend დდ
Oh my goodness!! I LOVE him!! He’s so sporty and reeks of personality!!
And how on earth did you realize it was a good idea to use grape jelly!! Ingenious!!
Happy Saturday! Hoping all is good there for you!
Cheers back to you my friend. I <3 my friends who <3 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
We adore birds, and love to watch for them to come get the seed we have set on a timer to scatter! We also like to watch for the more elusive sort in the large oak trees over our deck, woodpeckers occasionally among them!
Grape jelly! I can’t wait to tell Jerry (Batman)!
Have a happy week!! 💛
Have a Blessed week დ
All Beautiful shots of Woody! I love the colors in these images.
Thank you very much John & I am happy you enjoyed them დ
Woody is striking in his red, black, and white attire, so I can understand why Herbert is so interested! How did you ever figure out Woody would like grape jelly?
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.
Hopefully Herbert the Cat will keep only watching Woody! 😉
Have a great wekend,
Exactly. Herbert can’t go outside, except in our courtyard, because of danger from the coyote packs, so the birdies are safe and so is Herbert.
Glad to know Herbert is in no danger from coyotes. 🙂
Thank you for caring about Herbert Pit დ
Grape jelly! Who knew – haha! Wonderful shots of the woodpecker, and gorgeous kitty! 🙂
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
Wonderful shots of the woody. Very nice closer looks!
It is so good to hear from you. I hope all is well with you. Very happy you enjoyed Woody & cheers to you my friend. დ
Please do the same! Thank you.
Have I told you that your photos bring much joy to the viewer? I just want you to know that you do a great thing for others. Woody is delightful!
Your kind words sincerely touches my heart Jennie. They are humbling and make me happy. Thank you my friend & stay safe and well დ
I’m so glad! 💕
Excellent photos! They are super sharp and clear! Shows off their natural beauty.
Honored my friend. Thank you & stay safe and well დ
Truly a pleasure to look at the fine details of this gorgeous woodpecker, Cindy.
So happy you enjoyed him my friend & thanks much დ
I bet his last name is Guthrie.
Only you would know this John, He shares his namesakes love of the natural world 😉
Such gorgeous photos, and thank you for brightening my day with the witty words too!
We’re equal. You just brightened may! Thank you დ
As ever, wonderful, heartwarming pics. Thank you so much for sharing, Cindy:)).
Thank you more my friend for your kind appreciation დ
Cindy, thank you so much for these beautiful photographs!
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Friends like you are why I love to blog Charles. Sincere thank you for your thoughtfulness დდ
Your photos are always a joy – such gorgeous studies, which also capture your love for nature.
So thoughtful of you, and so very appreciated. Thank you! დ
Woody is gorgeous. As is Herbert, of course, but it’s good he is watching through the window! 🙂
Herbert, by necessity, is a detached observer! 😉
Amazing photos. I always enjoy seeing what you have to offer! Thank you Cindy.
Thank you much more Sandra, for your very kind appreciation დ
Kitty & pretty sure have eyes for each other, lol! Love the storyline, Cindy 😊
Yes, the cat and the canary!!! 😉
Woody is spectacular, but I’m in love with your beautiful Herbert!
We are all in love with Herbert the Cat. He sits and stares into your eyes and never stops. It is uncanny (uncatty). It is as if he is staring into your deepest soul which I am certain is exactly what he is doing დ
My cats do that as well along with long, slow blinks that mean “I love you” in cat speak. I have a baker’s dozen, so It is a little uncatty for sure when all these cat eyes are peering into my soul often at the same time.
Catasttic!!! Love it დ დ
They are amazing! დ
Love the bird shots, but I think the colors on your cat are even more impressive. What a beautiful creature!
He was a feral kitten. LIving behind a dumpster. It was love at first sight with both of us დ
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Honored, Thank you very much დ
with ocho gatitos in the yard I’m forever on guard for my feathered friends. not much I can do about the lizards.
Herbert the Cat gets lizards too, in the courtyard. Poor little guys დ
Woody is gorgeous with that bright red cap!
He is a handsome fellow and so comical and fun to watch! დ
Primi piani stupendi d’un volatile superbo….ma il gatto è davvero STREPITOSO!
Herbert, il nostro gatto, è molto contento che ti piaccia e pensa che tu abbia un ottimo gusto! Grazie mille per i tuoi gentili commenti e abbi cura di te დ
Grazie….amo molto i gatti.
Sei caldamente benvenuto! Amo così tanto i gatti. Abbi cura di te amico mio.
Grazie del pensiero, buon fine settimana
anche a te
Colori e immagini immensamente belle, in questo articolo apprezzato
Buona serata e un saluto,silvia
Grazie mille Silvia დ
Prego, buon fine settimana
Grazie mille Silvia დ
Un sorriso per te
Grazie mille Silvia დ
Buona domenica a te
Grazie mille დ
Prego, buona settimana