The only reason I even saw this woodpecker that day is because it was pecking at the tree. In my quiet neighborhood, the pecking sound was so loud. I immediately looked up and then ran back in the house to grab my camera. Glad I did.
From 1996, my first trip to Monterey, CA. Beautiful area and I love car trips. I was visiting my friend in San Francisco at the time. We drove to Monterey and visited Carmel. Hope to visit CA again and on my list is a trip to Big Sur.
My second ever visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden could not have happened on a nicer day. The temps have been so nice lately. Not typical hot summer days/nights. I love cooler temps. So many flowers were in bloom like the lotus above.