“The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, no objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightning and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees — all these have voices and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.”
~ Thomas Berry (1914-2009), Catholic priest of the Passionist order
(Quote via ourhabitatgarden.org)
The Northern Flicker is a woodpecker that often excavates nest holes in dead or diseased trees. As I strolled my property I heard, and then discovered, one hammering on a dead tree. I hoped that a nest was being built! It turned out that this handsome bird was not in the market for a home, but I did get a chance to take a few photographs.