Many photographers share their favorite photos from the year, but I couldn't choose one or two. I've decided to share some random photos with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken throughout the year. I'd love to hear which are your favorites.
Today's photo is a pileated woodpecker. His name can be pronounced either PIE-lee-ay-tid or Pill-lee-ay-tid. I grew up calling it a PEE-lee-ay-tid woodpecker. I'm not sure if that is a Maine pronunciation or whether it was a family thing. I try to remember to say it correctly now, but I don't always succeed, especially if I am excited to see one (which I usually am).
I know these impressive birds live nearby as I hear their call often and see them darting between the trees, but they seldom come close enough for me to get photos of them.
Snow Covered Roads - Maine
Today's photo is of the little dirt road beside my house after our first snowfall. This is the area where I take many of my summer photos of wildflowers and insects. A few weeks ago the entire landscape was shades of brown. A blanket of white is always a welcome sight.