Colorful Visitor on a Gray Day

Wednesday, February 21 –

I snapped a few pictures of a Gold-fronted Woodpecker that was visiting our feeder for a little snack. It certainly stood out in contrast to the cool tones of the front yard today. The male woodpecker has the red and orange spots on his head, while the female only has a peachy-yellow patch on the back of her head. These are fun birds to watch. Have you ever seen one?

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Breezy Hike at Caprock Canyons

Monday, February 19 –

Atlanta and Jordan stayed an extra day so that we could go to Caprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque. Atlanta really wanted to show it to Jordan and the kids. Sadly, Aspen, Carolina and Nathan were too sick to go, but our small group had a lot of fun anyway. The wind was really blowing, but once we dropped off in the canyon, we hardly noticed it at all. We drove around checking out the prairie dogs and buffalo, then found a place to picnic before going on a hike down the valley.


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Supper in Lubbock

Tuesday, February 13 –

Sunny and Jim hosted a special supper in Lubbock in honor of the Goodwin visit. Their new house is the perfect place to host a large group. The meal was yummy hamburgers with all the fixin’s.

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