Outside my Window sat a Woodpecker

Today it is a week ago.
It started with rain that turned into snow.
It continued to snow. Large snowflakes there sat on wet logs.
25 – 30 cm of snow soon covered all surface.
Precipitation that fell in a short time.
But the spectacular weather was not over yet.

Sunday night arrived a new low pressure with gale force winds.
It got big old trees to succumb.
Old trees that had survived all sorts of storms, but now had to give way because of the large quantities of snow, sleet, that would not let go of the branches.

Branches blocked roads and railways
Large amounts of snow had to be taken away little by little.
There was no room for the packed snow.
Now it began to rain, and triggered large amounts of surface water.
The roads were hardly accessible, but then –
two days after the snowfall, there was joy.

Nothing is better than insects, caterpillars and beetles in broken trees and branches.
When I looked out my window on Monday morning a woodpecker sat on a broken branch, and enjoyed a great meal.
The woodpecker sat on the remains of the branch that beat against my window most of the night.

As of this writing another storm entering the country.
Take good care of each other ❤

I dag er det en uge siden.
Det startede med regn, der blev til sne.
Det fortsatte med at sne. Store snefnug der sad på våde træstammer.
25 – 30 cm sne  dækkede snart alle overflader.
Nedbør, der faldt i løbet af kort tid.
Men det spektakulære vejr var ikke slut endnu.

Søndag aften ankom et nyt lavtryk med kuling.
Det fik store gamle træer til at bukke under.
Gamle træer, der havde overlevet alle mulige storme, men nu måtte vige på grund af de store mængder sne, slud, der ikke ville give slip på grenene.

Væltede træer og afbrækkede grene blokerede veje og jernbaner
Store mængder sne skulle tages bort lidt efter lidt.
Der var ikke plads til den pakkede sne.
Nu begyndte det at regne, og udløste store mængder overfladevand.
Vejene var næppe tilgængelige, men så –
to dage efter snefald, var der glæde.

Intet er bedre end larver og biller i stormramte træer.
Da jeg kiggede ud af mit vindue mandag morgen, sad en flagspætte på en brækket gren, og nød et festmåltid.
Flagspætten sad på resterne af den gren, der slog mod mit vindue det meste af natten.

I skrivende stund er endnu en storm på vej ind over landet.

Pas godt på hinanden ❤

12 thoughts on “Outside my Window sat a Woodpecker

    1. If you are photographing a kingfisher, you must be faster than lightning, when it comes to a woodpecker you can easily change the settings on the camera 😉
      Much appreciated, Isabel ❤
      All the best,
      Hanna

    1. Hej Leya. Syd Sverige er hårdere ramt end Danmark, kan jeg se i nyhederne. Massiv strømafbrydelse –
      Mange gode hilsner til dig,
      Hanna

  1. What exciting weather and how nice to be snug inside watching it through a window. We don’t have woodpeckers in Australia but they were part of many stories I read as a chils. Lovely that you could watch it feast on insects. Have a wonderful week. Beautiful thoughts and pictures again. 🙂

    1. You don’t have woodpeckers, Jane ? It’s a beautiful and funny bird.
      There is also a ‘small woodpecker’, but it is rarer and I’ve never got the pleasure to have it in front of my window. Not yet anyway 🙂
      Wish you a lovely week too, Jane,
      Hanna

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