A Cause for Celebration

Yesterday, was a day of celebration in our home.  Our daughter graduated from Berry College with a dual major in English Literature and Spanish, and with a love for learning (and for God) that has her heading to seminary in just a few short weeks.

The day was capped off with cause for even more celebration, as this Red-headed Woodpecker made his first appearance of the season.

I’m pretty sure this is the same fellow that has come for the past couple of summers, just stopping in to make sure that the Backyard Diner was still in business.

Isn’t his head the very definition of red?!

He perched on an overhead spot and and gave everything a thorough look…

…and then briefly landed on a lower branch before flying away.

I’m hoping he will once again be a regular visitor who repays my steady supply of meals with a willing spirit to pose.


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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31 Responses to A Cause for Celebration

  1. Mary says:

    Congratulations to your daughter. A very happy and proud moment for Mom and Dad as well.

  2. Ellen says:

    Congratulations to your daughter and her rightfully proud parents! This Red-headed Woodpecker is a beauty. We have them here, they love to peck holes in my neighbor’s wood siding. The poor man fills in the hole, touches up the paint and his fine feathered non-friend does it again in another spot. Benjamin loves seeing them peck on the tree trunks in my yard. He will enjoy these photos. Thank-you!

  3. Congratulations all around!

  4. Mags says:

    Congratulations to you, your husband and your beautiful daughter hugs and blessings for her. Wonderful shots of that very colorful, handsome bird, what beauty to behold.

  5. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    Congratulations to you and your daughter for a job well done! Thanks for sharing!

  6. lindasschaub says:

    Congratulations to the graduate. Striking photo of the woodpecker and I feel the same about my treats and tidbits I hand out at the Park every day – a little pose here and there for your benefactor is always greatly appreciated. 🙂

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Congrats to your daughter!! 2 majors is quite the accomplishment! 👍😊 I enjoyed seeing your family photos too! ❤️
    And what a red-headed beauty, the woodpecker that is! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  8. de Wets Wild says:

    Congratulations to your daughter and her proud family!

  9. 1nmbirder says:


  10. jmnowak says:

    They grow up fast, don’t they! Congrats, to all of you, and I wish an interesting and full life for your daughter. 🙋
    And that red is astounding, Kathy.

    • kathydoremus says:

      They do grow up fast. Feels like I was just dropping her off for kindergarten yesterday!
      And the Red-headed Woodpecker is one of the most glorious birds to ever visit my backyard.

  11. aussiebirder says:

    Congratulations Kathie to your beautiful daughter for her excellent result, how proud and delighted you all would have been. That woodpecker is beautiful also, love those deep strong colours

  12. Jodi says:

    Congrats to your daughter and you for doing such s wonderful job raising her 💕

  13. Congratulations to your daughter! I know you are so very proud of her, smart girl. Wish her the best and blessings for the future!

  14. jmcheney says:

    A memorable red letter (& red headed day). Felicitaciones!

  15. Tiny says:

    Congratulations to you and your daughter! Great to see your lovely family ❤

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