On these snowbound, ice castle days I keep an eye on the activity out at the suet feeder. The woodpeckers are so spry and that uplift of red keeps me smiling. My heart stopped this week when the pileated woodpecker flew down to have a meal. When I see him there, I sneak up on him below the window frame and then slowly slide into view to watch him. Animals are pretty amazing; I really could spend my time doing nothing but watching what's going on outdoors and it would be enough. Of course, I don't do that and my life therefore is probably a bit more stressed than it need be.