welcome to the northern flicker appreciation society

What do I love most about northern flickers? Is it the saucy way they have of flashing a fiery look over their shoulder?

Or is it their fabulous spotty vests worn over a tight-fitting black t-shirt?

Maybe it’s the way they sit down to eat.

Or the way they quickly stand to show off when a smaller colleague appears.

It’s impossible to say.

aw yeah

I spend a little too much time at the window on days like today, soaking in winter, trying to store it up to get me through all the endless sweaty months ahead.

On headachy July days when it seems like I’ll never feel okay again, I like to look back at these photos and try to tap in to the memory of believing anything is possible.