You know it must be Spring when Woody The Woodpecker comes out of hiding!
Beautiful!! We see a lot of these woodpeckers during the Spring and Summer months in our backyard.
Male Pileated Woodpeckers have a red stripe from their bill outward, while female Pileated Woodpeckers do not, but both the male and females have the red crest on top of their heads. We aren’t sure if this one is a male or female because it is a bit hard to make out in the picture whether this one has a red stripe from the bill. It looks like it does, but I’m not positive. Anyone know? I had to zoom in this photo a lot and unfortunately the quality isn’t that great!
Yesterday, Eric and I had Spring Fever pulsing through our veins and we went on three walks! It wasn’t even warm out, but we just needed to get in the sunshine and feel it on our faces. I’m pretty sure our neighbours think we are crazy, although I’m sure they have known for a while after seeing me take pictures of my food all last summer.
The conclusion: I really love walking and I don’t do it enough! It also seemed to help the horrible cramps I had yesterday too.
When we returned, a plate full of freshness was just what the Doctor ordered.
And then I fell asleep at 8:30pm on the couch, stumbled up to bed at midnight, and woke up just after 7am. I guess my body needed one last hibernation for the Winter? At any rate, I feel like a new girl today.
The fresh dill I bought from the grocery store just keeps on ticking. Luckily, it seems to be keeping quite fresh in the crisper. I have had lemon dill hummus on my mind all week long, so I used my Favourite Hummus recipe and added a bunch of fresh dill to it.
Spring Fever Lemon Dill Hummus
- 1 batch of My Favourite Hummus
- 1 cup fresh dill, large stems removed and minced
You simply prepare the hummus according to the directions here and add in the minced dill and process it some more until combined. Easy peasy!
It turned out great with a very fresh dill flavour. Two thumbs up!
We are off for our first hike of the season today. I wish it was warmer out (it’s about –4C right now), but we’ll have to bundle up and make do. I’ll bring the camera along and hopefully we will see some fun creatures out and about celebrating the first day of Spring!