Pileated Woodpeckers all over the country are bowing their heads to each other in recognition of their artistic abilities. They are also probably more than a little ticked off that nobody recognizes their talents. I mean, take a look at the big guy to the left and pay homage to his work. We’re talking art here! In fact, that looks a little like Napoleon to me. What do you think?
….But since Pileateds don’t live in Texas, this surely must be the Real Thing:
Strangers started gathering around a tree owned by Kyle Toland in Houston, Texas, bearing gifts of flowers and candles and prayer notes, paying homage to the Virgin Mary, who, fresh from other appearances in places like winter ice, subway puddles, Finance Company building windows, and this guy’s Christmas candy, took a little rest on Mr. Toland’s tree.
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This is not the first time The Lady has appeared in Texas. She apparently prefers Texas trees to all other trees. She showed up in somebody else’s Midland Texas tree in 2008.
Now I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news here, but both those trees look like they need an Arborist a whole lot more than the Virgin Mary needs flowers and candles. But hey, what does a heathen like me know? After all, it’s Texas. No sense of arguing with them.
OOOoo! Gotta run!!!! Lightning just struck my house and missed me by a few inches…
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