All Creatures Great & Small

Last week, I found a precious Downey woodpecker, laying lifeless on the deck.  At first, my mind went to the cat.  No!  How could she?!  But it didn't seem likely she could catch a woodpecker and she hasn't caught any birds, thank goodness, in the six months we've had her.  It seems that the poor little bird had hit the glass door.  It was a beautiful young male, it's red crown barely visible.  I wanted to do something to honor its life, it's beauty, the part it played in the perfection of the universe.  I set its perfect little body on top of some sketches and admired its delicacy and exquisiteness.  I accept that these photographs could be disturbing to some, but my hope is to share the awe and gratitude I felt for this miraculous little creature.