My place in the world is in the forest that surrounds my house. The sounds of birds singing and the trees waving in the breeze are peaceful and relaxing. The air is fresh and there are no pressures from work, no noisy neighbors, no yard chores and most importantly no demands on my time. I can linger for hours watching and photographing birds. Here are a few photos from the forest this spring for the weekly photo challenge.

yellow-bellied sapsucker (woodpecker) in flight
yellow-bellied sapsucker (male woodpecker) on a branch
black-eyed junco looking for food on the ground
chipping sparrow singing loudly on a branch
pileated woodpecker making holes at the bottom of a tree
downy woodpecker (male) enjoying a spring day
robin up high in a tree