One of the great things about living in the middle of a forest is the neighbors you have! The first picture below is one of two Pileated Woodpeckers (remember the cartoon Woody Woodpecker?). He is about 20 inches long! They make a loud sound while pecking on the trees. I took this picture from my front deck. Click on the picture for a better look!
The picture below is taken from inside my guest room, through a window screen. That is why it is a little fuzzy. This rare white squirrel was visiting our front courtyard. They are known to be plentiful the next county over...This was a rare treat to see one in our area.
Click on the pictures to enlarge for detail. The white squirrel's tail is so feathery looking!