• Bruce Siebold

Being A Red Head


Red bellied woodpeckers are year-long residents on Eighty Acres and each time I see one, I feel we are kindred spirits due to the red crowns we wear. But in my life, I have found challenges to being a red head. In my school days I acquired several nicknames like... red, carrot top, freckles, and there were suggestions that not only did I have a trigger temper, but that my mother was the comic Lucille Ball. I peeled and shed so many layers of skin, at times I wondered if I was related to some kind of snake.

Even now, outdoor swimming is another challenge. I have to slobber so much sun screen lotion on my white skin, I create an oil slick as I move through the water. Sun bathing consists of wrapping myself up like an Egyptian mummy with just my eyes peering out. But today I am so much more confident about my hair color. I might even be related to Prince Harry? So the time has come for me to remove my cap, and begin growing my beautiful ginger locks even longer.

Specializing in Nature Photography in Menomonie, Wisconsin

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