Saturday, March 29, 2008


One of the dogwoods in bloom and my spirea just starting to put out blossoms. You can see the lilacs have really opened up too, and they smell heavenly. The birds know it's spring too, and these beauties visited the feeders this afternoon before the rain started. Of course, they're all showing up in pairs as they get ready to build nests and start new families. The cardinals, usually very shy of humans, sat in the tree; and every once in a while, the beautiful male would get a mouthful of sunflower seeds and take them to the female and gently feed her. It's quite touching to watch.

Of course the squirrels are always hanging out, hoping for a free meal. This little guy was so brave. He just REFUSED to run away, and I was really charmed by his boldness. He allowed me to get within three feet of him and take these wonderful snapshots. They can be a real nuisance, but I love watching their antics.

1 comment:

Knatolee said...

What beautiful spring pictures! I especially love the birds and squirrels. Just lovely! Our fields are STILL blanketed in snow, but the temps are above freezing every day, it IS melting and the birds are signing. Your photos were a breath of fresh air to this frozen Canuck. :)