sound of mowers in the field-
first cut of the spring-
scent of sweetgrass
dancing and bowing in the afternoon breeze-
brightly colored belles of the garden –
tulips in bloom
afternoon in blue-
April sky, water reflecting April sky, bluebirds on the wing in April sky
The blue and green is a welcomed change! It’s finally warm enough to sit out and I’m LOVING it.
P.S. Ignore the beagle if he writes to you for treats. He grudgingly acknowledged that getting a kiss blown at him was good enough.
Hey, Nancy – hope your work load is easing – seems as if the 15th would never arrive! We are finally having a string of beautiful days – I’ve been out in the garden all weekend – getting ready for mulch. And put my first hummingbird feeder out today – we’ll see when the first tiny guy arrives.
PS Awfully hard to ignore such a beagle boy face but kisses are being sent! K
It was beautiful here as well and I worked on the yard – after, of course, doing some photography at the botanical gardens! It was very good beagle weather.
Lovely – today was so wonderful and my bluebirds were really active.
Oh my gosh -can hardly stay inside – put my first hummingbird feeder out today – will keep you posted! enjoy the sunshine – K
I put mine out today, no scouts so far.
We have had several hummers already – almost as soon as we had the feeder out – love those little guys!
I’m jealous – they should be here soon! Do you get oriels?
We will usually get a couple of pair of Baltimores that will come thru for a few days – they are sooooo orange. And we have Orchard orioles that will stay all summer. he is more brick red orange with striking black markings and she is kind of lemon lime – beautiful birds – they feed at the hummingbird feeders.
Do you put out oranges or jelly for them?
I have put oranges out before -we have those wire suet feeders that you buy the suet cakes for – I push the orange halves into that- but they will feed from the hummingbird feeders so now I don’t bother.
Simply beautiful. (And what is this glorious little bird? Not one that’s familiar to me here in the Pacific Northwest…)
Thanks again, Jennifer. He is an eastern bluebird, pretty common east of the Rockies. I think you might have the western bluebird or the mountain bluebird come thru your area.
They are just a gorgeous shade of blue with that rusty bib and white belly. K
Ah, thanks for the i.d.!
I’m from Nevada, where the mountain bluebird is the state bird. Oddly, I never, ever saw one there until I was 45 and had lived out of state for 27 years!
like a welcome to spring! hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Hey Sarah – hard to stay inside this weekend – have been out digging in my garden – have a really nice crop of dandelions!Hope you have an easy week ahead! hugs