Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
I woke up to an absolutely beautiful day today. The sun is actually brightly shining. Oh the blue sky! I’m so tired of gray right now. Today there was so much that just screamed life…even the shadows from the trees reminded me of early summer days where I woke up to a new summer vacation as a boy. Frogs are very vocal in our local pond. The ditch is frequented by Mallards, Canadian Geese, Red Winged Blackbirds, Western Meadow Larks and Pheasants…it’s a wonderful chorus line out there! This pheasant stretched out to feel the morning sun and see what’s going on…so beautiful. Our backyard felt so alive this morning. The greens and blues of the day thrilled me. Marks of Gabby’s passing made me smile. The day’s new Pansies seemed to smile at meand late spring symmetry made me feel at peace .
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Fortunately I took some pictures before the May showers and gloom fell once again. I honestly don’t do well with days of gloom so today I figure focusing on the past brighter days is certainly in order. Spring’s new growth is very uplifting. Hope seems to surround us this time of year. I’m a big fan of the good in life. This year a Robin couple took up resentence in a formerly abandoned nest. The mother seems quite suspicious. Green is my favorite color and nothing beats spring green. This is the leaf tunnel to our mail box. Some other colors are out there too. Montana’s ever present pine joins in spring celebration. Yes, Dandelions are weeds but they always seem to remind me of childhood days gone by. New leaves are still popping out…hopefully the cold nights near freezing won’t hamper their growth. Mom got a little ornament for Mother’s Day. No gift could cover what a blessing she is to me. Morning often brings unexpected visitors like this dragon fly drying itself from morning dew. Some faces are more beautiful than others. As a kid we’d say: “Don’t be a pansy.” I don’t know…pansies look pretty amazing to me!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
We visited Zoo Montana recently. Sometimes I wonder who’s watching who. Occasionally they bring animals out. This time it was twin Opossums . I’ve never been this close to one let alone two. Other animals aren’t so exoticbut I still like ‘em. I meant this shot to be silhouetted…I think it worked more or less. The sign said this turkey would bite…yikes. This rabbit dealt with the heat in style. It was over eighty degrees and the bumble bees were hard at work. Who doesn’t like May flowers? Sit here on a hot day and get branded. A kid climbed the fence and got bitten by wolves last year…where were the parents? Red Panda on break. Cotton Woods are always around somewhere. Last stop: the Bald Eagles. Today at home was much, much cooler but still pretty. Likely we should bring our flowers in tonight. Robins are nesting deep in one of these trees outside our front door. Here’s a final spring flower for ya.