Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Signs of Spring





23 comments:

  1. We're seeing a lot of the same, but I haven't seen any dowitchers yet.

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  2. Love the bird in song! A real herald of spring. Beautiful world, Robin.

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  3. John-- It's the season of colors!

    Loren-- Thank you so much for the ID on that Dowitcher. I couldn't decide if that was a Godwit or not.

    Tara-- Spring is so alive with color and song.

    Rain-- Me too!

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  4. Beautiful shots of a glorious season!

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  5. It's still one day sun, next day rain then maybe snow here. No leaves or flowers yet. One day it's almost 70 degrees then next day it's 30. It's crazy making and I long for summer.

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  6. Yes, the signs of Spring are here with only a few setbacks. I too love that bird singing loud and proud either for joy or a mate.

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  7. I welcome every sign of spring. We make a couple of our own. When we hang the hummingbird feeders and set up the water feature I know it's almost here.

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  8. John-- Thank you!

    jsk-- No leaves or flowers? I had no idea. I thought things would have started sprouting by now. Sigh.

    Arkansas Patti-- The songs of spring are so beautiful. The nest-building is an ongoing dance too.

    NCmountainwoman-- Spring is such a time of joy. Everything comes back to life.

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  9. love the singing birdie! isn't spring such a marvelous gift? all through our winter grays filled with rain, I imagine my joy when these days burst forth in bloom. and here we are!

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  10. Sky-- Such a sweet little song that singing birdie sings! Yes, spring always arrives and bursts forth in bloom. Joyous!

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  11. Some of the trees are starting to bud but no leaves yet. Bulbs are starting to appear but no blooms yet. We're in the 70's two days in a row and looks like for the rest of the week. That should have an impact. When it happens here its like an explosion! One day you can see for miles and the next all you can see are the leafy trees in your own yard. Nothing subtle about Minnesota. 4 very distinct seasons.

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  12. Oh, nice. The shots look so much better on the computer than on my phone.

    I'm still unable to comment from my phone or my laptop. I have to wait till I get to our desktop computer to comment. I wonder why.

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  13. Wonderful photos of spring's unfolding. I echo the affection for the singing bird, but also for the first photo (it looks great when embiggened) and I MUST vote for the electric green bee/bee fly, or whatever it may be(e).

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  14. jsk-- Enjoy those 70s temps. Sounds like the perfect weather to really have a full-on burst of spring.

    Mark-- Really glad you liked these photos. I love when the seasons change like this.

    CCorax-- The Song Sparrow's song is one of my favorites on there on the trails. They throw their heads back and really belt it out! That little electric green fly was fun to watch. It was hardly still for a moment. Really glad you liked these photos.

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  15. What is that flower? Some kind of lily coming up through the shrub? Gorgeous.

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  16. isabelita-- Good question. It was not a lily. It was the flower of that particular bush. I loved the colors.

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  17. Been searchin' and searchin', but cannot find anything identifying that beautiful plant; maybe a wild rhody? Getting obsessed with it. :)

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    1. Isabelita-- I think I found it. You are right! It is a rhody, a Rhododendron Occidentale. Your question sent me on the right track for the ID. Thank you!
      http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7089

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  18. Gorgeous photos Robin. We are still waiting for signs of winter down south.

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  19. Pat-- I was just thinking about southern CAL this morning, realizing that the hope for an El Nino winter there is truly over.

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  20. Yep, it just never materialized for us. Oh well! There is always next year.

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