I think spring is finally on its way to the Inland Northwest. Things are beginning to green up and bud. The Yellow Finch, Doves Starlings, Robins, and Quail have come out of hiding and arrived in our backyard. They don’t seem to mind one bit that it’s been pouring and gray for weeks on end and is only 38 degrees this morning. Although I prefer it sunny and 80 degrees, there are still many little blessings to be found in this type of weather. You just have to work harder to see them and appreciate them.
One thing I love about spring more than anything else, when the birds arrive, the yard sounds like a jungle filled with a chorus of all different types of voices that seamlessly form one beautiful song.
Finding A Place At The Table
I was able to catch a few of our visitors this morning as they stopped by for a snack. Soon, when the weather warms up, we’ll also be visited by the Peregrine Falcon that likes to perch on our fence and meditate, the Bald Eagle that sours over the neighborhood in circles making that beautiful Bald Eagle sound it makes. Then, when things are in full bloom, the Hummingbirds will arrive in all their glory. For such a busy bird they are remarkably friendly and curious when I’m out in the yard working or sitting on the deck observing.
But for now, we’ll have to be happy with the rain and happy with the clouds that bring the rain. By the end of May our area will be emerald-green, lush and bursting with growth, inviting us out into the yard to enjoy the sun and an evening cocktail as we put our feet up and savor every moment we can.
An Early Morning Snack
Posing Like Acrobats
The Brave One
The only one willing to stay when the dogs came out doing what bird dogs do.
The Obnoxious Cousins
You know the ones. They come to visit for the summer. It’s exciting to see them at first because it means the beginning of hot summer days and lazy summer nights. But a week into the visit, you realize you’re already tired of their selfish ways and obnoxious behavior.
Even The Ever Peaceful Doves Are Annoyed By The Cousins
“Come on Doris, let’s go play somewhere else. You know how they are.”
You Snooze, You Lose
“Ha-haaaaa! It’s ALL mine!”
Three Curious Ones Remain
Well, I’m off to see to Saturday’s chores.
Praying there is a break in the weather today so I can get my hands dirty in the yard.
I hope you all have a wonderful and productive Saturday!
Abigail also sends her best wishes.