Friday, April 01, 2016

Buds, blooms, and birds






Lovely warm weather and so many blossoms! Songbirds are back - singing their exquisite songs. Watched a hawk circle, soar, with sun shining through its wings. Later it swooped over our back yard and perched in a tree, groomed its feathers, scanned the scene before taking off into the sky.

And as the shadows of evening approach, the neighborhood ducks nap in the remaining rays of the sun.

5 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

Exuberant buds and budding ducks. Sweet!

altadenahiker said...

I know this wasn't/isn't your intention, but over the years, you've sold me on Idaho. It's on my short list of -- If I move, what about here...

Ms M said...

I like how you wrote that, Petrea, "exuberant buds and budding ducks" Yes! :)

Karin, the Boise area has a lot of good points, particularly for outdoor recreation. Lots of parks, the foothills, a small ski area, miles of greenbelt along the Boise River. For the most part, it's a safe place to live and has a lower cost of living than many places.
On the downside, Idaho is extremely conservative politically. It's a very "red" state run by an overwhelming majority of conservative to extreme Republicans.
But Albert would feel at home - lots of dogs and "dog people" here :)

sonia a. mascaro said...

LOVE the photos of buds, blooms and birds!

Ms M said...

Thank you, Sonia! (Spring has been much better for photos than winter).