A rare visitor to our yard, the Indigo Bunting is a welcome spot of color in the spring.
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Occasionally we get sunsets that take your breath away. Unfortunately, because of the trees and hills, we don’t always get to enjoy from our windows. But before the rain moved in we got a rare treat.
Truly something to quickly catch and enjoy ‘in the moment’.
I glanced out the window as darkness fell….
As you may have noted from my last posting, the weather this winter has been erratic to say the least. My crabapple bush tried to bloom last month, two months early, and the buds got frozen out. So that bush is a bust. And the wild raspberries in my yard are trying to go for it too. So there will be a lot less flowers and fruit this year and probably some dead plants as well. If it doesn’t get cold enough to put them to sleep they either freeze to death or use up their food stores and starve to death before spring is properly sprung.
I’m happy to say that it appears my bulbs have weathered this nonsense well (no pun intended) and are beginning their annual show. (Except for the daffys, which are early.)
Even if they’re early, I still love my daffys!
So I glanced out the window in the early afternoon and saw big ‘somethings’ moving around in the brush behind my neighbor’s shed. Moving to a better vantage point allowed me to see that there were TURKEYS back there! I’ve not had turkeys in my backyard before. I ran for the camera.
There has been a lot of drilling and fracking in our area which means A LOT of lost habitat for the animals. Makes me wonder what will head our way next.
As I was outside with the energizer bunny (Ryder), the sky darkened and small wee bits of snow swirled in the wind. It lasted only 5 minutes, but that was long enough to coat the moss in our yard in waves of white frosting.
Unfortunately, it came in 5 minutes and then left in 5 minutes. The temperature was exactly 32 degrees farenheit and the sun was peeking off and on through the clouds just enough to melt everything it touched.