Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nostalgic for Spring, 1

Winter drags on. The January thaw was a blip. The February thaw has reduced the snow pack in my back yard by about 6". Only 19" remain. The predictions call for a return to the deep freeze.

I am nostalgic for Spring. So I returned to a few images from the distant past - the long ago Spring of 2010 ...

... like a bluebird, a spot of deep blue sky, singing atop a snag ...

Eastern Bluebird
... or a goldfinch molting into his nuptial plumage, a yellow that will define the primary color ...

American Goldfinch
... or the primal pursuit in the open, but still cold, river waters of the drake merganser for the right to mate with a hen ...

Common Merganser
... and a robin busy with nest building, her pairing issue resolved.

American Robin
Good birding!

4 comments:

Chris said...

I think we are all nostalgic of spring but now I'm more even if I'm not gonna see these birds, I'm eager to see some of your future post with them.

Julie G. said...

Lovely post! I too am longing for spring. Beautiful images!

Dave said...

Ah, sweet memories of shoveling dirt in the garden instead of snow in the drive!


(my verification word is BUTabs!ha!)

Kerri said...

Really pretty captures! I'm hoping Spring comes soon!

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