Good morning everyone on this first Saturday of April! Well, we got quite a surprise yesterday with a lot of ice, from freezing rain and a little snow. We do get freezing rain a lot up here but not usually so much as we did. There was a very heavy layer of ice on everything yesterday morning, which is still there this morning. The poor birds that had come back from the south! They wouldn’t be able to find any food normally, but a lot of them found their way to my feeders so I put extra food out for them. The bird feeders were a bit covered with ice as well but the birds could still hang on and get their food. It didn’t seem to bother my gulls too much, but they are tough birds and very much used to standing around on the lake ice. It’s amazing those feet of theirs don’t freeze, but it doesn’t bother them. Muffin wasn’t too impressed. She wanted the door open. I said no. She didn’t want to give up. I said no. After I bandaged my foot, we played.
And now for some bright colors for a cold, winter looking, morning…
Here we have a nice bright and beautiful “pearl crescent” butterfly to start things off.
And here we have a wild mix of colors, with the blue delphinium, the red hollyhock and of course our friendly “silver-bordered fritillary” butterfly. This is probably our most common butterfly around in the summer months. I look forward to when they will be back again.
And that’s it for today’s picks of pics. I hope all of you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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