Good morning everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you all are doing well on this beautiful day. Spring is getting more springy each day now, although it is still not very warm. It was 37F (about 3C) yesterday and mostly cloudy. And not many birds showed up at all. Pocket was here again though and that was sure nice.
Theodora was wandering around very early in the morning, but she did not come over to visit. It is early, too early for any activity outside this morning, so I will share a few more things that I enjoy.
First we have the picture above, clouds being reflected in the calm water of a lake. That is a real joy to see and also gives the feeling of solitude.
The next is coming along the path by the river and spotting some ducks asleep on the water, like this female common merganser in the photo above. There were 2 females and a male sleeping there. They did open their eyes briefly when I came close, but soon went back to sleep.
Another thing I enjoy is finding a patch of wild blueberries, big and blue and so delicious. Like these in the photo above. Who can resist picking and sampling such a treat.
Then there is my little upside down friends, the red-breasted nuthatch in the photo above. They are very friendly birds and do not mind if I get up close to them. They constantly give their little “beep”, as if talking to me.
Then in the photo above we have that little orange-belted bumble bee on an ageratum flower. They are cute bumble bees and seem to be a calmer type bee as well. I have never been stung or chased by one of these.
Then we have the hollyhocks, like in the picture above. They always make me think of an old fashioned country garden which gives a feeling of relaxation and solitude.
Then in the featured image at the top we have a large ball of seeds, no not dandelion, it is from a wild yellow goat’s-beard flower. This seed head is 3 inches (7.5cm) across. A great example of art in nature. Thank you for stopping by today, have a most wonderful Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)
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