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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Our World Tuesday and Nature Notes: Spring has sprung

Each day brings further signs of spring in my neck of the woods.

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Looking at the extended forecast I saw we may get a spring snow next weekend but I never pay too much attention to predictions 7 days away.

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It always surprises me how weather predictions try to guess beyond a day or two in advance and even with the next day predictions they can miss the mark.

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Below is a shot of a hawk that was chasing another hawk above me while I stood on my deck; they were too fast for me to get a shot of both of them.

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I love the feathery look of early leaves on trees.

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We had a lot of rain over the past week.

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Redbud trees are amongst the first trees to flower in my yard.

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My white camellia buds haven't opened yet.

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I have a japonica pieris bush beside the camellia bush in front of my house.

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A few trees are starting to flower in the woods leading up to the lake I frequently walk around.

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The evergreens are the tall trees and the feathery deciduous trees are beginning to think about leaves or flowers. 

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At one point the duck on the bottom was underwater so long I thought she would drown before the duck on top was done with her.

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I love the little red dotted look of the flowers on the trees in the next shot.

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There are less and less gulls at the lake and they usually are all gone by mid spring. Some lakes have gulls year round where I live but Shelley lake mostly has gulls in the fall and winter.

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Below the forsythia is like a window of sunshine.

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I had my camera around my neck on a trip to the grocery store so I caught some flowering tree shots at the stop light.

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22 comments:

Penelope Postcards said...

The bent yellow head of the daffodil looks so lovely and humble. The camellia bud looks as tasty as vanilla ice cream with a swirl of chocolate.

Photo Cache said...

It's a beautiful time of the year. Happy spring!!!!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful spring photos! Have a great week.

Leora said...

Oh, you really do have spring! Love all the buds. The birds seem happy. We still have snow, although it melts the day after it falls.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh how I love your week! Thanks for letting me experience it vicariously.

All pictures wonderful as always, but I'm fascinated by the beauty of that minimalist one - just the barely budding branches against the blue sky, so lovely; kind of reminds me of a Japanese pen and ink painting.

Frank said...

Lovely Spring views. Plenty of blossom sprouting forth over here as well.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, beautiful hints of spring indeed, Carver!! Wonderful captures as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Have a wonderful week!!

ann nz said...

I lol about the duck, Mum kept ducks, and I see ducks mating.

maryaustria said...

A gorgeous series of photos! Seems like spring is on the way! :)

colleen said...

everything is so alive. The bud looks like an icecream cone.

Amy Franks said...

beautiful colours! nice to see after winter

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

wonderful photos I LOVE seeing daffodils they are like a promise to me

ladyfi said...

What lovely signs of spring! We are recovering from a snowfall.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots from nature.

Karen said...

A great spring series Carver! Love that hawk shot!

Felicia said...

pretty spring images. no spring here yet.

Sue Demeter-St Clair said...

Awesome capture of the hawk in flight! Spring is finally springing here too thank goodness. So tired of this long and frigid winter we had. Beautiful pics as always and I love the flowers. They re a pick me up :)

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely beautiful Spring time nature shots!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Rambling Woods said...

Oh wow...You really do have spring.. Yea!!!!...I look forward to your walks...Michelle

A Quiet Corner said...

It certainly has in your neck of the woods...drooling from here!...:)JP

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the signs of Spring. You always show adorable images!
Hugs
Leia

psychelyn said...

You've got all that spring has to offer :)

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