The Sights and Sounds of Spring

Buzzzzz……

Can anyone guess what that sound is? Yep! A bee. I know spring is here when I step out the door and hear that beautiful sound. Honey bees and bumble bees fill the holly and hawthorn bushes next to the front door collecting nectar from some of the first blooms of spring. I have yet to find where those honey bees live, but I’m sure the honey is sweet.

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And what else says spring? As I sit here and type, Papa Bluebird perches atop the post on my patio guarding Mama Bluebird and her little blue eggs. So many of my little feathered friends have returned home to fill my backyard with song and fight the squirrels for the food in the feeders. When the weather is nice (which would not be today), I sit outside and listen and watch…and photograph of course. And this year, a mockingbird has made its nest in the holly bushes by the front door. I so love to watch the birds. I have photographed a few of my little feathered friends. So far…

Tufted Titmouse

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Cardinal

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Sparrow

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Scarlet Tanager (female)

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House Finch

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Chickadee

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Bluebird

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I hope to add to my bird collection this summer. I even have my Daddy’s old binoculars to aid in my bird watching.

And the flowers. Oh the flowers. So beautiful to behold and so sweet to smell.

Daffodils

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Peach Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms

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Blueberry Blossoms

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Moonlight Broom Tree Blossoms

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Just to name a few. They fill the world with beauty and color.

I just love Spring. The world wakes up from its winter nap and says hello in such beautiful and amazing ways. So if you haven’t gone out to say hello back, I encourage you to do so. Wake up from Winter’s slumber, take Spring’s hand and go for a little stroll.

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