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Croaking Crocuses

The crocuses have almost all expired now, after barely two weeks of life . . . but I expect the daffodils to open up any day now . . . and I see a few tulip leaves in the garden too!

I don’t know what’s going on with the tulips, but I have far less flowers coming up than what I originally planted. Whereas the daffodils have multiplied. Better make time to plant more this fall, for next spring’s photo ops!

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Spring has (finally) Sprung!

Yes, I know spring actually arrived in March, but here in the North, it takes a while to start looking like spring. I got my snow tires off on April 19, but on April 26 and 27 we had a rather large dump of snow. With the added fun of icy roads . . . so my spring bulbs were staying put under ground. This past week, the ground had clearly warmed enough for them to finally appear . . . Voila! Here they are! And now to wait until almost the end of May to plant my veggie garden, although I do have plants started, which will live in the greenhouse until the outdoors is more hospitable.

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White-faced Heron – Bird Weekly Photochallenge – Birds Perched Up

Had to dig deep into my archives for this one . . . but when I saw the Our Eyes Open Bird Weekly Photo Challenge was birds perched up on things, I had to go find this.

Taken at Willowbank Wildlife Preserve in Christchurch, NZ in 2012 – I love this bird – he stared at me so distainfully the whole time I was taking pictures, clearly, he was not at all interested in doing anything other than chilling on his post. I think I managed to capture his expression of disgust quite well.

So, this is my entry in the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge – thanks for visiting!

Art · Birds · black & white · CBWC · Macro · monochrome · nature · Photo Challenges

Porch Pal – CBWC Cute Factor

The elusive Chickadee — these little guys are so cute and so quick, that I can never focus fast enough to capture them . . . unless they make the mistake of flying into our living room windows and concussing themselves.

That’s what this guy did. And while he was recovering his wits, I grabbed my camera and gradually sneaked closer and closer to him, snapping all the while, because I knew this was probably my only opportunity to get up close and personal with a Chickadee and my camera. Since this happened in 2017, and I’ve not been able to get any fresh photos of Chickadees, I’m extra glad I was on hand that day.

And this is my entry for this week in Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Cute Factor (CBWC). Thanks for visiting!!