It was especially nice for April 1 to be so pretty since Easter was raining much of the day.
It was one of those perfect days temperature wise too. Not too cold and not too warm.
The shots above were taken on April 1, 2013. The rest of the shots were taken during the last few days of March 2013.
I've been seeing more mourning doves lately.
They blend into the deck so well.
The male cardinals don't blend in except during the fall when they are surrounded by red leaves. Sometimes in the summer from a distance I mistake them for red flowers but in general you can't miss them.
I caught some really good afternoon light a few days ago.
I love the way the light turned the trees a rust color.
I don't associate this kind of light with spring. Ordinarily I notice light like this during fall afternoons so it was unexpected to see it during the spring.
The pine cones looked so good to me.
The pine needles also had a rust cast that afternoon where earlier in the day they were a vivid green.
The female cardinal kept her back to me.
Then she dove into the bath.