The dogwood trees are also rapidly peaking.
My side and backyard azaleas are slower so I'll be posting shots of them later on.
The male cardinal above was singing in the dogwood treetop and the mockingbird below was warning people and animals away from her nest which is hidden in an overgrown azalea.
A new culvert was installed at one of my walking places and with spring newly seeded grass and trees around it are coming to life.
Many of the trees on the path leading to Shelley Lake are already leafing out.
The Canadian Geese explored a large puddle in the grassy field across the path from the lake.
The lake looks clear on this side but it's very different on the other side of the bridge.
Although it looks like mud, it's actually pollen.
It's wild to me how the pollen all accumulated along the bank on that side of the bridge.
The gulls always leave this lake in the spring to nest somewhere else but there was one solitary gull that stayed behind and was hanging out with one of the Canadian Geese.
On my deck the bluejay was enjoying a bath.
The male cardinal had the other bath and the American Robin was watching them.
A cedar waxwing joined the male cardinal.