Monday, April 01, 2013

Nature Notes: Here Comes April

The first day of April was absolutely gorgeous.
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.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What glorious days! The white blossoming trees are just wonderful against the blue sky...just the perfect symbol of beautiful Spring and rebirth. You couldn't possibly have had a more perfect day for Easter!

Rebecca said...

Great photos of spring: blooms, birds and more :)

Unknown said...

YEY the bath is the best ! really cool... anyway, it's such a pleasure to look at your lovely shots of the spring !

Reader Wil said...

The first trees with the white blossoms. Look like brides in their weddingdresses. Thank you for this beautiful tribute to spring.

Laura said...

wow, amazing blossoms Carver!!!

NatureFootstep said...

o, I love the first flowering trees. Gorgeous sight.

Leora said...

Love your blossoms. The pine cone photos are wonderful - I think I can smell the pine.

Hoping I can back to doing Nature Notes next week. Hope Michelle will be well enough to do more by then, too. She sounds great on Facebook.

Karen said...

Sure was. Pretty dove, and a lovely cardinal.

Hootin Anni said...

I spent a good deal of time yesterday afternoon watching a mama cardinal bath at our birdbath too.

Oh Carver, your tree blossoms...breathtaking...I can almost smell their lovely fragrance from here.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely excellent photography ~ Wow! Beautiful flowers, birds, nature's beauty! ~ Thanks ^_^

Cynthia M. said...

Such beautiful blooms - great photos! I'm envious - our garden and yard hasn't blossomed yet - and it's been freezing the past two days!

EG CameraGirl said...

So pretty. I really looks like spring there!

Jenn Jilks said...

This is so fun! We have tulip leaves up and that is it!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful colours, skies, in each photo... Thanks for sharing these cheerful images!
God bless you!

Smalltown RN said...

beautiful photos as always..and yes isn't it lovely that Spring is finally here. We too have a glorious Easter weekend temperatures got up to 23 celcius here on the westcoast...just fantastic. The hummers are out in plenty, trees and flowers blooming...and my nose is running...yes it must be Srping!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful that bloomin' tree!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh beautiful spring..from Michelle's ipad