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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Spring Time is for the Birds

     One of the things I like about living in Wyoming is that we have changing seasons. After the snow finally disappears for good, we enjoy walking around the yard looking for what is emerging from its winter sleep.

Daffodils are usually the first flowers to bloom. 

The crab apple trees are in full bloom now, adding a cheerful pink to the landscape.

     I also look forward to the return of the robins, a sure sign that spring has arrived. We always seem to have one or two build a nest somewhere in our yard. In fact we have one now working on building a nest in about the same spot as the one below.
      This brave mama built under our eves, right outside our back door several years ago. It made for a perfect spot for us to view the progress of nest building, sitting on the eggs and feeding of the babies. I was able to get a pretty good shot of her hungry offspring. 

     We have all kinds of wildlife and many different birds in our backyard. You can see more photos of our wildlife by visiting one of my earlier posts: Who's in Your Garden. We always have an abundance of chickadees. A few years ago we were happy to see them build a nest in a bird house we had received as a gift. It was great fun watching their comings and goings.

A thought to ponder: "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."                                            John Ruskin


  1. Wow, that crabapple tree, such beautiful blooms! Many thanks for making this a part of SEASONS - greatly appreciated:)
    (Since you have grand children, you probably had a nice Mothers Day!) How nice that the bird built its nest so close. Thanks for the link to see what's in my yard - have been such a city clicker up till now, that it's a learning curve to live on the country side! Have a great week and "see" you the next one!

  2. What stunning photos! It's wonderful to see the seasons changing and, in our case, knowing summer is coming

  3. The crab apple tree is beyond amazing! Wonderful shots! Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens".

    Mersad Donko Photography

  4. Hello, beautiful blossoms. I love all the birds at their nest. The chickadee is one of my favorites. Great shots! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your week ahead!

  5. Lovely spring signs!
    How nice it must be to follow the robin family!

  6. Oh... I really enjoyed these glimpses of spring, and you`ve got a very special birdhouse. I can see why the birds love it :D

  7. That Crab Apple tree is absolutely stunning


  8. I love the photo with the sun bursting through the flower!

  9. that close up shot of the crab apple is amazing! Lovely photos!

  10. Lovely! What a cute birdhouse! Have a fantastic weekend!

  11. Wow that Crabapple Tree is amazing and so beautiful. Loved the birdhouse and the fact a bird is actually using it!

  12. That blossom is amazing! Being Welsh I cheerfully wait for our daffodils each year. my favourite. thanks for linking up to #sharethejoy

  13. Your photos are wonderful and I love that little birdhouse with the license plate roof.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.