Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sights of Spring

Spring! 
This is an exciting time of year. The world around me is coming to life again, after a long quiet and white winter.
One of the early signs of spring is the return of the birds.Raptors or birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles, are among the first to show up.

Looking up and seeing a Bald Eagle, even an immature, like this one, is always a treat.



The Canada Geese are some of the ones to return early. They are often back when most of the lakes and ponds are still frozen, so they have to land on the ice.


It doesn't take long for small puddles of water to thaw and give those reflections of the nearby trees.


Before the snow melts in the bushes the White-tailed Deer can often be seen foraging in the fields. 

As the temperatures warm up, many fields have large puddles of water on them.This water runs off fairly quickly so it is not a concern for the farmers.


In the previous shot you could see the water dropping into a small opening. I may not see those large,beautiful waterfalls, but I still enjoy even these small falls and the sound of the running water.


I started this post with an eagle and I will end it with a beautiful red-tailed Hawk, soaring in that blue sky.


Something to Think About:
Know who you are 
Accept who you are 
Be who you are

21 comments:

  1. The waterfall is gorgeous, and my favorite today!

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  2. Ruth, I share your excitement about signs of spring! It is always a pleasure to see the earth come alive again after a long and snowy winter.

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  3. Of course...Spring!! Who couldn't love and enjoy this season? Beautiful Ruth.

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  4. What a sweet little waterfall! So glad you are starting to enjoy spring dear Ruth. Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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  5. oh my, I do love that photos of the refelctions of the trees and my most favorite today is that tiny waterfall in the middle of all that water and trees and skies... sooo beautiful.....

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  6. stunning beauty all around you. Isn't it wonderful to see Spring open up with so much beauty....

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  7. Thank you for sharing these beautiful signs of Spring with us.

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  8. Nice! Interesting to see the icicles in the little waterfall.

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  9. Hi Ruth, I enjoyed all these photos. It is wonderful to see the power of Spring! As usual, it is hard for me to pick a favorite but if I must it is #5 ... what a beautiful scene! Thanks, as always, for sharing! Have a great day and rest of the week! John

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  10. Beautiful captures Ruth! And I like your advice at the end !

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  11. So nice seeing the signs of spring around you. Beautiful photos and a great closing thought!!

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  12. Beautiful signs of your spring, Ruth. I actually saw a robin the other day at my house even though I'm sure he can't get through feet of snow to the worms!

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  13. i had 7 favorites that changed 7 times...but overall, i think the waterfall was my favorite!! spring is upon you ruth with all it's beauty!!

    you sure did give me something to think about!!!

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  14. So happy you are seeing signs of spring. I love the birds, deer, waterfall and trees' reflection.

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  15. Love your thought and something to think about.
    Beautiful signs of Spring. You captured the signs so well.
    Today is going to be hot here...Suddenly Summer is trying to make it's self known...93F.

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  16. While you are rejoicing Spring we are looking forward to the quieter months of Autumn & Winter... and really hoping for some rain to come with it.

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  17. It is so wonderful to watch the world wake up after a long winter's rest! The animals are thrilled to be out and about again, so much joy to see! I love your capture of the little field waterfall... running water is a sure sign spring has returned here too! Have a blessed and wonderful week!

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  18. I will follow you as well, Ruth.

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