Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Blessings Of Spring

Let's take a look a some birds and maybe a flower or two.

Spring is always filled with excitement. Seeing the birds return to our area is definitely exciting.

This Franklin Gull was only one of a flock that were nearby. They have such distinct patterns.


Sometimes I get to see a bird that is not like the other. This pair of Canada Geese, seemed to be enjoying time together, but one is definitely much lighter than the other. It is without a doubt a Canada goose, as the markings are the same.


Now this kind of action always gets my camera going. I love capturing these action shots.


Sometimes, no, most of the time, getting pictures of images like flowers is a lot easier, because they don't fly away.
Early spring brings out the Prairie Crocus and they are so beautiful.


I love to look into the flower and take note of all the details.
Those hairy stems remind me of a warm coat. Perhaps that is because it is usually still quite chilly when these flowers are blooming.



Plunge into the blessings of spring…

the sprouting of trees and grass,

the sound of birds returning from their winter furlough,

the daffodils and tulips.

 

18 comments:

Sandi said...

Reminds me of Jonathon Livingstone Seagull...although, I am not sure that's a seagull.

Ginny Hartzler said...

the Prairie Crocus are every bit as beautiful as the cultivated ones, maybe even more. The Canada Goose is a kind I have never seen, and we have hundreds. Wonder if it is partly albino?

Aritha said...

I love to see your crocus. So nice.

happyone said...

Unusual to see the lighter coloring on the geese!
Wonderful shot of the Franklin Gull!!
Great geese action shot!

Marie Smith said...

I’ve never seen a Franklin gull. A beauty! Thank you for sharing.

Rose said...

The Prairie Crocus is so beautiful. I love your action shot of the goose taking flight.

William Kendall said...

Your third shot is my favourite.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

That seagull is really magnificent! I 've never seen one like him before. Really pretty. And I love your action shot of the goose. You have a great camera! The Prairie crocus is so special. Yes, it's nice of God to provide it with a warm jacket to keep it warm on the still chilly spring days. He thinks of everything!

Mary said...

Wonderful....love that action shot! Wish I had that skill with a camera.

Rose L said...

I have never seen a gull like that! Cool!

MadSnapper said...

your actions shots are always fantastic. now I wonder if geese can be albinos. this morning Beau and I saw a cute sight, a car stopped to let the mallard family waddle across the street we were walking on.

George said...

Thank you for so beautifully showing the blessings of Spring.

Karin said...

Absolutely lovely! Nice going on that walk with you - I wish!

Hootin Anni said...

Well, I still can't see my comment I left yesterday, so I'll add again. That white Canada Goose is leucistic. Wish I could have seen that for real!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! What beautiful photos of the birds and flowers. These are indeed the blessings of spring!

Debbie said...

awesome images today ruth and your header is gorgeous this month. i am so happy to be visiting!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful pasque flowers and photos of the geese in-flight Ruth! Have a beautiful Sunday!

E.liza"BETH" said...

can't believe May is almost over. such a great month. if i do so say myself. 23rd is my favorite. lol. u take care. and your last days of May. and looking forward to June. ( ;

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