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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Some New Bird Visitors


We've had some new & different birds visiting the feeder this year.


 This rose-breasted Grosbeak visited my feeders this year.

 This striking red-headed woodpecker has not been seen on our farm
 the entire time we've been here, 19 years.
What a surprise. 
I hope he sticks around.


We have lots of white-breasted nuthatches, but this is the first time I've spotted this cutie.
A red-rested nuthatch!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Early spring Hiking



Eldest granddaughter is on Spring break, 
so we visited Shades State Park for some early Spring hiking.

 Ok here we go!

 Whoa!  Lots of steps!

And a few ladders!

Exploring.

Walking the streambed.

We've got the whole park to ourselves.

We found a double waterfall.

Good rugged fun!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Spring Snowstorm

 Rain turning to snow makes a full creek flowing through the snowy woods.

Sunrise after the storm

 Fortifying for the cold

Under the snow umbrella

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Spring Wildflowers

After the snow melted, 
the wildflowers started popping up.

 One of the first to appear are the harbingers of spring, tiny flowers that grow low to the ground.

The next day, I saw these hepatica or liverwort.
Spring has sprung!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Sounds of Spring

The spring peepers, a type of tiny frog,
 have emerged from their winter slumber and are looking for mates.
Such loud sounds from such little creatures.