Today I'd like to share some of the reasons I like spring. Enjoy.
There are the flowers.
Iris at our gate.
I don't know what these are. They grow wild in the pasture.
Paintbrush. Most years we have a lot. Only a few this year. I think it was too dry.
Thistles are beginning to bloom. There are a lot of them in the pasture. I cut down the ones in the yard because they are real sticky. But the hummingbirds like them as do the butterflies.
Then there are the birds. The beautiful birds.
This little bird has her nest in the light fixture at the corner of the house. I've been watching and one day saw two tiny heads, their beaks wide open waiting for mama to feed them. Tried to get a picture, but they were scared and ducked down in the nest. The mama flies away every time I go outside. Haven't seen the babies today. They may have flown away too.
This little fly catcher has her nest on our electric meter, just under the roof of the house. She was taking food to it, but I haven't seen any babies yet. I'm watching closely to keep the cats in the house.
Robin in the mesquite tree.
The hummingbirds are back, but I haven't taken their pictures. They aren't coming to the feeders often, too many wildflowers for them. They like the thistles and also milkweed that we have lots of.
I hope you enjoyed this touch of spring.
Remember to smell the roses and listen to the birds singing.