The world is unfurling around the lake just in time for Mother's Day, even if today wasn't very pretty. But the hills are turning green and whether you look high or low, buds are reaching out to find the sun.
|The hills are alive with green|
|A Bracken Fern emerges|
The warm weather this week brought out the black flies in force. "Something Wild" did a story on the importance of black flies - you can listen to it here. It doesn't make them any more tolerable, but at least it shows that we live in a healthy environment, and without them we wouldn't have the cheery sound of warblers and thrushes singing in springtime.
I saw this pretty Common Yellowthroat hopping around the bushes along the shore of the lake this week.
|Common Yellowthroat (Geothylpis trichas)|
|A Yellow-rumped warbler reduces the count by one|
|First Oprey sighting of the year|
Only after I looked at the picture did I see that it was on a mission to avoid the eagles and find a safe spot to enjoy its breakfast after a successful morning fishing excursion.
|Breakfast via air mail|
As larger species are putting out leaves, the smaller flowering trees continue to regale us with their spring display.
|Hobblebush viburnum keeping things pretty|