Do you wonder what birds are thinking? This turkey vulture was not going to move just because I was walking under her tree. Maybe she wanted to remind me that I had never posted a photo of a turkey vulture on my website. I wonder if this one is a juvenile since the head is still covered with feathers instead of being bright red.
The cherries are starting to weep pink tears! In a few days they will be ready to take on the bees!
In honor of National Women’s Month I would like to share my next door neighbor’s solution to carrying wood. She’s not concerned about getting 10,000 steps in per day!
Where else would a bee be but at Tudor Place, DC where spring comes early in February? I had no idea! My mouth fell open at the sight! It was definitely a banner year for this early bloomer. The fortunate tree and the gleeful bees took advantage of a shocking break from winter as temperatures hit the 80s. We stood there amazed, in a late February snowfall of pink petals.
Sycamore balls look so solid and dark but if you squeeze them, they break apart to reveal a golden-brown, furry inside. Each individual seed has it’s own ‘feathers’, almost like a dandelion!
These small but powerful maple blossoms want to welcome you to allergy season! Yes, it’s still only February!
In this case, Fuzzy Wuzzy was a magnolia bud! Spring must be coming soon! But now that I take the time to recall the complete nursery rhyme, I guess it isn’t appropriate… “Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear! Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair! So Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?” Oh dear… Back to the drawing board…
Sycamores are full of balls, waiting for a curious bird to break them apart and a warm wind to carry their seeds to new homes. So many balls! You would think the world would be covered with sycamore trees by now!
Lichen may be my favorite winter green. It is an important nest material to humming birds. They cover the outside of their tiny nests with it. Exquisite camouflage!
As I stared at the sweet gum ball, trying to figure out how to draw it, I could suddenly hear dozens of screaming baby birds! All those mouths would be a mother bird’s nightmare!