March 21, 2009

First day of Spring

This certainly is a sign of spring! The turkey vultures have arrived, and this one was warming itself in the sun this morning. We also had a visit from the very red cardinal at the bird feeding station and his less-flashy relative, the pyrrhuloxia. The only bird still lacking to make spring's arrival complete is the oriole. But one has been sighted in the neighborhood recently so I will hang out my new oriole feeder today.

We celebrated the arrival of Spring with a short, leisurely hike with our friends, David and Barbara. They have been busy during their Spring Break with the construction of the foundation for their new strawbale house next "door". This was their re-energizer to make it through the rest of the school year.

And talking about Spring, we found some Indian Paintbrush already in bloom.

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