Monday, March 8, 2010

How lucky we are!


My goodness how lucky we are to have such a terrific winter. Spring is already all around us. I even spruced up the front porch with some new cushion covers and a pot of hyacinths and daffodils. It is a wonderful place to sit and soak up the sun while I am knitting.
Of course with the great weather we took our usual walk down at the wildlife refuge. We didn't have to go far before we came across some beautiful creatures. First pic is of a Great Blue Heron. Sitting so still just soaking up the sun. A little further down the trail we came across....... this little Downy Woodpecker. He was going up and down the tree poking holes wherever he went.

To our delight once again, the Great Horned Owls have returned. We were thrilled to see them. Last year they had two babies and we are hoping that they will have young again this year. Our next little critter was a complete surprise. He is a little hard to see but you can make out his head. It is a Beaver just about to dive under the water. Hubby just managed to snap the pic before he disappeared. We could not believe how lucky we were to see so many little creatures in just a short amount of time.

There is just one more little critter that desperately wanted to show himself. Unfortunately he couldn't find his other shoe...or his pants! He is hoping that in a day or two they will show up and he can come on by and say hello!

See you soon!

9 comments:

Sue said...

Gorgeous shot of the heron. What lovely birds.

Can't wait to see your little friend.

Terri Fisher said...

What awesome photos! They really make me want to visit out your way...and so does the weather! Can't wait to see your new addition!

jojo-caramel said...

Your photos are beautiful! Even without his pants, your little elephant looks already delightful! We still do have a cold and windy weather...

annemarie said...

What beautiful pictures - you truly live in paradise!! Love the little elephant's cute shoes - hope he finds his other one! Here's hoping you have a great "springy" week.

hetty said...

Your front porch looks so inviting! Thanks for the great nature shots! I love your husband's photography! Can't wait to see your little friend once he has his clothes on.

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely pics, the Spring sunshine is just delightful. Your little critter looks v.cute.
twiggy x

Louise said...

We've been having lovely weather over the past few weeks too. Isn't it lovely to see the sunshine casting those shadows. Your patio looks like a great place to hang out. You must have a good zoom on your camera to get those close-up shots. I really love owls, and would have been totally awestruck to have seen it. I wonder where your critter friend has left his pants! x

Esther said...

How lucky you are with all the beautiful birds you have seen, I am such an avid birdwatcher and Leah is follwoing in my footsteps. She loves to feed them in the garden. I actuallyg o9t around to putting some primroses in the garden last weekend and have bought some banana bell pepper seeds for my Dad to start off in his greenhouse so that Leah and I can nurture them in the garden later in the year.

periwinkle said...

gorgeous pics but the heron - wow