Today I'm joining Deb for Friday Foto Friends. Come join us and share your photos!
I took only a few photos this past week. Homeschooling, doing taxes, cat sitting for my sister, and being out-and-about doing errands took a lot of my time. Not much time to spend just being outdoors casually exploring and enjoying nature.
Yet, earlier in the week, on the first official day of Spring, as I got out of the car in the driveway from bringing Olivia home from gymnastics, this was my view to the west:
and the northwest:
It's still kind of bleak out there with the tan grass and leaf-less trees. Yet, the sky and clouds were pretty to look at - filled with clouds in one area and almost cloudless just a short distance away.
When we were driving home, there was an unusual cloud formation. There was a layer of clouds (horizontal) and one vertical cloud extending what would probably be thousands of feet up in the air. It wasn't a contrail. It was a cloud. It was just so narrow and cylindrical in shape. I should have taken a photo of it.
The other thing I noticed was tufts of fur in the garden. This was soft, downy fur - like that of a rabbit.
One year we had a litter of rabbits nestled in the middle of a flower garden. The mother buries - essentially - the bunnies and goes out during the day. She returns periodically to check on the bunnies and feed them. Then she'll cover the nest up again - effectively hiding them from predators.
Wonder if she was thinking about using this garden as a place to raise a family...or perhaps just moving through the area.
So many activity is happening outdoors with nature this week: the sandhill cranes have returned and heard the red-winged blackbirds at the pond (pictured above). Lots of birds are singing...including birds that are returning from their winter (southern) homes.
Spring is definitely here!