Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Foto Friends - March 24, 2017


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.


There was no other sign of death...just these random tufts of soft fur.

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!

9 comments:

handmade by amalia said...

Loved the story of the rabbit family.
Amalia
xo

Mamaw's Place said...

What beautiful pics of the sky! I love cloud pictures.

Mildred said...

Your sky pictures are very pretty. We are happy to have our taxes done and out of the way. I hope you and your family will enjoy a nice weekend.

Mary Hutchins said...

Spring is here!! Loved your view from the west, that sky is awesome.

Rita said...

Up here I am hearing the geese passing through. They follow the river. I always know when it is spring or fall by the geese travels. :)

bettyl-NZ said...

There are so many different things that springs brings with her and they are everywhere--in the sky, underground. You have such diverse signs of fabulous spring! Love that sky a lot.

doodles n daydreams said...

Lovely spring photos even if it still looks a bit in places. Enjoy your week.

Diana

Jedidja said...

Thanks for what you are telling about the animals. I love the skies in your photos

Debbie Huffaker said...

Sweet story about the bunnies.Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your pretty fotos. HOPE you're having a great weekend.