How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
~ Emily Dickinson
Just a few photos taken over the past month. I hope you enjoy them.
These lovely sprigs of coral coloured flowers are growing wild in the field near Frank's place. We see them every spring but neither of us know what they are. If any of you know what they are, I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me. Thank you to Gayle, Teri and Photowannabe for all identifying this lovely plant as Flowering quince or Japonica. Ain't the blogging community great? :)
This little cutie takes a break from munching and a offers an endearing pose for the camera.
New leaves-to-be. I snapped so many photos of freshly-emerged leaves. I just couldn't seem to get enough of them.
These little blossoms looked so perfect just basking in the warmth of the sun.
And then they shared the sunlight with a colourful friend in transit.
While walking, one morning, I happened upon what I thought was two squirrels which I had presumed to be young siblings, play-fighting and chasing each other up over branches and around the tree trunk. It finally occurred to me that it was actually one young squirrel and its mother. The little one wanted to nurse and the mom had probably had enough of her little one for a short while. Junior won though - as you can see in this image. Nom, nom.
There's not to much to see here. I just liked the way the sunshine warmed the rich colours of this young tree.
On a day trip that we took a few weeks ago, Frank and I stopped at a lake just to have a look around. We glanced up and realized that we were looking at a platform which was constructed for an Osprey's nest. Just as that dawned on us, we saw the mama circling her nest. Cool birds, aren't they?
This little goldfinch looked so pretty sitting amid the blossoms.
And if you want to get a closer look at those blooms, I'm happy to oblige.
Just as a note, this was my 600th post. I should have another one for you in a few days.