Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Walk In The Park

Here are a few mementos from March 20 that I've been looking at often the last few days. They remind me that the recent return to wintry temperatures is nothing more than a dip in the road as the year moves inexorably towards summer.

An old friend, not seen since November 13.

A new friend, never seen before in all my years in Ohio.
(Do you recognize her? I think she's an Eastern Towhee.)

A male Downy Woodpecker - another old friend who won't loan me money.

A female Downy Woodpecker on the opposite side of the same tree.
(Both 'peckers snobbily ignored the lowly tree rat in the background.)

The first daffodils I've seen all year.
These were in an area that gets very little sun.
Go figure.

Not daffodils - but almost right across from them.
(Despite their proximity, they failed to fool me.)

Day of the Living Crocus!
(Somehow I managed to escape their clutches.)

1 comment:

  1. Six weeks from now, I should have daffodils and crocuses in my yard.
    The snow is still thigh-deep on top of my garden, but that's because I push the driveway snow there. As I type this, I can look north toward south-facing yards that are mostly snow free.
    I'm always surprised at the variety of bird varieties that won't fly this far north. Like your easter towhead. If they come near here I've never heard of it.