Friday, May 1, 2015

A Second Look--May 1, 2015

I am ready for a posting break after the A-Z Challenge, but there's just too much going on outside to not share some of it. Thus, a Second Look today.

Here are some things I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

The dogwood have been coming out recently. They among the last to bloom of the spring trees and my favorite.

We have both white and pink dogwood trees.

I first noticed this redbud tree a few years ago. I usually think of it dotting the hillsides where I grew up.

Remember the wooly bear caterpillars from last fall? Here is a recently hatched white tiger moth from one of them.

Weathered sweet gum ball

I turned around one day and the bleeding hears were blooming. The last time I looked, the leaves were just coming up. Surprises like that are one of the things that makes spring so fun.

It's calving season and it's been fun to watch the babies. This brave one has strayed a little way from its mother.

Speaking of little ones, the birds are preparing for some of their own. We have three different kinds of nests being built in the nest boxes. This is the third one for the sparrows. I keep removing their nest, so the bluebirds have a chance. I may leave this one since the bluebirds are working on a nest in another spot.

Blue jay and daffodils