Captured Moments – First photos of 2018

Good morning

So far 2018 has been busier than I expected.  No camera time.  I happened to be home one day and looked out the kitchen window to see a cardinal.  He was feasting on the dried sunflower head that I had left on a table on our porch.  The photos were taken through my kitchen window.  They are a little blurry and I know I need to clean the windows again. Sigh.

He was so bright and colorful, he made me smile, even when he was giving me his angry face. 🙂

He wasn’t happy being watched and flew to the railing

Then he turned around to let me know what he really thought.


Grumpy bird! 😉


 

 

 

 

 

Spring color and relaxing walks

The nights are still cool but the days are getting warmer.  Flowers are starting to bloom in earnest and with the wonderful rain we have had in recent months, the Redbud trees are looking especially cheerful this year.  Below are some photos from walks around the area this week.

Redbud Blossoms

16x9 redbud edit

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The first of many bluebonnets in our yard.

Trouble Bluebonnet

I am in love with the Redbud trees.  If they were fragrant they would be perfect.

Redbud edited drop bloom

Seed pod left over from last summer. Not sure what the plant is.

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One trail we found had this old Toyota truck tucked away in a clearing.  It looks like it has been there a while.

 

Old Toyoyta grill and emblem

old Toyota truck grill close up