more blooming moments

Early spring in East Tennessee offers an interesting variety of colors in flora and fauna – there were six spectacular blue jays around the bird feeder on Saturday morning, and who flew in but a Red-bellied woodpecker – as brilliantly-colored as the painted illustration in this web link!  He was really sporting his Tennessee orange.  Sadly, I didn’t have the camera with me, but I hope to capture some pics if I see him again.  I also enjoy evening visits from three pairs of doves, along with several cardinals and the usual assortment of songbirds.  They are emptying the bird feeder about every 30 hours right now!

Here are just a few more blooming pictures I couldn’t resist – if you can identify them, please comment for me.  I’m hopeful that I might see a tulip or two – a few leaves have poked up through the earth, but no sight of a bloom yet.

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We are amazingly close to the time of the Dogwood Arts Festival ~ can hardly wait!  NO MORE FROST, PLEASE.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

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