From the yard .. and near by

Just a few photos of some visitors to the bird feeder, and from around the house .. and around the county .. for a beautiful Easter weekend.  Enjoy!

Misty morning ..

What does the day hold?


Mourning Dove, Red-winged Blackbird

Robin Redbreast

Rufous-sided Towhee

Look at his bright red eye!

Rufous & Friends

Just look at that gorgeous Dandelion back there...

Gimme more sun...

Look at me now!

Redbud - one of the first colors of spring. Each bloom looks like a Ladyslipper. (Check out the pink snow in the background.)

Redbud beginning to leaf

Beautiful Lady!

Mystery Bush - first come these golden-tipped pods (a bit soggy from the rain), blown away in the wind leaving the tree with white tips, and finally a very short-lived flower.

Muscari, or Grape Hyacinth (a member of the lily family)

Lenten Rose

She's a shy bloomer, but here is her face.

The spring condo has been completed.

Who can resist these smiling faces?

Love the dark sky when a storm has passed and the green-ing trees and rosebuds are a brilliant contrast .. and then the sun fades at the same moment you press the button ..

The mountain floats above the morning clouds.

What has spring looked like in your part of the world?

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S.  Santa will be at the store again every weekend starting tomorrow, April 7th – from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  On Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny will be hopping by between 11 am and 5 pm (the store is open 11 to 6 this Sunday).

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