Sunday, March 29, 2009

QT and the Squirrel in the Bird Feeder

This little guy jumps from the chimney onto the bird feeder to get the good seed. No fear! Even when I go right up the window and shoot with the flash!
Meanwhile QT the cat watches with mild interest, almost growing bored with the squirrel's antics.
Beatiful red cardinal at nature's beauty spot.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Nearing the Beginning of Spring

Today is a heavy frost, but I can tell by the way the birds are chirping, the squirrels scampering and the bunnies hopping around that it's going to warm up today. Already some flower stems are peaking thru the soil. I reviewed March to May last year and am so looking forward to spring!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Great Blue Herons Nesting at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I'm so lucky to get to drive through a National Park a couple times a week. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is right on the edge of Akron, Cuyahoga Falls and just about 6 miles from the border of Hudson Ohio where I live.

This week is especially fun because the Great Blue Herons are very actively nesting. You know those giant birds. They look like a teradytal or dinosaur bird... huge wing span but very long legs.

The largest nesting area (in the world?!) is right on Bath Road in Akron at the 3rd most popular national park in the country. Majestic and bizarre, I learned these unusual birds mate, not for life, but for the season. So next spring they pick a new mate I guess!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

March 1st Feels Like SPRING IS HERE!

I know, I know. I'm just excited. Today feels like spring is in the air. I'm going to go out and take off the last remanents of Christmas decorations and blown twigs, maybe even finish raking some of those leaves that didn't get picked up when we got the early snow. Soon I'll be able to start working in my gardens.


Compare this to almost a year ago on the first day of spring when we still had some snow around.