Sunday, March 08, 2015

Signs of Spring 2015, and an Owl Pair are visiting

 These little jewels (above) have been visiting us, sporadically, choosing our evergreen tree.  They are not the least bit concerned with our presence.  One is larger than the other - we presume this is a male and female.  We have heard from neighbors that screech owls have been in this neighborhood for many years. 
These look like my tulips, planted in a sunny place.  It's somewhat early for spring here, but weather has been warm and balmy for the last 2 weeks.  We are in western Nebraska, at 4000 ft. elevation, so spring usually comes later than we would like. 

These are daffodils.  I was careful last year to NOT trim them back at all after flowering, as they were somewhat puny.  We'll see if that technique will improve them this year.. 

5 comments:

Jen said...

I am so hopeful for spring and SO READY for some green! We have been loving the warmer days around here and hope that they stick around.

Sherrill said...

My little hooties moved right into the house put there just for them. He has his head out the hole everyday and sometimes I catch them flying off at dusk!

Nann said...

Oh, how wonderful to see your owls! We have a Great Horned (or two) that we can hear early in the morning, but we've never seen it/them. But this afternoon when we went out for a walk we heard a cardinal singing -- and there he was, a bright red speck at the very top of an oak tree, against a cloudless blue sky. Still lots of snow on the ground here, but with temps in the 40's this week there will be a lot of melting.

Angie said...

Oh Elaine, I am seriously in love with your owls!! What a gift you have been given. :)

Tanya said...

How nice to have an owl family living in your tree. I seem to have a pigeon but I can' thatch a photo of her/him.