Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring is springing

We've had near 70° temps in the last week! The snow is all melted except for what were huge banks in groves and shaded areas, but they're shrinking fast. There are signs of spring appearing all over the place!

Remember the huge flocks of blackbirds I showed you last fall? They're back! Okay, I don't know if these are the same ones or not - probably not - but there sure were a lot of them on our lawn yesterday. And in the trees.

If you look closely below, you can see that most of them are redwing blackbirds.

In the full-size image, I could also see a few plain blackbirds and maybe a few starlings amongst them.

They made quite a black mass upon takeoff! A noisy one, also.

(No, that's not snow below them. It's milkweed seed puffs that have blown across the driveway.)

This shot below looks like some kind of weird painting, but with the wings spread, you can see lots of red throughout it.

I'm almost done with my sewing pattern test project. I'm not sure whether I'll be blogging it right away or if I'll wait until the pattern is ready to be released. But there will be pics on Instagram right away, if you're really anxious to see it. ;) Again, my ID is GRANDMA_G415. Now I'd better go finish it up.............


annie dee said...

That's a lotta birds!! Will go look at Instagram now.

Grandma G said...

You looked too soon! (I didn't like my photos, so I retook them. Sorry.) They're posted on IG now, though. I will post the pattern review when the pattern is ready for purchase. Hopefully that won't be too long!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

So, now that the blackbirds are back, do you think Georges and the rest of the turkeys will be back too? :P

Grandma G said...

I'm sure they will, unfortunately. :(