Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busy Spring Time

Wildflower Photo by Ken W. Hall

As you can tell by my lack of posts things are hopping in the valley as everyone prepares for the return of our summer residents and visitors.

I have been working at the Diamond J Guest Ranch the past few days. The weather this year is more like summer and everything is so beautiful. The pond photo was taken at the ranch.

We had a heavy shower this week. The photo of the dirt road was taken that evening on my way home from the ranch.

Ken went exploring and came back with another beautiful flower image. So, Memorial Day he escorted me to this new found piece of heaven.

The expansive view is a photo I took from the place we stopped for a picnic lunch on the ground. The view from there was spectacular. Wild flowers are opening up all over the hills.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spring in Bloom

Photo by Ken W. Hall, Light from Within

Photo by Ken W. Hall, Red Geranium

Photo by Ken W. Hall, Rebirth

Photo by Ken W. Hall, Dandelion

Photo by Ken W. Hall, Angel Wings

The past couple of days the temperatures have been in the eighties which is record breaking highs for this time of year. The result is an explosion of new green leaves and beautful flowers.

Ken got a little carried away this morning when he went outside to capture a photo of our first yellow tulip opening up to the world.

Here are some of the results.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Feathered Friends

Photos by Ken W. Hall

Ken just sent me these photos he captured of some of our feathered friends.

They are so awesome to behold and some can be quite vocal.

I returned home last night after being gone for three weeks. Ken said we had lots of rain and snow during the time I was gone.

Spring is bursting out all over. The bush in the front yard has small leaves emerging and there are tiny purple flowers blooming in the yard. The grass is turning green and the mountains received more new fallen snow last night.

Enjoying tea this morning and watching the flock of birds dining at my feeders I whispered a prayer of thanksgiving for my gentle life in this valley and my wonderful animal friends.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Migrating Birds

I love the springtime when the birds begin to return to the valley. It is like greeting old friends.

This year we were surprised by a new fellow called a Cassins Fench. He has the most amazing red head dress.

We checked them out in our trusty bird book and discovered they only appear briefly in the valley before heading up to the higher elevations.

We feel blessed to have them as guests even if it was for just a short time. With all the snow we have been getting lately our bird feeders are constantly full.