07 Apr 7 on 7 Marching Right Along
I searched high and low for signs of Spring, seeing as how it was the first day of Spring and all. But I gave up tramping through the dirt and instead, took a photo of the sun peeking around the corner on one of my favourite dirt roads. Good enough! Helloooo sunshine!
Of course, there’s still Backyard Bob who is, for sure, a sign of Spring.
Turns out though, that Bob is probably a Barbara. Further turns out that she is living under our deck, and possibly has made her way under our summer room.
Turns out, she has to go.
I don’t mind Barbara-Bob at all, as long as she stays in the far corners of the yard. I didn’t invite her to move in and I sure as shit didn’t invite her to start shovelling all the dirt out from under my 140 year old house. I need that dirt. It’s holding up my damn house.
Barbara-Bob’s days are numbered.
Unless she has babies. Then I’m screwed. I can’t relocate a mama without her babies and it will be months before the babies venture our of their (MY!) house.
I am so screwed.
In other news (because the Barbara-Bob situation stresses me out) I’ve been patiently filling the bird feeders, making new feathered friends, and trying to coax the cardinals into my yard. I hear them singing, but hell if they aren’t suspicious of the new lady on the block (me, if that’s unclear) and fly tauntingly over my house.
Until last week.
Eeeeeeeeee!!! CARDINALS IN MY YARD!!!
It’s the little things, y’know. Doesn’t take much to make me happy.
A long lens and a clean window and I’m occupied for hours.
My girl came home and brought me some belated birthday tulips.
And in the midst of all of this Spring activity, of course Winter came back.
But it brought some unexpected beauty
Ahhh Spring, you sure are full of surprises.
Kristina is up next with her seven photos from March. Go pay her a visit and enjoy!
See you next month.
TaraPosted at 11:25h, 07 April
gah, that cardinal has such personality! good luck with Barbara-Bob… :D
janicePosted at 14:31h, 07 April
Doesn’t he though? I have a few more of him on that fence, each pose sillier than the last. What a character!
KrisPosted at 11:39h, 07 April
Ack Barbara-Bob! I love all your birds. And your critters. Happy Spring!!
janicePosted at 14:32h, 07 April
Happy Spring, Kris! It’s snowing here LOL
KristinaPosted at 16:30h, 07 April
Your post had me laughing. I hope Barbara-Bob packs her bags on her own, but sounds like she’s got a pretty sweet spot under your deck. And love the tulips shot. One of my favorite flowers. :)
janicePosted at 20:16h, 09 April
Barbara-Bob is living the good life!!!
kim thompson steelPosted at 17:53h, 07 April
These are GORGEOUS! And you make me howl with laughter! What long lens do you have? I’ve been thinking of investing in one….
janicePosted at 20:29h, 09 April
Santa brought me a 70-300 L series lens a few years back and I LOVE it. I keep it on the 60D so the crop makes me feel like it’s longer ;) I wasn’t impressed much with it on my full frame so the 24-70 lives on that one. I ADORE that lens.
I’d love to play around with a 600mm or even a 400 but I think it would spoil me.
This lens is pretty amazing though, if you’re looking!