Monthly Archives: April 2017

Beginning to see the leaf

Although they look more like pink flowers, I think these fleshy lobes along the stem may be the emerging leaves — perhaps those of a Black cherry tree (Prunus serotina).

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Eastern freebie

Blending in with the smooth gray tree trunks & charcoal shadows, this little Eastern phoebe was still noticeable as it groomed, preened, and perch-posed — a nice complimentary performance.

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Creature from the White Cocoon

Armored in green spikes, these catkins certainly look more menacing than the cottony centers from whence they came. Though pine-like in appearance, I think they’re on some type of willow tree.

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Gold standard of Spring

Bright as a marshmallow peep, this male goldfinch was like a shiny ornament tucked into the pine branches.

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