Thursday, April 24, 2008

April 25th is Arbor Day!!

"For the forest to be green, each tree must be green!" ~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Concerned about the environment? Plant a tree today! And start TM as soon as possible. For a teacher near you: http://www.tm.org/


Photo credit: Natalie Neal Whitefield

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The blue birds are back!

 


This morning the pine trees are crowned with male mountain bluebirds, each confident that he is the bluest and fairest of them all. The lady bluebirds keep a lower profile, clustering in shy groups, looking every bit like coy schoolgirls in soft blue-brown gowns. 







Photo credit: Image of a male mountain bluebird is by courtesy of the Montana Natural Resources Information System

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sunday visitors...

I have had the pleasure of entertaining guests today.

Swinging from the branches of a holly tree, the Cedar Waxwings play

Like naughty well-dressed children released from church.


Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) perched in the branches of a weeping holly tree. Photo was taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 by Ken Thomas who has graciously provided this beautiful image to the public domain. Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ken_Thomas
Photographer's personal website: http://kenthomas.us/

Thank you, Ken. You are a gifted photographer and a generous person.