spring things


It's been an unexpected beautifully sunny day today.  Before picking my son up at school, I took a walk around the back yard and looked at spring things while they had sun on them, as I'm pretty sure it's going to rain all weekend.  This Western Tanager appeared this morning, a flash of yellow flying by my window.  I've never seen one here before.  It keeps reappearing, but I haven't been able to get a better picture than this one I took through a window.  Isn't he beautiful?  Made my day.

Constant soccer ball kicking by the neighbor boys against the fence has produced this gateway to the their back yard.  We don't really mind and think we're just going to leave it open because the kids love going back and forth between yards.
by mlekoshi