Oh happy day!

It may be winter by the calendar, but spring is here and summer is on the way. That’s according to the thermometer and the apparel I see in the park. I wore a light jacket this morning but had to take it off and sling it over the strap of my camera bag long before I finished my walk. The windows are open and the house is airing out, but I’m still expecting the other shoe to drop…in the form of a snow storm. That would be much more typical weather for spring in Ohio, but I’m loving this atypical early spring. Talk about March going out like a lamb. It looks very much as if it will. In the park, the birds are chirping and the tree frogs are making a racket in the bog. It’s unbelievable! Here are a few birds that I saw this morning:

A handsome, but shy, chickadee

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A cardinal willing to pose. After stuffing his beak with peanuts, he walked to the edge of the stump and stared at me and my camera…

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And a titmouse that refused to hold still. He dashed in, grabbed peanuts, and zoomed away before I could quite click the shutter…You can tell by the little bit of motion blur.

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That’s the scene on the south shore of Lake Erie today. The prediction for the week ahead is more of the same kind of weather…a happy day for a photo walker! Thanks for stopping by!

~Carolyn aka Skip (the happy photo walker)

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