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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Signs of Spring!

Ahhh.... Spring is truly arriving here in North Texas. I'll allow Mother Nature to share her show with you  - She speaks far more eloquently than I ever can!

White Throated Sparrow


Purple Wing Violas


Dark Eyed Junco McKinney, Texas
Dark Eyed Junco

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Fabulous Floral Fun? TODAY'S FLOWERS

31 comments:

Kerri said...

Beautiful images! You have to know that the birds make my heart sing :)
It's been Stumbled :)

pinkshamrockphoto said...

Beautiful images! Glad Spring is finding you too! While it wasn't evident here in SC yesterday (45° and rainy!), it's definitely here :)

texwisgirl said...

Love 'em! Happy Spring!

Amila Kanchana said...

Oh how lovely! Sure looks a treat!

ladyfi said...

What bliss - to see spring in these vibrant colours. Delicious shots!

mick said...

Nice photos of the birds and the flowers are beautiful.

Andrew said...

A lovely post. I think we all need to know summer is on it's way. Beautiful images.

joo said...

Lovely spring post - love birds and flowers:)

Adam Tilt said...

Brilliant photos John. Love the Sparrow. I will be following along.

Adam @ My Life Outside

Carletta said...

Excellent bird shots! Such lovely detail.
Love the colorful flowers too.
Happy Spring to you.

Carletta@Round The Bend

Frank said...

Cracking set of images to celebrate Spring. Well done John.

Beverly said...

Beautiful!!!

Míriam Luiza said...

Que belas imagens! As flores parecem me espiar através da tela do computador! Tenhos certeza que os pássaros olham para mim! Parabéns!

Sondra said...

Love the white throated and his song is one of my favorites!! Awesome Junco shot and the Violets are super.

Rambling Round said...

The pansies have faces almost as pleasant as those of the birds.

Gary said...

Beautiful shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful birds and flowers. Spring has indeed showed up at your place.

Julie G. said...

Absolutely glorious spring images! The bird photos are so very clear and crisp. Breathtaking viola colors makes for a most beautiful photograph. Fantastic work, as always!

Indrani said...

Very beautiful pics, brightens my mood. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful post. Came for the birds, love the violas too! Happy Spring.

Sandee said...

We've had a touch of spring here too. I'm so happy about that.

Great captures that just scream spring.

Have a terrific WW. :)

LucidLotus said...

Well, hello there happy little sparrow. You are so pretty:)

Springman said...

Sterling images there Mr. Mead. You are performing a tremendous service bringing hope to us snow bound residents of planet Earth!

Pat Ulrich said...

Beautiful shots, John -- the birds are lovely, but those incredibly colored flowers really stand out!

Beth F said...

Lovely, lovely series. And can I say I'm jealous? We're supposed to get snow in Pennsylvania today. So much for March going out like a lamb.

Jo said...

That second photo -- what a "Pow!" of color!!

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful set of images. Excellent!

dreamfalcon said...

If that Sparrow only had some purple beside the yellow on its head it would make a perfect match with the Violas! :-)

Carol said...

Gorgeous! Such delightful birds, but those flowers are just beautiful! Enjoyed your photo's, looking forward to some spring here :)

bailey-road.com said...

Such wonderful photos! I love Juncos, but I want them to leave here, as they're always associated with snow. :)

SLH said...

Lovely photos! I especially like the white-throated sparrow!!