Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Early Spring Potpourri 2016

Look at this plump, fluffy and curious robin! We spied him at Robert's Bird Sanctuary by Lake Harriet.

There is Cedar Apple Rust growing on a Cedar tree along the Minnehaha trail. Weird!

We admired a tree smothered and covered with shrooms at Interstate Park in Wisconsin.

We caught a baby painted turtle at Wood Lake. And inspected his good side.

And lookie here. We also found a baby snapper. We left him be.

A spring rainbow at Wood lake. 

Subtle color also delighted at Wood Lake.

White flowers poked through the crumbly leaves at Interstate Park.

We saw a peek of purple there too.

There's a Rookery at Interstate Park. Soon, the wild squawks of baby blue Herons will be a disturbance of the peace. 

I profiled a great beauty at Robert's Bird Sanctuary.

Two turtle time at Wood lake.

There's green sprouts about at Robert's.

Do you know what bird these feathers belong too? Leave me a comment if you do. We found an avian crime scene among the trees at Robert's, and I couldn't resist collecting a few beautiful yellow feathers.

I heart feathers.

And do you know what else I love? My cats. Help me solve The Crime of the Cat Food over at The Chorus of the Crows

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Marie C said...

Such interesting different nature photos! That cedar rust, for instance! Love all the images!

Margaret Adamson said...

love all your images Sharon but I do not have an idea about the feathers

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful mixed bag -- I actually had to minimize this and go to Google to find out where you were -- still in Minnesota I see -- it looks so beautiful and springlike and almost Florida-y.

DJan said...

Your pictures, always wonderful, take on an incredible tone of bliss for me today. Ahhhh.... :-)

Neil said...

A beautiful place to visit.

Stephanie said...

Looks like a great place to visit. Love the yellow feathers!

lisasdream said...

Gorgeous Photos - no idea what the feathers are but they sure are pretty :) Love walking and exploring and early spring is stunning!

E said...

What a visit! The turtle photo is stunning, thank you for sharing.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That Robin is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon, you commented several times on my blog lately,
and wow, these images are stunning!
Would love for you to link to SEASONS, the meme/challenge started 2 months ago. The post is "SEASONS- Whats Up in May"
The photo link is open Sunday - Wednesday till 7pm, Pacific time.
So, there is still time today - it's noon now. Hope to see you there!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh goodness,, I love all these photos. That fluffy robin, and the baby turtle,, so sweet!

Jan Robinson said...

You are a talented photographer and I love all of these shots. I'm seeing some of this wildlife for the first time. Lovely heron, we have them in Australia but I've never seen one like this before. The muted tones of the lake are perfect.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a variety of things to see! And it looks like the weather was good, too.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for being a part of SEASONS with your beautiful post. Have never seen a painted turtle! And I probably couldn't have resisted the yellow feathers either! Hope to 'se"e you back between Sunday and Wed. when SEASONS link is open. Have a happy one!

Caren Gittleman said...

your photos are glorious! That Robin looks like he should be in a Disney movie he is so cute! That moth looks like a piece of art! catchatwithcarenandcody

CountryMouse said...

That looks like a great place to explore. The baby painted turtle is so cute and colourful. What a pretty rainbow.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of images ~ they are all great!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

NC Sue said...

I love the photo of the robin - he's so cute!
I'd love you to share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! I love all the birds and the baby turtle is adorable.

Molly said...

That is quite a collection of feathers. I wonder what bird left that behind


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Sharon! What a wonderful place to view the wildlife. The turtles are cute and I love the chubby robin. Beautiful rainbow! I will take a guess at the feathers and say it is a Northern Flicker Yellow shafted. Great photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Blogger Jedidja said...

Sharon I love all your photos but the robin is so cute and makes me smile! I love the Rainbow.

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Beautiful photos. Love the robin photo. Gorgeous feathers...guessing could be yellow shafted Northern Flicker?

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Lisa Kerner said...

That cedar rust is really pretty, although I suppose it is some sort of fungus on the tree. I for the life of me cannot get a good picture of the turkeys around our house. Unless of course I want to take a photo of my son and they photobomb us... yes that happened :-)

Fabulous post Sharon.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

Anni said...

I'm sure it's of the flicker family...yellow? That's my guess and I'm sticking to it.

What an incredible post!! From the robin to the rainbow and all in between. Fabulous Sharon.

Thanks so much for sharing this with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

Kristiina said...

Nature is so beautiful it's hard to deside what to photograph next.

R. Täysin arkista

Pat Tillett said...

One gorgeous photo after another. Great post Sharon!