Dormant lawns turned green. New leafs take over the tree branches. Birds chirp and make calls ...
Spring has arrived.
We have had a pretty normal spring.
There are many water fowls in the the area's ponds and creeks - Egrets are most eye catching. Ducks are the second - due to their numbers and the adorable ducklings. Yesterday evening we walked around the pond behind Davis library, and we saw a line of tiny ducklings swimming in the pond very close to the shore, a mommy duck was on shore. One by one the ducklings walked to their mom and surrounded her in the twilight.
Being normal in N Texas Spring means rapid changing weather, thunder storms, Hails and Tornadoes. We had severe weather a few weeks ago, and hails rained down, making loud noise upon hitting roofs and windows.
Change of colors of trees, grasses and plants in Spring might be the most mundane happening in the nature. It brings hope and expectation, uplifts my spirit. It is amazing to me.
|An egret at Russell Creek|
|Oak Point Prairie|
Duck family at Dusk at the pond behind Davis Library
|Hails rained down in my backyard|
|Hails in my backyard were not too big to cause severe damage|
Hails in my backyard
|A heavily trimmed tree in my front yard|
|full of life|
|right after "hair cut"|