I haven’t taken a walk through the woods in a long time. Every winter I tell myself I will get out every day. And I try. But this winter has been so cold, and the temptation to watch the birds out the window while holding a hot cup of coffee has been too much to resist. But yesterday I decided to venture out. It was a little windy, but over 30 degrees, so I figured it wouldn’t be too bad. Halfway through my walk, I had only seen one bird. An American Robin was eating berries just off the trail. I wasn’t able to get any good photos and she finally flew off. I was pretty resigned that I wouldn’t see much, but at least I was getting a little exercise.
I reached the field where the Indigo Buntings nest every summer. Suddenly, I saw a male Bluebird. The colors on this little bird are so bright that they are unmistakable, even from a distance. As I got closer, the male flew away, but I noticed that there were quite a few other Bluebirds around. I stepped a bit off the trail, into knee-high snow, and hid behind a tree for a few minutes. Finally, a female got close enough for me to take a few pictures.
I love these birds! They make my day every time I see them.
In the afternoon, my girls wanted to head to the Botanical Gardens. They like to visit the conservatory once in a while–feels like a little trip to Florida, but much cheaper! As I mentioned recently, I’m in serious flower withdrawal, so I was all for it. Here are a few pictures from the trip.
There’s a little pond in the conservatory with a few fish in it. Very big fish. I’ve never really taken a picture of the fish that I love, but I try every time I go. Yesterday, I snapped this photo:
I must say, I kind of like it. It’s not my usual photographic style, but I like how it looks like a painting. It’s fun to sometimes see a surprise from your camera.
It was a lovely Saturday. Can’t beat a day full of birds, flowers, and my family!