For reals this time

It happens nearly every year. We get some really nice warm springish weather back in early April, and we think “maybe spring will come early this year?” It never does though. Just like this year, we all of the sudden find ourselves scrambling to cover stuff we knew better than to plant so early. The temperature plummets back in the low thrities and high twenties, and we sulk about it because we got fooled again. But not this guy. When the Indigo Buntings show up, you know that spring has truly arrived. And a couple days ago, look who was out under the feeders.indigo buntingAbout darned time I say….

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9 Responses to For reals this time

  1. annbb says:

    Such beautiful birds! We had 1 at our feeder last year. I felt so very honored.

  2. Kate says:

    Oh blessed spring ~ finally it arrives for you. I am glad.

  3. Donalyn says:

    I know Ann – they don’t usually stick around for long because they nest in the woods, but we get them for a few weeks anyway.

    I try not to be jealous Kate, but it doesn’t seem fair that just driving a few hours makes spring come so much earlier ;)

  4. Flea says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL bird!!!

  5. I have bunting envy!

  6. Trisha says:

    Wow – that is one nice looking bird! I wish we had something like that here!

  7. Donalyn says:

    Flea – and the photo doesn’t even do him justice!

    MPM – you only have to envy me for a few days and he will be gone till next spring.

    Thanks Trisha – you have some beauties down there that we don’t get though :)

  8. Janis says:

    Oh wow, he’s gorgeous! He rivals my favorite, the Cardinal. I have a new screen saver for the day. :D Thanks D.

  9. CM says:

    I am indigo with envy he was at your feeder!!!

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