Flying Squirrel (April 26, 2009)
This Flying Squirrel was clinging to the brick foundation of our house one morning. Perhaps he was chilly. We have had these squirrels in our attic before. I hope he wasn't thinking about residing there because they tend to be very noisy at night.
Large Flowered Trillium (April 26, 2009)
That same day, I made my annual walk up to a hard-to-get-to cove that has trillium covering the slopes. I think I will call it Trillium Cove because it is the only place that trillium grows on our land.
Wood Thrush (April 29, 2009)
On another early morning, this Wood Thrush was sitting on our deck. I had time to get the camera and get this shot. I was a little worried she was sick. Then, another wood thrush called from nearby tree and the bird left to join him in the woods. Guess she was ok, perhaps a little chilly.
The songs of the wood thrush are enchanting in the spring--so melodius. I feel privledged to live in the woods where they come back every year. They will start making their nests soon.
The hot weather last week brought all the leaves out. The dogwoods have been as full and beautiful as I have ever seen them, same with the redbud trees. But, alas, I didn't get a good photo of them. Spring happens so fast in Appalachia. If you don't take advantage of every opportunity to take a picture, it passes by.