Kathy from Postcards from the P.P. has posted May's Photo Scavenger Hunt List:
a red door
a cartoon character
an emergency vehicle
a street light
a sign of the zodiac
an interesting local building
a portrait in black and white
Looks like challenging fun!
Today was quite pleasant so I took myself off for a walk to see Harzel, who seems to enjoy continuing his meandering ways into May.
On the way I spotted a female Northern Flicker (without the red moustache) and was able to take a few photos of a front image. Some of those dark patches are more heart-shaped :)
I noticed that the tide was out which always entices folks to have a long walk on the sand.
On my way home I spotted a huge crawling ant nest. Although it was fascinating to look at, I didn't want to stare at it too long otherwise I'd start getting itchy!
This very cool spring (some say the coolest in 75 years) has its advantages. My daffodils in the back are still in bud, and many daffodils are still blooming throughout the area. Here's a patch in a garden close by:
In the afternoon I went for another walk, this time around the neighbourhood looking at all the spring flowering trees and plants.
At home, I read for awhile on the deck; I just love being surrounded by the beautiful white cherry blossom. The green leaves are just starting to poke through.
I refilled the birdbath and before long a robin came for a drink. Quite often a robin will have a bath and then nip into the rhodo to have a good shake. It peeks out at me, but it seems to think it's hidden. When I disappear, it comes out again. I noticed it 'hiding' while I was filling the birdbath today. As soon as the robin was finished, the yellow-rumped warbler quenched its thirst...
...with just a little bit of its yellow rump peeking out!
A very relaxing day to start the month of May!