Spring in Full Swing

Finally, spring has sprung in Virginia.  The rains have been plentiful, the buds are bursting into blooms and the green is getting brighter every day.

River Bend Park in Great Falls, Virginia

The Potomac River spilling over its banks.

The boat ramp under spring rains.

Dogwood entwining a neighbor.

Dogwood and gazing ball.

Beautiful form, no embellishments.

Take a deep breath and smell the lilac.

My namesake, the bleeding heart.

Splendor in the grass.

The blooms precede the fruit.

Pink dogwoods, the fave of G-Momma.

While we are talking about new beginnings, let me update you on the eagles’ nests.  The Decorah, Iowa eagles continue to be exemplary parents.  Their three eaglets are thriving, despite the snowfall they had again yesterday.  Also, the feathers of the babies are turning darker.  It is a wonder to watch this family and cheer for them every day.

Not such good news about the eagles in the Maine aerie.  They have a much more dysfunctional history.  Now it appears that they have abandoned the nest.  Chat on the website mentioned the possibility of another eagle invading the nest the other day and eating the one egg.  We always have next year.  Sigh.

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