Thursday, March 15, 2007

Spring is Here!

The morning started with a walk and we realized that Spring has definitely arrived in the desert.

This is a shot we took this morning.

We have set up a small dish as a birdbath outside our window and we watch the birds every day. These two are here twenty to thirty times a day, and we feel like, for a while at least, they are "our" birds.

Then we took a look in the corner of our casita and realized that this pair is building a nest.

"Our" birds are building a nest using the small yellow flowers we see all over the park. All the other nests are brown and plain, but our pair is using flowers!

I was so intrigued I set up the tripod and took pictures of these guys all day long. In the end, there were over two hundred and twenty five pictures. Please understand that these shots were taken from about twelve feet away so they are not the clearest, but I wanted to remember this day, so here are the best of the lot. Also, remember that if you click on a picture, you can see a larger image.

This is the male of the pair. He lit on the top of the Lazy Daze and I got this shot.

Here is the female bringing some fluff into the nest.

And here she is with more flowers. Unfortunately most of them fell off before she made it into the nest.

I think this is my favorite shot, the female just seems to have so much attitude!

In this shot, I liked how confortable and happy with herself she looked.

At the end of the day, a green Lazy Daze pulled into the Campground. I went out to meet them and we now have new friends, Lee and Diane, who have a 2004 26IB.

Beautiful flowers, amazing birds, temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s and new friends.

Does it get any better than this?

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