Spring has arrived in Northern California, despite long periods of recent heavy rain. Trees are blooming, birds are singing, its green everywhere you look — truly a wonderful time to be outdoors.
Leafless Sycamores are a stark contrast to the lush green grass below.
This magnolia in my mother-in-law’s front yard began blooming back in November for some reason, and now shows both flowers and leaves simultaneously. The weather must have confused it….
Song Sparrow singing loudly from his straddled perch
A Black Phoebe sang a few times in between catching bugs
The Plain Titmouse whistled repeatedly to his mate to follow him on to the next tree.