My favorite thing about spring is ramps--a kind of wild garlic spinachy thing that goes great in omlettes or just about anything, really. I also love to put the telephoto lens on and take pictures of any birds not scared away by seeing me outside for the first time in months!
This new bird gallery has shots taken during about an hour outside recently, watching the birds feed and the ramps grow, listening to the woodpeckers laugh and some other birds playing Marco! Polo!...
As I mentioned in the organic gardening blog, I'm always amazed at the garden life that survives the winter. Hell, I'm amazed that anything survives outside for a winter. But the garden is under a nice warm blanket of snow, but the birds that stay all winter just have to be tough! I know the chickadees can lower their body temperature when it gets really cold, but the other tough guys, like the woodpeckers, have to just rough it.
Maybe that's whey they're laughing at me! "Look at the wimp! Finally comes out when it's warm!" Guess they didn't see me out there BBQing when it was 0 degrees that one day.