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Mother’s Day 2013

Flowers; It's what most mom's like on Mothers Day These Tulips seem to pop right out at you, surrounded by Daffodils in Wilton...Jim.

Flowers, it's what most Moms like on Mother's Day. These tulips seem to pop right out at you, surrounded by daffodils in
Wilton. (Jim Knox/Wilton)

Northern Parula Tom Oliver

Warblers have just returned to enjoy the black flies and other insects of our summer season. Above, a Northern Parula warbler. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Mrs. Merganser caught her lunch in the Millpond!  (© jane naliboff photo)

Mrs. Merganser caught her lunch in the Millpond! (© jane naliboff/vienna)

Painted turtles sunning themselves on an old log in Jay.  (© jane naliboff photo)

Painted turtles sun themselves on an old log in Jay. (© jane naliboff/vienna)

Mrs. Phoebe has settled into her cozy nest to which she added lint, cedar tips, and feathers this season on top of the existing nest. A phoebe nest has been in that spot for at least 30 years. We removed it once to paint the house, and the following spring she, or another phoebe, came back and built a new one, just like the old. It's a perfect spot under the eves in a corner of our house. (© jane naliboff photo)

Mrs. Phoebe has settled into her cozy nest to which she added lint, cedar tips and feathers this season on top of the existing nest. A phoebe nest has been in that spot for at least 30 years. We removed it once to paint the house, and the following spring she, or another phoebe, came back and built a new one, just like the old one. It's a perfect spot under the eves in a corner of our house. (© jane naliboff/vienna)

Bluets are popping up everywhere. Look closely, they're small but big on beauty.  (© jane naliboff photo)

Bluets are popping up everywhere. Look closely, they're small but big on beauty. (© jane naliboff /vienna)

 It is the season to fish; However, being able to see what's down on the bottom??? How fair is that?? Loon on Hill's Pond, Weld Rd....Jim.

It is the season to fish, however, being able to see what's down on the bottom? How fair is that? Loon on Hill's Pond, Weld
Road. (Jim Knox/Wilton)

a Nashville warbler Tom Oliver

A Nashville warbler. (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

New fresh rain turns everything green, and gets some of us wet; Blue Jay in Wilton....Jim

New fresh rain turns everything green  and gets some of us wet, including this Blue Jay in Wilton. (Jim Knox/Wilton)

Soon we'll smell the heavenly scent of lilacs.  (© jane naliboff photo)

Soon we'll smell the heavenly scent of lilacs. (© jane naliboff/vienna)

Ovenbird warbler Tom Oliver

An Ovenbird warbler.  (Tom Oliver/Wilton)

Look closely at the small things nature gives us, like these tiny purple violets.  (© jane naliboff photo)

Look closely at the small things nature gives us, like these tiny purple violets. (© jane naliboff/vienna)

Feather straightening, swimming, diviing and circling the nesting platform has been keeping the new residents of a pond  near New Sharon busy.  (© jane naliboff photo)

Feather straightening, swimming, diving and circling the nesting platform has been keeping the new residents of a pond
near New Sharon busy. (© jane naliboff/vienna)

The ins and outs of tulips.  (© jane naliboff photo)

The ins and outs of tulips. (© jane naliboff photo)

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7 Responses »

  1. Great pics everyone! Tom, your warbler pics are outstanding, as was the American Bittern, thank you!

  2. Amazing and heart warming. We are blessed. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. I look forward to the pictures on Sunday. A lovely gift for the community. Thank you!

  4. Beautiful Spring pIcs, thanks for posting..

  5. I like the story of Mrs. Phoebe. One of my birddogs is named Phoebe, after the bird.

  6. Tomas, pure gold again. Parula is missing from my life list. I have to settle for the red faced warblers on Carrie Nation. Btw, I'll do casa care for you today.

  7. Thank you all for making my day sunny, nature is always a truly wonderful surprise.

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