Monday, May 11, 2015

Skipped Spring Here!

 
 
We have had record breaking temperatures here since Friday.
Daytime highs of 85 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Just a few weeks ago it was snowing!
The trees and flowers have literally blossomed overnight.
 
 Male Goldfinch in our Maple tree.
 

Melanistic (means dark pigmentation) Eastern Grey Squirrel (aka black squirrel).
"Dweezle" looks as confused as I am about the weather, and asks,
"Does this mean no more peanuts?"
 
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43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

omg, i ADORE dweezle!!! SO cute!!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, YES! I love Dweezle, too!! What a cutie!! And the Goldfinch is beautiful!! Such delightful captures for the day, as always, Karen!! Hope you have a wonderful new week!!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Karen it looks like our spring and summer are going to be as wonky as our winter was. Keep cool. Hug B

RedPat said...

It seems like the trees got leaves overnight! Love your critter pics, karen!

eileeninmd said...

Dweezle is a cutie. The weather has been kind of weird lately.. Love the pretty Goldfinch! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Judy said...

Goodness, it's warmer there than in south Florida! The world is cuckoo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Dweezie you know that nice lady is going to give you peanuts no matter what the weather brings!

Karen, that weather pattern is almost scary for up there where you are. I mean here in Florida, yeah, it is the norm not to have mild spring temperatures. But not where you are. Strange. But beautiful blooms and birds. As ever.

Fun60 said...

The goldfinch looks stunningly beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent macro shots of nature's treasures!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

mick said...

Temperature changes so large and so close together must be hard to cope with. But obviously the birds and flowers - and squirrels - don't mind! The Goldfinch is especially beautiful.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your visitors. And hope that Spring pushes Summer back to where she belongs.
Do you find huge temperature swings difficult to cope with? I find that the MonSter loves them...

EG CameraGirl said...

It's sad to have spring go by so fast. We wait and wait for it and then...it's summer. Oh, well.

Muffie said...

What a gorgeous bird!! We, too, got high temps, but by Wed., we'll be back to the 70s. Stay cool!

Amy Franks said...

I just love the yellow bird! so colourful - have a great week :-)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OOOOHHHH I squealed out loud - your goldfinch pic is INCREDIBLE - even my husband (who comments on nearly nothing) looked over when I screetched and said "WOW!"

Do I have your permission to feature you on my blog? I am in middle of a lot in my life and cannot take pics and share anything at the moment and would love to share that goldfinch pic - it's amazing.

Hugs.

Felicia said...

great captures. stay cool

Lisa Gordon said...

We did the very same thing here, Karen.
94 today, but supposedly 55 on Wednesday. :-(

That little squirrel is absolutely precious. LOVE his expression!!

Gail Dixon said...

The Goldfinch stole my heart. Ours didn't stop by during migration this year.

Stephanie said...

Aww adorable squirrel, gorgeous Goldfinch. I saw that it was hot in Ontario.

The Furry Gnome said...

Same here! It was like the world turned green as we watched! Love that first picture of the leaf!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers and bird.

Nancy J said...

Is he holding hard to what is there, or are they his fingers? Stunning blossoms, matching birdies, let that spring weather continue, down here maybe that would be as hot as it gets in summertime, 30C or 86F!!! That would be hot for us.

Valerie said...

Wonderful shots Karen Dweezle sure is cute! While it appears you're side of the world has skipped Spring, we in the southern hemisphere seem to have skipped autumn (as regards temperatures), although the glorious autumnal colours around the countryside still bring delight.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous photos! Dweezle is adorable. Spring arrived early here, but it's been kind of cold and rainy. I'm still waiting for it to get warmer.

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful photos!
Visiting from Our World Tuesday.

fredamans said...

Lovely pics!!

Debbie said...

beautiful images karen, the goldfinch is just perfection!!!

we missed spring as well....88 degrees today and i am hiding in the house, with the a/c on!!! stay cool and hydrated!!!!

DeniseinVA said...

Love your photos Karen, such bright, clear pictures. Your black squirrel always fascinates me as the only ones I have seen were when we took a trip up north. I remember seeing them running around a botanical garden near Niagara on the Lake in Canada.

p.s. would love to see photos of your fairy garden some time :)

Bob Bushell said...

Hot? Great for you. The Goldfinch and the Black Squirrel are beautiful, I am a lover.

Carletta said...

We've had summer temps here too for a few days but today it's back down to a balmy 70.
Beautiful capture of the finch!

Silver Parrot said...

The bird picture is so beautiful, but I have to say, that squirrel photo really packs some personality!

Adam Jones said...

The Goldfinch are stunning. Could you send some heat over here please?

David Gascoigne said...

Today it felt like we were going back to winter!!

Andy said...

Oh, stopped by via WBW and I never saw a block squirrel before.

Margaret Adamson said...

All three stunning images.

NC Sue said...

Wonderful images. The goldfinch is absolutely gorgeous!
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Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

The same happened here and now we have cold weather again...what a roller coaster spring.

Susan said...

I think Dweezle is a honey... such a cutie.
Lovely photos Karen. Cheers! :D)

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley post ,Nette

Marie C said...

Yay! Spring has arrived! Your photos are amazing! That male goldfinch knocks the socks off mine! :-)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

That is the cutest squirrel....beautiful yellow flower too. We were that hot too a few days ago but cooler again today. I hope Spring is back, the heat is too hot

Stewart M said...

What a cracking name for the squirrel!

I get that look on my face when my boss explains the time lines for some of our work!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rambling Woods said...

Hi Karen..it was hot here too. I love the squirrel with the peanuts in his paws...too cute....Michelle