Plants along the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in mid May.
Not as up close as it looks. They were swimming out in the lake.
It’s rare now to have quiet time on the trail here. Even early in the morning there are usually a lot of people out. I was there in mid May on a rare Friday off and it had been raining off and on. I got sprinkled on a few times but at least it wasn’t hot.
Lots of things were blooming at my sister’s house in north Birmingham when I was visiting over Easter weekend. A bad storm hit the day before I arrived and when the sun came out over the weekend, everything started blooming quickly.
She had orchids blooming in the kitchen.
A fire in the old pot-bellied stove kept us warm while we watched the full moon rise out in the backyard.
It was late March in Birmingham so things were just starting to bloom in my sister’s backyard. Lots of buds just starting to come out.
The little critters were busy.
This squirrel was trying hard to get a free snack.
Our visit to Noccalula Falls north of Birmingham would not be complete without a hike down to the river and under the falls.
A quick video under the falls to show how loud it was with the water crashing over.
The hike down wasn’t bad. The weather was cool and the rain held off.
As we got closer to the falls, we had to be careful climbing over the slippery rocks.
The wall under the falls was full of these little birds nesting. This was cropped up and they blended in pretty well. My sister saw one fly into the nest. Otherwise I don’t think we would have noticed them. I think this is a northern rough wing swallow. A first for me.