Spring Shots

finaldeer

It’s finally time for the deer to lose their shaggy winter coats. The healthiest ones molt first. Some scientists say that there’s a secondary molting in the fall, but not all agree. Perhaps they’re just splitting hairs!

finalpath

Cross-country skiers keep their trails pruned well, making perfect paths in the spring to explore the deep woods.

finalducks

Common Merganser ducks, sometimes called “sawbills” because of their serrated bills, are regular visitors to our little lake. Here, a male skirts the last of the ice with his little harem.

finalswan

We also get the occasional swan, almost always in pairs.

finalwarygull

A gull keeps a wary eye on a foreign intruder. These Canadian honkers are everywhere as they make a pit-stop on their journey north.

finalrabbit

The ubiquitous bunnies have finally turned brown, and now blend in well with their environment, making them a little safer from predators.

finalpussywillows

Pussy Willows have always been an harbinger of Spring, and no collection of spring pics would be complete without them.

finalgreensprouts

Finally, I had to add this shot as it is truly the essence of Spring–new green sprouts pushing up through the old dead layer of brown leaves.

 

–Photos by me

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