Nothing like a little warmer weather, blue skies and white clouds to chase away the "Sprinter" blues. Trees are budding, daffodils & tulips blooming, and birds returning. To my delight, I added 3 "First of the Year" (FOTY) birds to my yard list yesterday. Black-chinned hummingbirds, Lazuli Buntings and Green-tailed Towhees made an appearance! These species are Spring and Summer birds in My Mountain Green, all indications that warmer weather is near.
Still tons of snow on the mountains, snowpack is 217% of normal, so a slow warm up is needed to avoid
major flooding downstream. This photo was taken May 2, 2011. Mountain Green is at the base of this mountain.