An elderly friend used to tell me that Spring wasn't officially here until you hear the Peepers sing .
Today they are singing loud and clear at my house. I've been listening for them for days...
...after all the daffodils have been blooming for over a week. Walking out on the deck in the late afternoon or early evening ....but nothing. That is until today :0) Today I was in my studio....searching for a creative idea to strike me...instead when I leaned back in my chair with my eyes closed....I heard the Peepers! I ran out to the deck and stood there for at least 30 minutes ... just listening.
It was so windy I'm surprised that I could hear them...but they are very loud singers :0)
The Purple Finch is really having a "Bad Feather Day" He's been molting this week and the wind was blowing his shedding feathers all over. He looks all prickly now :0(
The House Finch and the Gold Finch have already turned their bright summer colors.
So Mother Nature had better listen cause the animals are saying Spring is HERE!