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Signs of Spring

Friday, April 26, 2013

I noticed several signs of spring as I headed out yesterday for a long drive for business trip to Lakeview Oregon. On the landscaped freeway onramp, 3 marmots were munching on the tender shoots of grass. I only see these critters, which locals call rockchucks, in the spring. (I couldn’t get a photo without causing a major wreck, but here is a link to marmot photos.
&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=1280&bih=644 ) On the power pole extension platform above the onramp, the osprey had returned and was already feeding a fish to the baby in the nest.

On my drive to and from Lakeview, I saw lots of pronghorn antelope and a few sandhill cranes raising babies. PLUS I saw a young bald eagle that was just starting to get his/her distinctive white head.

Finally I ran into a traffic jam on Oregon Highway 31 by Summer Lake: 6 cowboys on horseback with dogs were moving a LOT of cows with their calves! Here’s a couple of photos from my car.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARRENLYNN 4/27/2013 9:22PM

    I love Spring, everything is all shiny and new and bright and clean.


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CLAIREINPARIS 4/27/2013 4:59PM

    Oh this is just wonderful!!! Yeah for Spring!!!

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MADAMES 4/26/2013 7:51PM

    I love your wildlife!

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MARITIMER3 4/26/2013 5:09PM

    Isn't it wonderful to see the signs of spring? The Canada Geese are back and nesting near the drainage pond in our subdivision. No babies yet, but they will soon be walking along the sidewalks. I'll try to get some pictures this year.
have a good week-end,

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LRK4CHRIST 4/26/2013 4:32PM

    Thx for sharing! I pray you have continued success in Healthy Living!

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/26/2013 4:29PM

  Wow, sure different than signs of spring around here, but thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures!

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