Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, April 29, 2017
Marsh marigolds always remind me of Hope's Passage so I have a soft spot for them
Virginia Bluebells are a favorite of mine (so long as I can also claim 20 other species as "favorite" spring flowers!)
Louisville Swamp NWR, May 6, 2017
Wild Blue Phlox, another "favorite"
No, those are not dandelions, the path in places was drowning in buttercups!
Loved the contrast of death and life
Male Eastern Towhee
White-throated Sparrow--I will never forget where I was when I first heard the beautifully mournful song of this species
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, May 7, 2017
Canada Goose on nest
Trillum is another of my favorite spring flowers
William O'Brien State Park, May 13, 2017
Male Eastern Bluebird
Makes me think of Tolkien's poem: "In every wood in every spring there is a different green."
Canada Goose gosling (don't worry, parents on both sides just outside camera view)