Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring!

May 2, 2014 at 5:17 pm 17 comments



Spring is…

birds coming home!


Canoe Launch lagoon

Canoe Launch Lagoon

Des Plaines River Trail

Libertyville, IL



For me Spring is when the migratory birds return – Great Blue Herons, Egrets, Sandhill Cranes, Swans…just to name a few.

In my eyes, they are stunning!




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my psyche one day

17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dom DiFrancesco  |  May 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    They are stunning and a welcome sight I’m sure. 🙂

    • 2. words4jp  |  May 3, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      I love the Heron. They are very mysterious but so unique and beautiful.

  • 3. sustainabilitea  |  May 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    It must be wonderful to see them all. In Naperville, the geese are coming back, a mixed blessing as they poop all over the sidewalks around the lake near our house. 🙂

    I’m having WP problems today, so I’m leaving my link in case you have time to visit: http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/05/02/weekly-photo-challenge-spring/.

    Enjoy the birds this weekend.


  • 4. Jonathan Caswell  |  May 3, 2014 at 2:06 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  • 5. Jonathan Caswell  |  May 3, 2014 at 2:07 am

    WHAT A RACKET!!!!!! 🙂

    • 6. words4jp  |  May 3, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      nice racket though – better than silent snow. I am ready for the honks and tweets of the season!

      • 7. Jonathan Caswell  |  May 4, 2014 at 3:23 am

        I’m getting the honks at work…more of the tweets at home, without an internet connection! 🙂

      • 8. words4jp  |  May 4, 2014 at 12:19 pm

        Oyvay – sounds like a serious medical condition 🙂

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  • 11. Kat at travelgardeneat  |  May 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    The migration is a perfect sign of Spring — I love seeing multiple eagles in the air, or the Sandhill cranes in the fields.

    • 12. words4jp  |  May 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      I just saw three Sandhill cranes flying overhead yesterday! It was so cool. We have so many around the area where I live;)

  • 13. Mabel Kwong  |  May 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Such a creative interpretation of this week’s theme. Birds are definitely on the move this season, gravitating to warmer parts of the planet. It’s always hard to look away when you see a flock of them flying together in the sky…you always think such birds are up to something 🙂

    • 14. words4jp  |  May 8, 2014 at 11:36 am

      they are lovely aren’t they? The other day I was driving home from work and saw three Sandhill cranes flying – amazing looking creatures because they look a bit prehistoric – like a pterodactyl. so cool – i had to keep my eye on the road, but if i could have i would have followed them!

      • 15. Mabel Kwong  |  May 8, 2014 at 12:25 pm

        You’re so lucky to have seen age-old looking birds! That’s a sight you don’t see too often. As you were driving, I assume you didn’t take a photo…thought that would’ve been very cool. Birds always have a good magical sense of direction. No maps, no GPS, just a band of clouds and the sun to guide their way 🙂

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  • 17. Raven Whyte  |  May 13, 2014 at 5:43 am

    you know spring is there
    when you have to duck
    to miss the moth
    flying into your face


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