Nature Friday ~ March 11, 2022

Better late than never, right? Sorry we’re late getting this published. This week’s offering is fairly slim/grim as it was doggone freezing and blanketed in snow, making picture taking impossible. I had to put my thinking cap on to share any nature pics that weren’t cold and/or white.

The day before the cold and white set in, I made a quick last minute visit down to my dad’s house with my oldest granddaughter who wanted to spend her day off with him. He was absolutely delighted to see her and hear all about her recent engagement. She brought one of her pooches, Marley, who is one of the most engaging pups around and loves to show off his repertoire of cute tricks. Everyone loves him and my 91-year old dad was no exception.

Put me down so I can show off

As usual, we are joining our pals, Rosy, Sunny and Jakey from LLB in Our Backyard. Remember to click on the link to see what others have shared.

So let’s get to it, shall we? As I mentioned, I decided to spare you a(nother) post of snow pics (you’re welcome) which meant I had to dig deep into the photo archives for something else. Given that I visited my dad this week, I couldn’t help but share this tiny little blue bird I saw on a previous visit. Isn’t it totally adorable? It captivated me with its striking blue color since there’s nothing like them in the city. The image itself wasn’t all that great since it was photographed through the windows and I couldn’t risk disturbing him by going outside for an up close look.


I had originally thought of sharing some interesting shadow pics I have but then realized they had snow as well, so one little bird is all I can offer this week. Hopefully with a forecast of warmer temps beginning tomorrow, I’ll be able to do better next time.

Before we go, we want to remind you that it’s that time of year again (at least in the US) when we try to alter time change the clocks. Oh the plus side in the minds of many dogs and cats, dinner will be served an hour early, on the other hand, they’ll be losing an hour of beauty sleep this weekend. I hope the sunshine on Sunday is worth it. DST makes me crabbish and takes some time for my bio-rhythms to adjust. #bahhumbug

DST Well, that’s it from us. We hope you are able to suss out some nature scenes this weekend. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” for Daylight Saving time Saturday night before you go to bed. We hope the hour less of sleep doesn’t make you too cranky and you’re able to enjoy the sunshine later on Sunday.

Nature Friday

Live, love, bark! 🐾

58 thoughts on “Nature Friday ~ March 11, 2022

  1. Maybee that iss THE Bluebird of Happyness Miss Monika??? It sure iss a cutie!!!
    An wee stuck inn snow mode up heer two!
    CATFISH not THE time changin thing again…BellaSita Mum will bee supurr cranky twice as long! **sighss**
    **nose bopss** to Sweet Norman an Elsa an ~~head rubss~~ to you from mee BellaDharma
    (((huggiess))) BellaSita Mum

    1. DST seems to arrive earlier and last longer every year.
      Isn’t that bluebird striking? Cute little bugger, too.

  2. That is a sweet photo of your granddaughter, father and Marley. The bluebird is a wonderful sign of spring coming to your area soon!

    I remember way back when that the clocks didn’t change until the 3rd weekend of April and the 3rd weekend in October. Seems the Daylight Savings Time mode is longer now.

    1. Thank you. You’d be right about DST from yesteryear. And it didn’t start and end at different times every year! 😡

  3. The bluebird of happiness… While it does take some adjusting, I am looking forward to the time change. And speaking of snow (which even appears in the meme today) we got a couple of inches overnight. Our first – and probably only – snow of the season. It’ll be gone by tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

    1. Snow? In your region…whoa. I did try to keep snow references to a minimum-the dogs (well at least Norman, Elsa loves it) and I are pretty much over it. Me because I haven’t been able to teach either of them how to shovel. Here’s hoping you guys have a super weekend.

  4. What a wonderful photo!! Big smiles and a happy cute pup – it’s got it all! The bluebird is precious. They always make me happy when I see them in our yard.

    Hugs, Pam

    1. Aren’t those smiles fabulous? Bluebirds aren’t typical in Denver certainly. Blue jays can be found in the mountains but I’ve only seen a scant few of them. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. Great picture of Dad, your grand daughter Hailey and Marley! Love their genuine smiles. The blue bird is a nice addition. Don’t believe I’ve ever seen one there. Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thank you. Yes, that photo is definitely a keeper. We had such a lovely visit, only wished mom could have seen Marley. She’d have enjoyed her tricks and had a good laugh at how silly and clever he is. 💙 Have a great weekend!

    1. It takes me a few weeks when it starts and wish they’d just leave it alone. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Oh! Oh! Is that an Eastern bluebird? My Merlin bird ID app says they are uncommon in Colorado! It’s your lucky dad that an Eastern bluebird of Happiness came to visit!

    1. I had life why kind it was so thank you for passing that info along. Dad will be thrilled to know.

  7. Here, in Arizona, we are always on Standard time and we don’t fool with the clocks. We have to make mental adjustments for those who change. We’re on the same time as San Francisco in the summer and Denver in the winter.

    1. The back and forth with multiple time zones sends me into orbit. This is one time I’d like to be in AZ (or Hawaii who also doesn’t switch). Then I realize AZ is a bit too warm for me. 🥵

    1. Thank you. Nature was a bit lean this week 😇 You may just be right on the breeds! Have a great weekend.

  8. Great picture of your dad and granddaughter and what a cute dog!
    Thanks for no snow pics, LOL! We are supposed to be seeing it tomorrow, UGH! I am ready for Spring! Thanks for the bluebird, Spring is coming! 🙂 It is 60 degrees today, supposed to drop to 27 degrees, such crazy weather! Happy Weekend!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, the allure of pristine snow pics have lost their appeal as far as I’m concerned. Have a safe and cozy weekend.

  9. Marley’s look. . . he really was thinking that, LOL. And the blue bird is symbolic of spring to me, seeing as how the pic replaces any snow pics, so hey, there is that. 😉

    Happy Hour comes earlier! Hurray!

    1. Hmm, hadn’t contemplated that bonus on the time continuum scale. Good thinking!

      You’re so right, Marley couldn’t wait to get down on the floor 😁

    1. Wow, 100?! That’s totally incredible. Very best wishes to her and her good health.

      The time change is just dumb. Different places in the world start and end at different times. And Hawaii, parts of Arizona and Indiana don’t participate in it. It does nothing but confuse and saves nothing.
      Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  10. Your dad looks like a barrel of fun. What a happy smile.

    Please put the pup down so we can see the tricks.

    Aw on the blue bird. We love our birds here too.

    Love the graphic. That’s one way to look at the time change.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the pups, a smooch to Norman and a big hug to you. ♥

    1. Dad is quiet man, so that smile is doubly precious. His family means the world to him. Wish I had thought to video Marley (perhaps some other time 😉) but we were enjoying dad’s laughter too much. My mom would have just loved him performing on cue.
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thanks. I’m a bit embarrassed by the pitiful images. But seeing Marley who along with his mom bring such joy to my dad made it worthwhile. He’s a total cutie.

    1. Glad you were able to dodge the snow bullet. ABQ is in a real banana belt. I know a lot of people enjoy DST but it makes no logical sense to me and disrupts more than it helps. Will hate waking up to the dark. Enjoy the weekend-think we’ll both welcome warmer temps in our areas.

    1. Thanks for the sweet observation. Yeah, DST is my least favorite day of the year, followed by the return to standard time. 😬

        1. It makes no sense in a global economy. You’re already dealing with multiple time zones and various parts of the world begin it at different times. Let’s make it more inefficient and complicated, shall we? Ugh.

    1. The color was so striking. Yeah, my dad remains healthy, vibrant and active. He had been digging new post holes for a fence last week. He amazes me!

      1. It’s how he keeps going….we have a neighbour in his nineties still working on his sugarcane and making sugar in his trapiche. He reckons if he had done as his family wanted and handed it over to his sons A…they would mess up his system and B..he would have died of boredom.

        1. He sounds a lot like my dad! He makes sure he has something to do everyday now that mom’s gone. It helps to fill the day with something other than the loss.

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