Thursday, February 28, 2013

The End of February




The last day of February feels like an end time and a beginning.  It's not quite spring though the male pheasants run about the yard in pursuit of love, chasing reluctant females.  The days are growing longer, sharing more light, offering hope of an end to winter.  But that won't happen for weeks yet and there will be snow and sleet and slush to come.

Still the end of February feels like a change is coming.  My spirit lifts and I sense spring bubbling deep within me, somewhere...not too far away.


8 comments:

A Heron's View said...

Pheasants have to be my favourite wild bird and always feel so dreadfully sorry when the shooting season starts.
It's not just their plumage that attracts me but the cockling noise that they make under our window in the mornings!

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Carol..thank you for visiting my blog..I seem to have removed the wordpress follow widget when I was working on the side-bar, and I put it back again. I am so sorry about that and would love to have you follow the blog. I will warn you that I have strayed off of my mostly all nature with my cancer surgery coming up. But the blog is 6 years old and I wanted to let people know what I was doing... hope to see you and I love your nature blog too.. Michelle

Rambling Woods said...

I forgot to add that I can't wait for spring. I have been enjoying the beauty of winter, but not the snow boots..I do hear some spring bird song so spring will even come to western NY state...Michelle

Jane Tims said...

Hi Carol. What a proud fellow. He certainly looks like he has somewhere to go! I have often seen pheasants on the marshes outside of Sackville-Amherst. We have a deer at the feeder today and crows! I love the branch pattern in the second photo. Jane

nichepoetryandprose said...

Hi Carol. I also love pheasants. This one is so bright and red! Spring is just around the corner. He looks like he knows! Jane

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Thanks to A Heron's View for the comment. I enjoy the sights and sounds of the pheasants. They are entertaining and use our yard as a short cut to everywhere.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Hello Rambling Woods. I did join your site. I wish you well with your upcoming surgery. It's good that you are talking about it.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for the comments. We had deer in our yard the last two winters but none so far this year. We do enjoy the pheasants, and all the tiny birds at the feeders.