Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is in the air

The bluebirds might have gone but some waxwings linger.  Wildflowers bloom here and there under nurturing clouds.

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60 comments:

Regina said...

Beautiful skies! Love all especially the first one, so cute and amazing!
Thank you for sharing them.
Enjoy the weekend and springtime Diane.

Martha Z said...

Oh! Love the waxwings and it looks like they are in love. Great captures, all.

Naturedigital said...

Dianne I have told you I just adore your photographs..
These two are excellent as allways.

tom sullivan said...

Hi Dianne, I don't think I've ever seen that beautiful wildflower. Do you know what it's called?

Diane AZ said...

Hi Tom, I would call it Mojave Lupine or Coulter's Lupine (Lupinus sparsiflorus)

cieldequimper said...

I love all of these, the sky in the last one is gorgeous. But the smoochy first one is simply fantastic!

Gwendolyn L said...

How cute- birds kissing. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing your spring.

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful...I too love the birds and their tender "kiss".

Eaglesbrother said...

Great photo's...that first one reminds me of a Bird Wedding.."You may now kiss the Bride"

Carolyn said...

The photo of the waxwings is especially stunning. Thanks for sharing your part of the sky!
Smiles

Mojo said...

Wonderful collection. Love the dramatic skyscape in the bottom shot, and the tenderness of the first... and the vibrancy of the one between.

Jane said...

Lovely photographs, nice colours of the flowers and great sky. Thanks for sharing:)

Manang Kim said...

Yay spring is here I see lovebirds and flower ^_^. Happy weekend!

SWF~ Blue sky

ewok1993 said...

I am so in love with that second image. How beautiful.

Gaelyn said...

You're making me homesick for the AZ spring. Soon.

Icy BC said...

Just beautiful! Each pictures give me a different feeling of warm!

nonizamboni said...

Slow, gentle spring in your parts. Come to think of it, that is how spring arrives.
Lovely photos!

Evelyn Howard said...

Beautiful beautiful photos. THe love birds are sweet. THe flower - ahh, so happy looking, and such lovely clouds in the 3rd.

Happy weekend, Ev

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Those birds are gorgeous, I have never seen them before, lovely post.

Jossie said...

Beautiful pictures. So nice seeing spring after a long winter.

Carol said...

I like all of these...but the first one os really wonderful

eden said...

They are such beautiful birds. I love their colours. Beautiful Spring pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sky pictures, Diane. Seems like Arizona always has beautiful skies... Love the love bird waxwings.... TOO CUTE.

Hugs,
Betsy

Bill S. said...

Now that first picture is quite a kiss. Great photos.

Thérèse said...

Such good captures! We are so blessed with the weather this year!

Jen said...

You certainly bring life to the desert!

Johnny Nutcase said...

that waxwing smooch is the cutest picture, awesome!

syel said...

perfect way to describe spring! btw, you've captured a cute moment in the first photo :)

Light and Voices said...

Spring is in the air. Such "sweet" lovebirds.
Joyce, IL, U.S.A.

LV said...

Loved all your beautiful photos today. The little birds are so sweet. They are kissing each other goodbye while they go check out the pretty flowers and watch the blue skies.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Perfect pictures...
The birds are so romantic :)

Stephanie said...

Oh so sweet! You snapped the kiss right on time :-D And that blue wildflower is wonderful. Have a great weekend Dianne and enjoy the flowers around you.

Tabib said...

Lovely, lovely!

Lance said...

The kissing birds!!! How cute!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Such a great capture of the Waxwings! The purple wildflower is gorgeous, and the sky oh so beautiful! I want to be walking along that trail. =)

LadyFi said...

Love the kissing birds and the enormous fluffy clouds!

Sunny said...

All equally lovely pictures. Hurray for Spring!
Sunny :)

Müge said...

Very beautiful photos! But my favourite is the first one! What a pretty kissing! :-))

Grace Olsson said...

all your shots tell to us a message, a story...congrats for it
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/03/when-will-winter-end-2/

Loree said...

That first picture is great. It looks like the birds are kissing.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful shots, the waxwings look so sweet and romantic. I love your views of the sky.

rainfield61 said...

Wow!!! This fisrt picture is really great. I am very very jeolous of your wonder.

Beth said...

Wow! That kissing bird shot is sweet!

Julie said...

Those waxwings are so sweet! Love the purple wildflower too!!!

Sherri said...

These are wonderful pictures! Love them!

Halcyon said...

A fantastic shot of the kissing birds. Love it!

Also love that puffy cloud sky. Wonderful images for skywatch. Happy Friday!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Diane, the birds in love made my day. So sweet. Your photographs always touch my heart in some way.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..are those really the actual colors of the cactus in your header? I've never seen any like that! Beautiful. Fabulous series!!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Kilauea Poetry, Yes, those are the real colors of the cactus in my header. It's a purple variety of prickly pear cactus.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Very pretty flowers.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

beautiful captures!!

betchai said...

ahhhh, love the kissing birds, wonderful diane.

happilyretired said...

What lovely CLEAR blue skies overhead! Love the adorable pair of bird in the first shot ... the marvelous purple with pink blossoms in the second ... and the magnificent dramatic skies over your wonderful desert landscape in the third!
Hugs and blessings,

Luzia said...

Kissing birds, wonderful colours, great landscape - this must be spring! Great shots, Greetings from Luzia.

indicaspecies said...

Beautiful shots Diane, well done!

Kcalpesh said...

STUNNING PHOTOS! Especially the first one with the Kissing Birds! Awesome!


Pixellicious Photos

Ayie said...

i love looking at the spring blooms

Denise said...

It sure is as shown by these fabulous photos.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Are they kissing ? ;)

Diane AZ said...

One bird was feeding the other. :)