A couple of Mourning Doves in the back yard. As beautiful as this picture seems to be, the reality of it all is that it there was two Males fighting over a near by Female that was  just out side of this shoot. The fight did not last long and the dove on the right side of the image got to kept his girlfriend.

A Male Yellow-rumped warbler I caught passing through my yard this past week. He was in one of my peach trees that has blossoms on it. I'm starting to see the start of the warblers coming through along with some of the other migration recently. This week I've seen the Yellow-rumped warbler and Black-and-white Warblers that I have images of. I've also seen the Blackpoll warbler, Yellow-throated  warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a couple Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo's along with a single Male Baltimore Oriole. Hopefully the trend will continue with the rest of the birds that I'm looking for.

A Red Rose from the back yard.   To be beautiful means to be yourself. All the little defects and unhappy moments are opportunities to grow and know us better. We must appreciate and love everything the surrounds us. We can find so many beautiful things near us, things that we never knew about. All these beautiful things and experiences can teach us a lot.

Some orange Lily we have that come up every year in the back yard. The picture brightened me up when I say it earlier today, so I though I would share it. Something to look forwards to latter I guess.

A Bronze Copper Butterfly resting in the late-day sun.   I'm still here friends though my sites has been quiet for a while. It looks like I'm going to have some time on my hands for a bit, so maybe I'll be able to share some images with you over the next few weeks.  Stay tune, see if I can do it.