March 18 is Laetare Sunday, a day of joy during Lent. These two, Blessed Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, embody the joy of faith, hope and charity. Glad to have lived during their time. These two share a window at Our Lady of the Holy Souls parish in Little Rock.
Don’t know what it is, but it was running across the driveway this afternoon in the warm March sun.
(JUST IN: One of our friendly neighborhood U of Arkansas extension entomologists has ID’d this fellow as an antlion. Learn something new every day!)
A day off. Beautiful weather. A great day to be a tourist in our own town. Today’s trip was to Heifer Project’s headquarters, followed by a walk around the Bill Clark wetlands and a stroll across the old Rock Island Railroad bridge.
Springtime in the Ouachitas engages every sense. Feel of the warm sun, see the vibrance of its animal and plant life, taste the honeysuckle, breathe in the fragrance of its blooms and listen to the work songs of its pollinators. Carpenter bees, bumblebees, honeybees, wasps, flies and butterflies — they were everywhere on Saturday as the mountains’ wild fruit trees’ blooms soaked in the sunshine.
This killdeer laid a clutch of green eggs in the mulch under a tree growing on the side of a parking lot. She executes an elaborate dance to draw away any one or anything that might bring harm to her brood.
Finally! A decent bird shot! Was out shooting a work project when I heard this guy singing something that wasn’t the blues.
The equinox that marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere is still 15 days away. No matter. Seems like everything else believes it to be here already.
In perusing the world of WordPress blogs, came across the Weekly Photo Challenge. Seemed like a nice way to get out of a photographic rut. Not that we’ll be able to take part every week, but it is a way to stretch the imagination of the shooter behind the lens.