“Orphan” photos without a theme, except they were all taken in Arkansas.
The phone rang. A colleague upstairs called to see if I’d seen the flocks of cedar waxwings sweeping and swirling from tree to tree around the office grounds and adjacent campus. The birds moved almost as one; stripping the hollies of their berries and continually finding new places to roost. Waxwings are beautiful birds with their masks and crests. Look closely and you can see accents of bright yellow and pink in tips of their wings and tails.
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.
With highs expected to run close to 80 degrees this week, it’s hard to believe it’s still winter. Spring has burst out all over, but as the TV meteorologist reminded his audience this morning, the typical dates for the last freeze and last frosts of the season are still ahead of us. Nevertheless, spring is out of the box.