Sadly, the cranes are gone. They flew north for spring and summer. I did find some flowers blooming.
Resa’s tree kissed colorful Dawn
Cracked clouds strangled sun
Cracked clouds covered Corrales
The Rio Grande eats bank crumbles
Cranes look north anticipation
A final gasp glowing color
Daddy perches tangled arches
Tangle Heart pinches purple
I didn’t see Daddy Owl when I first went out tonight, and Mama Owl’s ear tufts just barely showed in her nest. I walked over to see the cranes. On the way back from the cranes I could hear Mama Owl hooting from her nest, but there was no answer from Daddy Owl. When I got up to our gate, I heard Daddy Owl answering with different hoots than the normal hoots when he answers Mama Owl. It was getting dark, but I walked down to see what was up with Daddy Owl. He had a gopher. He sat on a large branch and continued his hooting. When the dusk was almost darkness, I saw the silhouette of Mama Owl pop up out of the nest. The Bazooka could not focus on her in the darkness. She flew over to Daddy Owl, he gave her the gopher, and she flew back to her nest. I got a blurry shot right after Daddy Owl gave Mama Owl the gopher.
You can see how much bigger Mama Owl is than Daddy Owl.
Almost half-moon tonight
Silver, Loki, and Marble were having a standoff over a dish of cheese this morning.
These photos taken at sunset into dusk are what 30% chance of snow looks like.
The forecast was for rain between 2:00 am and 5:00 am, clearing after sunrise with winds in the afternoon. They got the clearing after sunrise and winds right. We didn’t get a drop of rain that I could tell. On my way home at 4:15 pm, the dust made clouds that obscured the sun.
Our Iron “arc” sign was delivered today. I clamped it on to see how everyone likes it now that we are used to the blue sign I put up in November. If we decide to keep the iron sign on the monument, then I will drill it and mount it permanently, and we’ll find another place for the blue sign. If I put the blue sign back on the monument, then I put the iron sign somewhere else.
The sky and clouds were exceptionally beautiful tonight
Venus, Mars, and the Moon at Dawn
Three cranes on the Rio Grande at sunset.
Working on his silly walks
Coyote crossing the bridge.
A single crow is pushed along by the wind.
The pTerodactyl wades in pink.
The snow was mostly gone by late afternoon.