Saturday, April 9, 2011

A sure sign that spring has arrived....

We got up to thunderstorms this morn...they rolled around, left and then came back a time or two. Everything got a good soaking...in fact, some places still have puddles of water even though the sun was out before noon.
You might think the sure sign of spring I was talking about is the thunderstorms, but in fact, I meant that the buzzards are back in full force. Roger worked around in his shop all morn, while I fooled in here...playing on the computer and making a meatloaf...about the time we got done with lunch a friend of mine stopped by. I ask her if she wanted a bite to eat, but she didn't care for anything. We took our Cokes and sat on the front porch in the shade and visited for a few minutes.
After she left, Roger and I decided to go for a drive. Any direction we looked, we saw buzzards circling. I do not know what about this area draws them, but there are just so many of them. Last year they were like this, and we went down south of Terre Haute at least a couple of different times, and hardly saw any. We both just could not believe the difference in the number.

Now, I saw a few along all winter on the way to Sarah's house...but it would be like one or two. And only that...oh, and speaking of Sarah's house....here is a little video that she sent me of a new singing star. Enjoy!

12 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Awww, your little singer is a little doll! :) So sweet!

Joyful Quilter said...

If buzzard weren't so ugly they would be an interesting bird to watch. Luckily that little singer is so cute she even makes the buzzards look good...lol.

texwisgirl said...

cutie. :) watch out american idol... love that your granddaughter has your middle name!

i like watching buzzards too. we keep them all year long here.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh --I love that video, Rose... She is going to be a singer... Just you wait and see..... Fabulous job of Twinkle Twinkle!!!!!!!

Great pictures of the Buzzards... I call them that also--but many people say that they are Turkey Vultures.... I have some pictures of them on a blog this week--taken in Arkansas.

Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

Terrific Vulture shots, and love the video of your little singer.

don said...

She's quite the little performer! Very nice pictures of these infamous birds. Another species we don't see around here. Nice post!

Small City Scenes said...

Buzzards and Little Toot. What a combo. LOL
I see them here after the hay is cut in the summer and in Eastern Washington. Don has them in Spokane maybe he is looking in the wrong places. hahaha!!!
MB

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Buzzards are wonderful birds...these look very much like what we have in Florida...red heads and black heads. Must be some dead stuff around. Love the photograph...could be the cover for a mystery novel!

And Lorelei is a doll!

EG Wow said...

Love you little singer! :)

We had thunderstorms this morning and the buzzards are back her too! But no forsythia yet.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I've heard them called turkey vultures here. Spring means other things to me :-)

George said...

I like the video of Lorelei singing her song. She's a doll. We haven't seen many buzzards around here, although we did see several when we were in Arkansas.

Mary said...

Sometimes the buzzards seem to gather in really big groups. Especially along the river.

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