Hot Springs is hosting a week of Basketball tournament and this combined with brilliant Spring weather meant the City has filled with visitors. I Love seeing players and tourists carrying maps and using the trails.
Beautiful Wildflowers have arrive in great abundance on the lower slops of Hot Springs Mountain. The green is dotted with blue, fuchsia, purple, yellow and white. Flowers so tiny their full beauty is not reveal until I see the close up photographs taken in the late morning light. I am delighted to have this chance to capture the glorious delicate blooms as Monday the park staff usually mow and groom the lower part of the park.
The Robins that blew in with the last winter snow appear to have decided to stay for the Spring. I am standing on the path as the flock lands and begins feeding on the berries in the Tree ahead of me. It is an awesome sight watching the agility of the Robins diving in and out of the Tree as they hunt for food. A female Cardinal sits quietly on a sunlit branch as the chaos rages all around her. She tips her face upward into the warmth of the morning sun.
When I reach the Honeysuckle Trail I can here a favorite winged friend in the forest. Half way down the Floral Trail I spot a tiny flash of wings darting across the path. Moving up and down from Tree to Tree is a lovely Red-Breasted Nuthatch. I have to admit a newly formed affinity for these lively birds. It is hard to imagine I have only started my second year of being a birding beginner, proof it is never too late to find a new passion.
Get out and play…
Love to You ALL!
Glad I never parked near that No Parking sign, a large slab of concrete fell on it.