Yesterday I took a lunch time stroll tot the Montlake Fill, or at least, a small part of it, as I can't get all the way around the Loop Trail and back to the office in one hour without rushing. And who wants to rush the Fill? Not I!
I was looking for possible landscape views to try painting, and thought this one might do:
We shall see. There was a lone turtle on the log -- another sign of Spring in the air.
A little farther along, I spotted these coots hanging out:
I decided to check on the cup nest that I'm pretty sure is a hummingbird's work, and it was still there looking even sturdier than before, and there was an Anna's Hummingbird nearby.
While I was watching, a second hummingbird zipped in, and a fight broke out -- the first bird dove repeatedly on the intruder, driving it away. I'm hopeful there will be a hummingbird family there this Spring.
Finally, yet another sign of the changing weather -- there are pussy willow catkins now:
The forecast is for sunny skies again today and for some days to come -- hurrah!