Spring is my favorite time of year. The weather is nice and cool, not too hot like in summer, or too cold like in winter. Even our fall can be a bit too warm to enjoy. Spring is perfect. Flowers bloom, bees hum, the quail look for places to nest and my lizards return after winter.
Blacktail, one of the lizards that hangs out in my yard each year is in the upper right corner on the piece of wood. I call him Blacktail because he has a long black tail, which of course can’t be seen here. He was trying to get away from me.
Here is a better shot of Blacktail with his long black tail.
A male Quail looking out for danger for his female that is foraging somewhere below on the ground.
A bird in our Palo Verde tree.
Our Palo Verde tree in full bloom.
Another view of our Palo Verde tree with the blue sky in the background.
Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author