Spring has definitely sprung. Sunday woke us up with the sound of this:
That's the tree the hawks hang out in. I was afraid a lack of that high perch might have driven them away (or that they were nesting!!!) but I heard them again this morning as they circled the neighbourhood. I can't blame the neighbours for getting rid of it - if it had fallen in the high winds we had the other week, it could have damaged several houses. It was pretty tall.
The clothesline is even more efficient now we're regularly hitting temperatures over 70F. When it peaks over 75F, everything dries within the hour.
Birds birds birds. I can't work out if there are many of these, or just two of them that get around a fair bit. Also, I like silhouettes.
Last but not least, this posse of Western Fence Lizards has been turning up regularly between 10am and 4pm, sucking up the sun and bugs. These guys are very much encouraged, especially if they crowd out the population of Black Widow spiders that are trying to reside at the end of our porch.
If you look carefully (or click through to flickr and view larger) you can see the blue patch on the chin of one of them - they're all males. I'm hoping for lots of baby lizards this year.