Sunday, May 23, 2010

Snow again


After the heat in Alabama, I was glad to get back to the coolness of Idaho - but not this cool!!!

I had to go to Island Park to deliver fishing flies to several businesses and it snowed on me all day.  I did find a few birds braving the cold and picking hatching flies of the water like this Yellow Warbler.



A flock of Yellow-rumped warblers as the snow fell near Staley Springs.



On the way home, I even found a few Glacier lilies blooming in the forest.



Even with the cold, it was a great day in the wilds of Idaho.

16 comments:

Veronica Wald said...

Glad you're back. Heat and humidity arriving in Chicago for the first time is 2010 today. I would happily trade it for some frosty views of the Tetons and Henry's Fork!

Gaelyn said...

Even with the snow your images show definite signs of spring.

Grayquill said...

Snow is May? Sure why not?
Two more months and will you not have more heat than you care for?

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Well welcome home friend, glad to see you back~ SNOW, we got rid of that back in April beginning, and this week we are going to have upper 80's and sunshine;)

troutbirder said...

I don't think those warblers could have been to happy about it all either!

Harold Stiver said...

Nice shots Bill. The Glacier Lily is interesting.

Yellow-rumps seem to manage pretty well in the cold, sometimes staying long into winter here in Ontario.

Monts said...

Great shots Bill bet your glad to be back to normal temperatures " Brrrr". Those Wablers are great and that Glacier Lily is a super looking plant.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh noooo, this can't be happening.
A little coolness would be fine but I'll bett the birdies don't like it this much. They need to build little homes for the new born babies and they will freeze to death....

Your pics are wonderful though.
I'll blow some warmth and sunbeams yourway Bill.

T and S said...

Lovely images, I like the way you have freezed that bird in flight...Thomas

The Early Birder said...

With blue skies and a scorching sun it's hard for me to imagine that you still have snow!
Your warblers are sooooo colourful. FAB.

DaveABirding said...

Always nice to see colorful birds in the snow. Sure would be nice if some of it could fall in August!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brave birds! You are living from one extreme to the other these days. Always happy to see your beautiful posts again.

Janie said...

The warblers are beautiful! The glacier lilies must think it's time for the snow to go away.

Jann said...

Even S Dakota doesn't normally get snow so late in May, our last snow was on the 13th I think it was...the latest we've seen in our six yrs here... Now it's tornado, hail, T-storm season, joy...nice photos tho! Plan on a trip to the W coast in a mo., may go thru Yellowstone and if I do hope to see the glacier lilies, among other things. I saw a yellow warbler today but no photo.

kaye said...

we had snow again this week too! drat! My sunshine yellow locust is currently hosting quite a number of warblers. They come every spring. I believe they are eating the aphids.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: Love your unusual bird photos.