After almost an entire month of non-stop rain in March [one of the wettest on record]we are so glad for the beautiful 65 degrees on this, the first day of April. Wow! it seems like it has been a long, wet and windy winter! [And I'm sure we have not seen the end of it yet.] But this morning brought sunshine and the return of a family of swallows that has been nesting for the past few years in this birdhouse outside my kitchen window. A wonderful way to start April .
Soon all our backyard birds wanted to pose for their Spring portraits. This Robin had just taken her morning dip in the bird bath and thought she would look best on the back of the weathered, green Adirondack chair.