Springtime begins. This tree is just beginning to bud.
Flowering shrubs, another sign of spring, along the riverbank.
Close-up of flowering shrub.
Even closer-up of the flowering shrub
Can't get much closer than that.
Steph holds Boost while snapping them shots.
Berries and leaves on a creekside shrub
Creekside reeds reflecting in the river. With diving coot tail in the foreground.
Two coots hanging out in the water below the rushes.
Scrub jay atop a downed snag. Can barely see him here in the small version, a fleck of blue in the very center of the photo on the tallest dead branch.
Scrub jay, cropped from the other photo (didn't have my telephoto lens with e).