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Always a bright spot

Tree peony

It’s really spring when this bloom opens up.

This year the bush only has one bloom. This peony was here when we moved in 34 years ago. The maple has grown up and is shading it so the plant has gone leggy. I’m trying to root a cutting to check out a new location. It was blooming the day we brought our son home from the hospital when he was born, 32 years ago.

For Becky of Winchester’s Bright Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

High dynamic range!

Two arctic terns in wavelets sparkling in the spring sunlight.
Arctic terns on the tide flats.

These Arctic Terns are stopping by on their way north for the summer on a very bright spring day. Yesterday’s summer-like weather must have been a shock to them. On Monday I had to go in because the wind was so cold it gave me an earache (even with a good stocking cap on). Yesterday I didn’t even need a coat! Both days were sunny, but the temperature difference was about 30 degrees!

For Becky of Winchester’s Bright Squares.