Sometimes the best of times are "on location" right in our own backyard. Living in town doesn't preclude the enjoyment of wildlife and the beauty of nature in late spring. A family of quail have called our backyard home for the past few years. They travel the neighborhood during the day but as the sun dips down the "king" quail finds a lofty perch and begins calling his family home to roost, up to three dozen arriving from all points up and down the block. From the top of our backyard swing he surveys his kingdom while patiently awaiting the rest of the flock.
Nothing in nature is as pretty as blossoms on tree branches bask in the glow of a setting sun and nothing warms the heart like a carefree freckle-faced boy playing in his grandma's backyard.