Copago: that picture of Maxie at the gate is wonderful - looks like a little devil plotting something devious lol
Argus: Bananaquits (the little black/yellow/white birds) are really cute to watch aren't they? I think they're pretty much all over the Caribbean as we saw lots of them when we were in the Dominican Republic a few years ago.
Runningbare and Magicjeanie: GORGEOUS photos from you both! What kind of cameras do you have?
SpanishLiz: no robins out west yet, just the usual assortment of winter birds (sigh). But the geese are gathering, looking for nesting sites, so presumably winter is nearly over (although it's been snowing for the last two days). It's not really spring "for sure" until you hear the cranes coming home.
Schoonie: Loved the "Mordor" pic (mind you, I've been told I have an overactive imagination lol). Here are some more (natural) rock formations that look like people might have lived there some time in the long-ago. This was taken near Ice Box Canyon in Nevada. I zoomed in a LOT on this one (we were quite far away and in a moving vehicle to boot). Shame that the full height of the rocks didn't make it into the picture but I have a difficult time getting my "co-pilot" to SLOW DOWN, never mind stop lol