Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



It’s possible that spring is closer than the snow on the ground foreshadows.

Trying out my summer look.

This little goldfinch was on my railing a couple days ago, sporting his fresh yellow feather patch. You might even think he was showing off.

And coincidently I sent this little goldfinch to a friend that same day.

Flying off to say HI to someone far far away.

Maybe it doesn’t mean anything, but I like to think spring is here. Of course I think that every year about now.

But then on the 25th this guy showed up. I was so shocked I couldn’t focus the camera.

Definite proof, even if he is the only one so far.

Ah huh. This year, for sure, spring is here early.

Yep. No question about it.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

13 thoughts on “Tantalizing

  1. I LOVE your Goldfinch card, Dawn! Still no redwing blackbirds yet…. next couple of days….


  2. Now if you can just get Old Man Winter to recognize that spring is here.

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  3. I spent the weekend cutting back all my shrubs that suffered during our hard freeze. Spring had better be on the way.


  4. I love your goldfinch card!

    I saw a goldfinch in my yard this weekend who looked very similar to your little visitor. I am hoping for Spring to get here soon, too! As long as the juncos are visiting my feeders, I know that I have to be patient. Tomorrow I need to clean out the bird houses to ready them for this year’s residents. 😊

    The tree pollen has started early this year. We just had snow a few weeks ago! (Richmond VA)


    • We still have lots of juncos too, I know what you mean. They’re here ,so it’s still winter! We don’t have anything close to tree pollen yet around here! There’s still snow on the ground!


  5. What gorgeous gold feathers!! And the last one? Is it a blackbird? Great capture, Dawn, and I so love your greeting card.


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