Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.



It’s definitely spring here in Michigan. Proof is everywhere, but especially at our backyard birdfeeders.

The male goldfinches have turned yellow, and it seems like it happened overnight.

Olive green one day, brilliant yellow the next.

Or so it seems anyway.

I hope my little goldfinch made you smile. What says spring where you live? Has it happened yet or does winter still hold your neighborhood hostage? OR….are you in the southern hemisphere and you’re headed into autumn? What changes are happening in your backyard?

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.

21 thoughts on “Yellow

  1. The goldfinches are dominating the view here in my yard, too, Dawn. The female redwing blackbirds have arrived today, which has made for an awful lot of fun, as well.

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  2. I saw a bright yellow finch this week too! The bird activity seems a bit frenetic right now. I think they are happy to be able to focus on something besides trying to keep warm.


  3. Same here in Maine. I looked out the window a couple of days ago, and I saw yellow goldfinches at the feeder. When did that happen? When I wasn’t looking, I guess. What a welcome sight!


  4. I don’t see finches here in sunny FL, but the cardinals are all over the place. Plus the huge magnolia in the yard across the street from me is loaded with blooms just waiting to burst open.


  5. What gorgeous images of this yeller feller, Dawn. Has Penny started chasing the birds yet? We came home from our 3 week trip to a green backyard but your bare branches look a lot like yours! The sun is up higher and out longer so I know spring is here just slow.


  6. In our yard, the birds seem to be limited to house sparrows and hummingbirds, which are here year-round. Spring for us is the blooming daffodils and tulips, along with the fat lilac buds and peonies popping up out of the ground. I miss the goldfinches, so thank you for the photos.


    • It’s a great year for daffodils around here, must have been the perfect spring, everybody’s daffodils are just beautiful! No hummers for us here yet, but they’ll be here in a couple weeks. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures of our little gold one.


  7. The temperatures nudged 28C here this afternoon, so I think Spring is on its way out, Dawn. Lovely to find so many colourful wildflowers in the fields. Soon they will be brown and dry. Whereas England was just burgeoning into green, dappled with golden daffodils.


  8. What a little charmer. It’s bird central near you!


  9. Love these little cheery finches! Yesterday was gorgeous, but then a cold front blew in. Now our skies are gray and that rain/wind is pretty raw. But little Monkey is relishing the cooler temps!


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