Photo(s) of the Day: Harbingers of Spring

© Tracey Capone Photography 2013

© Tracey Capone Photography 2013

The joke in Chicago is that there are two seasons: Winter and Traffic. Based on the last few years, where most of Spring has been cool and rainy, with a few, beautiful sunny days dropped in there for good measure, followed very quickly by a slam of Summer heat, I believe it. Thankfully, Spring seems to be trying to eek out a few more of those beautiful days a little earlier this year and, along with the spring blooms, it’s bringing out some of my favorite little creatures.

© Tracey Capone Photography 2013

© Tracey Capone Photography 2013

With the budding of the trees and flowering bushes, comes the Yellow Warblers, Thrushes and the like. I am very lucky to have some outdoor space right outside my apartment and, sitting on my deck get to witness any number of indigenous species, from birds to butterflies, busily preparing themselves for the Spring and Summer ahead. Today’s photos of the day, “Harbingers of Spring” were captured yesterday in various spots around my apartment.

© Tracey Capone Photography 2013

© Tracey Capone Photography 2013

I am looking forward to getting out to Chicago Botanical Gardens and Morton Arboretum for some of the wonderful blooms that are starting to grace us, in the meantime, I am very happily watching several female Yellow Warblers in the tree out in front gathering for their nests.

Enjoy!
*tracey*

Photo of the Day- “Signs”

"Signs" - Tracey Capone Photography

I don’t know what the weather is like where you’re at but here, in Chicago, it doesn’t seem to want to make up it’s mind. One day it’s pouring rain, the next day it’s sunny but cold, then rainy and hot. Thankfully, today is already shaping up to be a beautiful day weather wise so I thought I would make today’s photo of the day, “Signs” a macro of a beautiful Spring bud I came across while walking around Chicago.

Whatever the weather is like where you are, I hope you enjoy your day! I’ll be off for a couple of days enjoying some much anticipated time with my mom and brother. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy!

*tracey*