2013-04-25 A close-up from the same scene as yesterday's shot (and many thanks for the comments on that shot). Everything is blossoming. Three weeks ago we were shovelling snow, now the public swimming pools are opening up early. High temp predicted today 27C (80F)
2013-04-24 Along the Danube, especially in the Wachau region, the apricot trees are in full blossom. Sunday was a peak 'blossom sighting' day, with car traffic along the river-side roads moving very slowly indeed. This shot was taken while waiting for a ferry to cross the river at Spitz an der Donau.
many thanks for the enthusiastic comments about the young herons.
2013-04-22 A few days ago I posted a shot of a newly born Heron and mother (http://www.jerrybarton.eu/gallery/12809003_GAzkc#!i=2463722719&k=Jh59WCR) Here is the update - two chicks getting bigger quickly. I may manage another shot in a few days, but leaves are now growing on the trees.
Many thanks for your kind comments on the white heron shot. I'll keep trying for a closer one.