Spring Is Here!
Perched on top of a 10 m concrete pole, this mourning dove is incubating a pair of eggs. Her chicks will hatch shortly and they need all the protection she could offer them. A few days before, this expecting mother couldn't resist the temptation of her lusty male companion. It's a first time for the young couple and the mating was so pleasing they ought to do it again, before the season is gone.
With the earlier rise of the sun and the longer days, a mysterious alarm ticked inside the biological clock of this beautifully colored tree. In a matter of hours, hundreds of blossoms turned into violet flowers. What little bird, what insect can resist this temptting colorful feast. All the better for the tree, for it has insured the spread of pollen to others of the species for miles and miles around. Sex is everywhere, spring is here.