Essence of Gold

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Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

-Robert Frost

HNWR Warbler Prothonotary_9247 acsProthonotary Warbler

HNWR Flicker_9449 acsNorthern Flicker, showing why it is known as “Yellow-shafted Flicker”

HNWR Warbler Palm_9707 aPalm Warbler

HNWR Bee Redbud_0162 aBumblebee on redbud blossoms

HNWR Sparrow Savannah_0343 aSavannah Sparrow

HNWR Warbler YeRu_5420 acsYellow-rumped Warbler

HNWR Warbler YeRu_5437 aYellow-rumped Warbler, showing the yellow rump

HNWR Warbler Yellow_5327 aYellow Warbler

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The golden days of Spring, soon to give way to the deep green of Summer

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