Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What a difference a day makes

Last weekend the tepmperature of 84 degrees broke all records, and then this week we had thundersnow which dumped 4-6 inches of heavy white stuff. We took these photos at Bee Tree Park last week.


Nature knits and purls maroon buds to every branch; the loamy earth awakens .

In a crook of the rippled lake still water cradles debris. Autumn’s discarded foliage clings to spring algae propagating in sunshine

golden as the finch that flew this nest, confused by four inches of unexpected snow.

20 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Simply beuatiful!

Linda O'Connell said...

Thanks Claudia. I love when sprng returns. This has been a long winter.

K9friend said...

Have we had some crazy weather or what? The best thing of all about snow in late March is that it will be gone in the blink of an eye!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Linda O'Connell said...

Amen, Pat!

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Please do NOT send that snow east. No no no no no no. We are already thinking this is the year of "eternal winter."

Enjoyed your photos. Susan

Pearl said...

Could Minneapolis be far behind?! Fingers crossed!

Pearl

BECKY said...

Ditto! This winter has been particularly "different"...and thank goodness it is almost April!!

Cathy C. Hall said...

Love the lines you paired with the photos. You've got a poet's heart, Linda!

Bookie said...

Very nice job, Linda!

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Let the warmth begin in earnest! Lovely pics, great post!

Thisisme. said...

Hi. Lovely photos and the composition of the second one is brilliant! I think everyone thinks that it's been a long winter this year and we're all patiently waiting for spring! Everything is coming alive in the garden again, and it's just wonderful to see it.

Chatty Crone said...

Isn't it amazing - 84 degrees one day and snow the next! Now fair either.
sandie

Sioux said...

You captured some lovely images...A photographer as well as a writer!

I especially love the simplicity of the last photo.

Lynn said...

Yes, I love spring too. We still have some snow in our yard - the stuff that glides off the roof and lands in a big pile. I'm not liking it too much.

Odie Langley said...

Lovely pictures Linda. I never get tired of looking at signs of new life.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Lovely pics! I'm still wondering if it's safe to put away the ice melt and my snow shovel. :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Spring has definitely sprung here in Georgia. We had some very warm temps, in the high 70s and 80s, and now this week rainy and back in the 60s. Typical! But everything is blooming and looks gorgeous.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hello to all of you. Spring's debut makes me all warm and fuzzy inside, and it allows me to put my warm and fuzzy nightgowns away. It has been nearly half a year of winter. Enough.

Debora said...

You are more optimistic than me...I'm still sporting the fuzzy nightgown look along with flannel sheets. But things are looking promising. The bank reader-board said 56 degrees here in Western Washington today. I'll take that!

Tammy said...

Those pictures are almost as pretty as the wording. ;)