Monday, January 24, 2011

Thaw no more


Ready to blossom?  Not yet!



Last week’s thaw brought a reprieve from the cold winter weather. Flora and fauna rejoiced.  The rabbits arose from their burrows hopping around looking for fresh shoots.  The trees sprouted buds and the irises poked up through the formerly frozen ground.  Now they will all have to just put it on hold.

This week winter returned with a vengeance.  Old man winter has come back from his northern vacation home and he is spreading his icy breath all over the place. 

The false spring is history. I’m no groundhog but I am predicting a bit more winter.  So you had better button up.


12 comments:

Art by JFM said...

Mother Nature doesn't like to be fooled with so ol' man winter better quit playing games or he'll have to answer to her!

Love your words and these photos are neat!

Theanne... said...

It's such an amazing thing that just a little bit of warmth can cause plants to start to grow...enjoyed your post!

Magic Love Crow said...

I think there is going to be more winter too Crystal! It's funny though, just a little warmth, will bring out the plants! Poor little guys, they were tricked!!!

LadyCat said...

The green sprouts are such hopeful signs. Too bad they were short lived. They will be back, though, and hopefully to stay for a while next time : )

Carol Blackburn said...

Oh, I always get a bit nervous when I see buds sprouting too early. Hopeful.....but nervous!

Franz said...

The cold did not even want to go!
Here in Sardinia island's snowing!

Ciao Crystal!

Wanda said...

I saw a few new green shoots coming up in my flowerbed today!

Hints of Spring....Yes!

jamberry_song said...

Lovely photos! :3
I'm hoping against hope that warmer weather will make its way to us soon. This morning it was negative 22 degrees outside here. :(

Janice said...

Signs of spring are so hopeful. I see daffodils barely peeking through the soil, a sign of future beauty.

Leovi said...

Great composition of shapes, lights and shadows.

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

I'm so sick of winter!! You should join Maria and I in our quest to paint 28 paintings in 28 days in February. Should be fun!

Luzia said...

Yes, yes, spring is coming:-)) I look forward to the Iris....... In June I want to visit Monet´s garden in Giverny (France). A lot of wonderful flowers and Iris are waiting there to be photographed by me. Hugs from Luzia.

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