Yesterday, when I saw these flowers that had sprung up through the dry grass and coat of winter leaves lying strewn across a neighbor’s yard, I could hardly believe my eyes. After such a long winter, I had become so accustomed to seeing nothing but shades of brown that the bright yellow and lavender of these blossoms came as a shock. I had to stop and take a picture.
Looking at them, it’s hard to believe that I took this next picture just 6 days before the other!
I am actually a great fan of the winter, the cold weather and the snow. This season, however, has been a little too long even for me. I am looking forward to spring. My bicycle is in the garage looking sad and bored and the woodland trails I love are a muddy morass. Bring on the spring, with its its bright greens of new growth and its warm, soft grass to lie down on. It will be coming soon. Until then, however, here is a little encore for the winter: some pictures from our last two big snowfalls, one a week ago and one two weeks before that.
As I stood watching, a flash of red caught my eye. Never before had I been lucky enough to see the neighborhood fox, but there he was, in broad daylight, prowling right past the herd of deer. They watched him but gave no sign of alarm at the sight. He was bright red and bigger than I would have imagined – he came up higher than some of their knees. I could see the white tip of his tail as he made his way up the hill behind him, slinking sleekly through snow. I couldn’t catch him in a picture, but I won’t soon forget.
The deer won’t the only local animals to have a tough time this winter. We’ve done our bit for the birds, as well as for the squirrels.
Here they come!
On that note, I’ll close, hoping that I’ll have no occasion to put up any more pictures of snow until next November!
- Ah, Spring! (visionviewpoint.wordpress.com)
- Changing times, changing clime (diggingri.com)
Thanks for stopping by!
See you next time.
ahah: the owl is very…perplexed! ( perplesso, è giusto? )