Monday, March 03, 2008

spring thaw

Three days ago, this was the scene outside of my front door. Most of us around here have grown weary of the storm warnings and weather alerts. Still, there's no denying the pristine beauty.



This was what my house looked like.


Today it's challenging to find any remaining snow or ice. I placed The Child's snowboard and saucer sled back in storage.



Notice the narrow ribbon of stubborn snow on the edge of the woods. Is it my imagination, or is the grass looking slightly green?




Most of the world outside of my house today looks like this- devoid of any hint of winter. I spied a chipmunk scurrying about, hopeful that his world was coming back to life. I imagine his legs were a bit stiff, but his speed belied that notion.



13 comments:

Patti said...

Welcome Spring! Now if only it decides to stay.....

Betty said...

Dear Patti,

Yes, I'm afraid this post is based upon wishful thinking......

Hugs,
Betty

Daisy said...

Spring is around the corner. I can't wait.

Betty said...

Dear Daisy,

I'm with you!

Hugs,
Betty

Lynilu said...

It's not you imagination ... there is a hint of green in those pictures. Spring will tease us, I suspect, for another 4-6 weeks, but it is not far away!! Sighh! :)

Betty said...

Dear Lynilu,

Yes, I'm afraid you're correct. I just hope for a nice long spring. (Last year we went from winter directly into summer!)

Hugs,
Betty

Big Dave T said...

Oh so cruel. I rose at 5 a.m. this morning so I could shovel six inches of snow from my walk. No spring here.

I'm headed south on Saturday but I see it's going to be 38 degrees in Chattanooga that day. How far south do I have to go?

Betty said...

Dear Big Dave,

If it's any consolation, winter is back here too. Not 5 inches, but there is snow cover and plenty of icy roads. More is predicted for Friday. Sigh....

Hugs,
Betty

Kacey said...

Beautiful, beautiful winter! I love looking at it from sunny southern Florida. My kids are really suffering in Ohio -- they had another six inches today. Better not put that sled away --- you could get more--- even in April.

Betty said...

Well, Kacey, I spoke too soon, as you'll see in my new post....

Hugs,
Betty

WaterLearner said...

Hi Betty,

Your house reminds me of the days I spent in Holland, Utrecht. Thanks for the pictures!

Betty said...

Thanks for stopping by, Waterlearner!

Hugs,
Betty

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