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Saturday, March 20, 2010

#679 The Snow Returned

As predicted and undesired, the snow came. Two to four inches predicted. Some last night. More this afternoon. And, maybe more tonight. Guess we'll be out shoveling this afternoon. I understand that some folks are looking forward to working in their gardens this weekend. Good for them. I'm envious.

Below are some photos I just took to show the amount we have gotten so far. It looks worse in the front of the house. There is more on the way. This batch came from the North. The next batch will be coming from the South. I'm not complaining. I just want Spring to get serious.

I took this photo because I like the linear effect.

The plot on the far side of the step is where our Kockout Rose bushes and Catmint plants are located. We trimmed them back a couple of weeks ago in preparation for Spring. We do it every year. As they grow, I will post photos.

This robin is probably asking the same question I am, "If robins are a harbinger of Spring, where did all of this snow come from? And, it's cold, too".

There is something quite beautiful about a cardinal and the snow. He was in the burning bush just on the other side of the fence. As I was trying to take the photo through the window, he must have caught the motion and moved to a safer place. He is still beautiful.

I waited a while and sure enough the cardinal returned to the tree and the bush.

A telephoto lens works wonders, even when shooting through a window.




shannon said...

guh. i will think of you tomo when i am playing in the dirt, dad. although it's supposed to start raining here soon. love you!

The Real Mother Hen said...

It has been unusually warm here, hardly any snow this year. But who knows, we may get dumped plenty of the white stuff in April...? And as soon as we get some snow, letters will start appearing on the local papers, claiming global warming is a hoax. Very interesting. And very sad.

Karen said...

Great pics! I suspect it's probably all melted by now!!

Jack K. said...

Yes, it has. We are now getting some rain. The temp should be into the 70's next week. Huzzah!

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

nice to see more of your home and the garden. nice snow pics, too! we've finally got spring!