Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Stranded

Snow is melting in these parts, but looking day to day you'd be hard pressed to recognize it happening. This photograph was not pulled from my archives. It was taken yesterday, as spring broke. Like grass racing to be mowed in June, gaining those 8 pounds over the winter, or reaching another birthday, the refrain is usually the same. When did that happen? Heading into the city last night, Elenka and I both noticed that the snow cover is certainly, slowing receding. It's easy to see that the process though is lot slower on our front lawn and back yard then in other places along the way. Every year it's the same. No kidding. We must be in some snow belt region of town, because when we get hit, we get slammed. In mid-storm it's unrecognizable happening; however, during late March and early April when brown grass is rearing its ugly head on city lawns, we're usually still layered with melting snow.
Ah, but it's spring.
The daylight, still showing at 7 PM, tells me so.
A winter's grip...
This too shall pass.

17 comments:

  1. For sure the increasing hours or daylight make me feel like spring is truly getting closer in spite of what it still looks like outside.

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  2. I'm sure glad that's not my car. :-)

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  3. happy spring and best wishes for warm weather .. there is a wikipedia article about heat maps which might explain the snow being slow to melt in your front yard

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  4. Soon... snowdrops and then daffs...

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  5. Is there a spring in your step now?

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  6. We're getting snow today. Like you, I took shots yesterday, and it's a bit hard to believe that was the first day of spring.

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  7. It is Spring and nice to know that at least the days are longer---it is now even, day and night here. 12 and 12 hrs. But we got gray and rain and green everywhere. I hope the white tapers off anyway.
    MB

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  8. What a stark contrast to spring in Phoenix.

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  9. Oh What a snow! See the car has gone inside the snow...

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  10. Wow - we have only little bits of snow left in deeply shaded areas. It may be June before all yours is gone!

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  11. Our spring is not much better today, but we are spared the snow!

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  12. The longer days seem good enough to make me happier but I've not been blanketed in the white stuff. Snow, snow go away...

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  13. Maybe the owner of that car can find it now.

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  14. I guess that you get used to it.

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  15. We have had our last snowfall dumped on us last night (3/23); will it EVER end, and this was a light snow year for us!!

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