During the first part of this past week the birds and humans alike were wondering what happened to spring.
You can probably barely make out the new growth below that was encased in ice.
I think this coming week (I'm posting on Sunday) may have some similar mood swings as March draws to an end.
I do love big fat icicles.
Frozen trees are lovely too although branches sometimes snap under the weight.
Pleasant spring weather returned for the end of the week.
I've stopped worrying about damage because the flowers and new growth are happening in waves.
One day there is some damage from temperature drops and ice but a whole new wave of flowers starts up as soon as it warms up.
Although a few trees and early flowering bushes lost their flowers for the season, others are just getting started.
Some early spring flowers are very tenacious.
I don't mind the temperature swings too much if I remind myself that I always complain about summer heat.
I also enjoy change although having such big differences in temperatures every couple of days can be draining for some reason.
I am tired of gray skies but most weeks we get at least a day or two with some blue.
I think the American Robin below looks like she's ready to dance.
Periwinkle is an early spring flowering ground cover I enjoy.
I have a lot of periwinkle in my yard but the ivy is starting to overtake some of the areas I planted with periwinkle a long time ago.
My redbud tree above is beginning to show the beginnings of flowers.
The low growing flowering volunteers above are weeds but I like them so I call them volunteers.
Most of the forsythia bushes in my neighborhood aren't blooming yet but I spotted the one below on a walk.
I'm curious if the bed below only has a couple of daffodils or if more flowers will come up later.
We have had a couple of pretty sunsets over the past seven days.
On a Sunday walk this morning I reminded myself to photograph some bare winter trees before they all sprout leaves.
This was the first Sunday in several weeks where it didn't start to rain until the afternoon.
I don't mind all the wet weather as much if at least part of the day is suitable for a walk.
I do enjoy the way there are different seasons represented in nature during the transition from one season to the next.