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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Our World Tuesday and Nature Notes: March zipping along

I can't believe March is already half way done.


The photographs in this post begin with March 10 and go through March 16, 2014.


It's raining while I prepare this post early Sunday evening.


It's supposed to change over to freezing rain and possibly a little snow tonight.


Saturday was warm so I'm guessing any frozen precipitation won't amount to much because the ground was warm before the temperatures returned to cool and cold.


Monday is only supposed to get a degree or two above freezing.

I'm sure the plants and animals alike join me in hoping the frozen precipitation doesn't accumulate this time.


Everywhere I look there are new flowers and buds.

 There is something so fresh and lovely to me about early light blossoms.


 Yellow blooms are like sunlight on the ground to me.


 Saturday was a perfect day for a walk.


 It was also a great day for people to ride their bicycles.


 Storms this winter brought down quite a few trees.


 I don't know if the green spots on the underwater rocks are algae or moss.


I'm used to seeing moss on the rocks above the water but I'm not used to seeing any green underwater in this particular creek.


I'm guessing it's not algae because the green isn't floating on the surface which is what I think of algae as doing.


 The thin trees almost look like they are side walls to me.


 Looking up the bare trees are beginning to get a feathery look.


 I associate that feathery look as being a harbinger of spring.


 The pothole in the park parking lot almost always has a reflection for me.


Although I took the shot above on a sunny day, rain from prior days remained.


I'm not a big fan of summer heat but this year I'm ready for a stretch of warm days.

 The male cardinal below was tilting his head side to side.



Leora said...

Looks like spring signs are aspringing in your neck of the woods. Enjoy. Love the tilted head of the cardinal.

Judy said...

Beautiful spring shots! We are finally starting to melt.

Tropical Life Style said...

Spring is already near and I’m delighted to see the proof of beauty here, my dear. You have a good shot from the beginning until the end. Beautiful!

Sebastian Chuter

Penelope Puddlisms said...

What a cute bird to finish off this series of shots. His tilted head gives him a curious look as if he is wondering about something … perhaps when lunch is being served. :)

Icy BC said...

So many beautiful shots to see! Glad to see things growing in your part of the world..

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver, you got an amazing set of images, with beautiful colors, those gorgeous flowers in close up and I also love the bikes!Spring is wonderful there!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The cardinal looks happy to welcome the change in season. I am happy to see your daffodils and the beautiful flowering tree branches against the sky. Happy Spring!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful signs of spring!! Love the flowers and the wonderful colors! Thanks, as always, Carver, for sharing the beauty! Have a great new week! And Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images. I like the flowers.

eileeninmd said...

Carver, you are seeing lovely signs of Spring.. The daffodils are pretty. And I love the cute Robin.. No flowers here yet.. Hopefully soon. Lovely images! Enjoy your week!

Fun60 said...

The trees just have that halo of colour around them before they burst into blossom.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous Spring like photography ~ still pretty cold here in MA ~ thanks, xxx

artmusedog and carol

Mary said...

All the signs of spring in one post! Gorgeous photos! :)

NatureFootstep said...

your spring seem to be ahead of us. And I thought it was early. Lovely images of your nature.

Arija said...

How lovely your spring is with blossom and sunny daffodils. Perfect for a long walk.

Photo Cache said...

thanks for all these spring shots. i love the bicycling shot a lot.

Marie said...

GORGEOUS spring shots! Wow--this is what it's supposed to look like right now and so many people are still staring out their windows at snow and ice!

Karen said...

Oh wow Carver, spring has sprung in your part of the world. A great series, love those daffies!


Beautiful...Spring has arrived. And with that freshness in the air and beautiful photo ops which you've kindly shared.

McGuffy Ann said...

A truly beautiful, hopeful post! Thank you for sharing.

Shey Wicklund said...

Looks like it was a nice day for a walk. Fantastic and relaxing shots. Loving the blooms in the ground and in the trees. said...

I think it's moss. Happy to see Spring has reached NC. Can we be far behind?

Rambling Woods said...

The weather is so up and down even for you. But I enjoyed seeing the start of spring in your area. Michelle

DeniseinVA said...

A fantastic series of shots! Perchance to dream of Spring :)


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