I'll begin this post with the end of last week because those days had the last of the blue that I've seen in the sky.
Spring was going full force before winter came back.
I am usually not in a hurry for winter to end because I don't like hot weather.
However, this year I'm definitely ready for spring to return.
Saturday was the last day we had before the skies turned gray.
Sunday was rainy then Monday began with rain, followed by sleet, freezing rain and a little snow mixed in.
I think ice trees are very beautiful but this time of the year I am ready for an end to the ice.
I feel sorry for the birds too because they seemed to be going into their spring rituals before the weather turned nasty.
The ice on the tree buds below almost looks like barbed wire to me.
The bird was watching me put out cold weather treats.
I do find this kind of weather fun to photograph.
The ice on top of the bushes below almost looks like little flowers.
Late Tuesday afternoon the temperatures inched above freezing.
When the ice started falling out of the trees as it melted, an ice shower fell from the trees and I needed an umbrella outside to protect my head.
If the sun ever comes out I'll investigate and see how the flowers have fared. I know some flowers, both in the trees and on the ground, have already turned brown after the difficult weather.