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Thursday, March 20, 2014

SkyWatch Friday: What happened to spring?

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.


DeniseinVA said...

Lovely photos Carver. I think we are all looking forward to Spring. I don't like the hot and humid weather, but after so many snowfalls, the flowers will be a welcome sight. Particularly looking forward to seeing the dogwoods bloom again.

Judy said...

Beautiful series Carver. It does look like barbed wire in that shot.

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow. Did you ever have ice rain! We did not. It's raining right now. The cats are ticked off!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Anonymous said...

Lovely shots. The same thing happened here - right from spring to winter again.

Photo Cache said...

that is a yummy blue sky on the top of the post. we didn't seem to have a semblance of winter weather so i'm practically in spring mode for a while now.

happy sky watching.

Cezar and Léia said...

The weather changes quickly and I'm impressed by your pictures. Love the first image!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Oh Carver, you beautiful in spring.
I also see a recurrence of winter.
Beautiful series Carver.
I marvel at your terrific photos.
Yours very sincerely :)

Sylvia K said...

Well, of course, those happy blue, spring skies took my breath away, but the gray, snowy ones are incredibly beautiful as well!! Great shots for the day, Carver, regardless of the season!! Have a lovely weekend!!

Randi said...

I can´t believe this...feel sorry for all spring flowers on the trees! I have never seen this before...!!!
I wish you a warm and sunny weekend!

Steffi said...

Fantastic different photos,Carver!Have a great weekend!

Icy BC said...

Wow..what a confusing weather! I sure hope the flowers will thrive after the freeze.

eileeninmd said...

This winter and the weather has been crazy... I love the pretty blue sky with the blossoms. Beautiful images.. Have a happy weekend!

Merisi said...

What a bummer after such lovely and promising beginnings!

May spring take hold soon, happy sky watching,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You do make winter look appealing -- your photos are magical. I have to stop and remember how much I hate cold toes and bones -- otherwise, I would wish to see these tree "ice sculptures" in person.

I hope Spring finally comes to stay soon for you.

carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic blue skies and creative photography with all kinds of signs of Spring ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots from nature.

Karen said...

Lovely icy shots, but like you, I am ready for spring. It snowed here again today.

Sally in WA said...

The ice does make for interesting shots, but time for Spring and the return to blossoms and blooms. Hope things fared okay with that burst of winter.

Kusum said...

Beautiful photo-essay!

lina@women perspective said...

Enjoying your changeable sky shots.

K V V S MURTHY said...

What a beautiful series of pics..!

thomas said...

Flowers makes me like spring time.

Laura said...

beautiful blossoms, even with icy coats!

Heather said...

Spring can be so fickle, warm one day and cold the next. Much as I love the blossoms in the third pic down, ice photos can be fun to photograph. My WW

Ajay Kumar said...

Really spring is wonderful.Nice collection of pictures.

Ajay Kumar said...

Really spring is wonderful.Nice collection of pictures.


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