Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eventually.........

The weatherman advised today that we are not quite out of the clutches of winter.  It appears that it will hold on at least for a bit longer, lingering through the end of February.  Fortunately we were blessed with a wonderful sunny day today.  I enjoyed it mostly indoors.  Although it had the appearance of warmth and sunshine, the wind had a bit of a bite and the temps barely rose out of the 20's.  Still the light was a welcomed sight.  Thursday the snow comes once again to  remind us that Old Man Winter is not quite ready to leave.  Yet the signs of spring are fast approaching each day. 
The days are getting longer.  The robins have returned in abundance.  The spring flowers are slowly starting to inch their way out of the ground.  The trees have put on their pre spring buds as if in anticipation for the departure of the colder days and the warmth that is fast approaching.  So many seem to be under the blanket of winter still.  It seems that just when we finally pull ourselves out from under its cover, we are covered again.  Although we have had an ample amount of moisture this winter the manner in which it has come is wonderful for the plants that will sprout and bloom in later months.  It has not been a gushing rain that washes away the soil yet a soft blanket of snow or covering of ice that has melted slowly allowing it to seep into the ground well.  It is still off in the distance yet I can feel it coming closer each day... It will not be long until we will welcome spring in all its glory...  In the meantime I urge you to go to Jaz's site - October Farm to see some absolutely beautiful photos of her snow.  Yes she got dumped on.. yet the pictures are simply gorgeous...




7 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Ah, you and I had the same idea. Enjoy from the inside looking out although our weather was warmer. Tomorrow there's a storm on the way so Spring will begin to look further and further away...but I enjoy coming home when it is still light out. Actually I am still sitting here trying to determine "Do I or don't I" about work tomorrow. Between you and I, I think the don't is going to win out.
Mary

VintageSage said...

Oh I feel Spring just around the corner! We have been having very mild weather here in Oregon and sunny days! I can't wait for Spring! :)

Dede said...

It rained all day here until about four and then the sun came out. The ground is so squishy from all of the rain. The days are getting longer, so Spring has to be almost here. Oh, I so hope so. Try to stay warm.

(((HUGS)))

Aine Butler-Smith said...

We have been getting an unusual amount of moisture here in the desert where I live and it is bringing snow to the mountains and even into the lower elevations. It doesn't stay long at the lower elevations though but does leave the mountains pretty.
I found your blog through the faerycastle blog and I am now following you.

Aine
http://theevolvingspirit.blogspot.com

Lyon said...

Ah it's so hard for me to feel or think of spring this morning as the whole county is shut down under mounds of snow and no one is going anywhere. lol But here's to hoping!

JoyceAnn said...

We had a nice day Sunday , I ventured out and found some chickweed to cook for lunch. I'm sooo ready for Spring too , but today the weather's very windy and cold. Maybe March is coming early and Spring will come forth early too.

~ Many Blessings ~

Bridgett said...

It never ceases to amaze me when I see these flowers bursting from the ground in snow.

Simply awe-inspiring. How hardy they must be!

Stay warm.

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