Friday, February 19, 2010

it's just around the corner - really


solo post - L, nikon (March 3, 2009 and March 18, 2009)

I started out tonight with two photos - one on top of a budding tree and one on the bottom of the same tree with snow covering those buds just 2 weeks later. They were photos from one year ago - the first one this same date, February 19 last year , and the snow one 2 weeks later on March 3. That seemed sort of discouraging. So I changed my mind about that approach. I kept looking just a few weeks later to see what I could find and found a different set of photos to use. I found this to be true: just two weeks after the snow photos there were photos on March 18th of Taylor at school having a picnic on green, green grass in a sleeveless dress! and there were photos of daffodils at the market and forsythia in full bloom and redbud trees bursting with purple. So when the temperatures reach 63ยบ Sunday I should try not to get over anxious for spring - packing away the winters clothes, and not get discouraged when the temps dip once more into the 20s, but I should know that in about a month, in all probability, spring will be here in full color. That pop of red that the cardinal brings against the gray background of winter will be replaced with pops of yellows and purples against bright greens of spring and I will be able to shed the sweaters and feel the sun on my bare skin soon enough. Spring really is just around the corner.
I wonder what you find in your photo library in March of last year?

11 comments:

red or gray black and white said...

oh the difference a year makes...your tow lovely images remind me that there ws ALOT more green lastyear!

S. Etole said...

everything is beautiful in its time ...

Gayle said...

Those are both such beautiful images! I think I'll go browse through my photos from March last year and see what I find.

Claire said...

you have just inspired me to go and look...

l, your photo of the buds helps me to put matters into perspective.

Line said...

I have look and I don't want to think about spring not yet, in Canada winter is so long, so for me spring won't come before april I guess, I love your sweet shots!!!

margie said...

i saw a cardinal yesterday, so red.

Jewels said...

What a great idea!!! Michigan is very unpredictible this time of year :)

Mary said...

Oh thank you so much for this -- it's just what I needed to see today! :)

tami said...

I love it when my forsythia blooms . . . It has little buds on it now. Spring will come : )

georgia b. said...

oh, my. that cardinal pic is stunning. that is my favorite bird. your shot is probably one of my favorite i've ever seen. truly.

i too get over-zealous for spring every year. i can not help it. i need to learn patience, because chicago springs can start out very cold and unspring-like. if i get too anxious for spring, i'll just set myself up for disappointment every time. still, i wait daily and count the days until i can go out and dress a little lighter.

less than a month!!!

Jaime said...

Mother Nature gives us color no matter what the weather is doing.

So beautiful, these images. I have never seen a cardinal. I think I would gasp very loudly and scare the poor thing away if I did see one.
;)

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