A Time of Vivid Color

sunrise_2We are a few days into Spring now…the temperatures bounce back and forth, the wind blows cold and biting and some nights still dip into single digits.  But it’s a great time of year for spectacular skies as shown in this sunrise photo and a sunset photo further down in the blog.  The only thing is, you have to be ready for it.  If I had been in the kitchen I would have missed this sunrise on the first day of spring. The snow is melting slow but sure, the long icicles that hung down over the windows are now a memory.  The first narcissus have popped up next to the foundation.

The garden centers are advertising their Palm Sunday open houses coming up and I am getting itchy to see color in the yard once again.  I am hoping to get some small begonia plants that I can get started  so that by May they can be put outdoors.  But as the warmth plays hide-and-seeksunset 3-22-15,  May seems to be light years away.

No matter, everything comes in due season and having four distinct seasons makes me appreciate each one in its turn. By the time one has been around for a while I am ready to greet a new one.  The comforting hiss of radiators (yes, we still have those in this old house and I LOVE them) will be replaced by the breeze of ceiling fans.  Hobbies and interests change, except for photography which is ongoing.  Soups and stews make way for firing up the grill and lighter fare.  The lake in my sunset shot just above will be teeming with ducks, geese, gulls…and over in the outlet some blue herons and egrets, hawks, maybe even an eagle if we get lucky.

Now to get rid of the rest of the snow….

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