16 April 2010

out of the blue

overnight, a surprise - it snowed! a thin blanket covering the green grasses, pale clumps on tree buds, white mantles over blooming azaleas. all my daffodils are bent down under the weight of the heavy wet snow. this snow melts fast, though, and will soon be gone. here it clusters and drips off a forsythia branch, already in bloom. more snow showers tonight and perhaps tomorrow. ah, me. here's to new england springs!

25 comments:

Californian said...

Thanks. Spring is the best time of the year. The trees wait for their new green dress.Spring provides them with the brand new green apparel free. Generous spring.

Life in California said...

Spring is beautiful

The flower is cool

The blog is successful

The nature is wonderful

and it is bountiful

Tabor said...

Mother Nature always keeps you on your toes!

Rachelle14 said...

God bless you! Here in SC, we can't decided if it's still spring for if it's now summer. I grew up in Northern PA and I highly dislike the snow...so whether you like it or not, I feel sorry for you! :D That is a beautiful picture, though.

Jo said...

Our forsythia has already bloomed and now dressed in it's summer outfit of green leaves. We aren't as far north as you are though.

GReeN said...

love anything natural...

great pictures... very nice there having spring session..

we just start winter in here (Australia)

Lynne said...

Lovely photo; thanks for sharing.

Kisma said...

Love it! I just spent a few hours at the nursery trying to decide what to buy but am waiting one more week to avoid any last minute surprises.

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

We will be getting some spring weather here in Northern CA this weekend....the cows will be happy, being let out to graze in the pastures:)

Matt Conlon said...

I was bummed we didn't get any snow out here in Easter Mass, I sort of felt gypped this year, like winter left us without saying goodbye.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

No snow here in the Caribbean, all is bright and very hot.rie

Kay said...

Nice ..I always enjoy your blog

Kristen said...

Beautiful pictures and captions. I just found your blog and became a follower. I love the word serendipity.

Anne said...

We just moved out of New Hampshire but I have quite a few friends who were surprised by the snow prediction. Now that we live in Seattle snow will be a distant memory... What am I to do with all my lovely winter jackets? I guess visit often!

Innocentia said...

Sounds amazing, in South Africa only a few places have snow and I have not been to these places yet. Now I have a rosy and pleasant idea of how it will be.

Angie said...

You never know what's coming next in the spring. We got below freezing, but no snow. Ah, spring. I hope all your plants are ok!

C. Henson said...

I love the nature pictures you produce. I live in Dallas, TX, a locale known far more for it's bland, cookie-cutter landscaping and pollution than for anything resembling a natural environment. Soon, soon, I'll be able to leave this state and move back to New Zealand. =P

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Disco and Dexter said...

Happy Spring to you!

Although I love the snow, there's a time and a place for it, and its definitely not in April. What ever happened to April showers bringing May flowers?

:) Great blog.

nightengale said...

I truly miss spring in the North East.
Enjoy it. It's truly a beautiful time of year.

Mar-Cee-Ah said...

I came across your blog on a cloudy-gray early morning - and what a lift it gave me! Your writing is wonderful and the photos so crisp - don't know which I like more - but I don't have to decide - I can emjoy both!!

Elephant said...

That is a lovely photo. Your blog came up in the "Blogs of Note" section as I was browsing through them. I'm new to blogging but am very excited about it :) I love your quote from Thoreau in your About Me section. Have you read Walden? And I SO concur on your entry about the cube tissue boxes...quite frustrating :P

chris said...

now, a week later, spring has returned with no more signs of snow. i sure hope that's the end of it for us!

kisma, i planted a bit this week. shade perennials that were in bloom elsewhere and a few pansies. and angie, so far, they're doing fine!

LESAPEA MUSINGS, i just can't imagine hot anywhere right now. after a day of open windows, tonight i'm freezing again! Innocentia, also odd to think of snow in africa, but i guess it makes sense that there could be some in the southern part.

Disco and Dexter, the last time i looked - and honestly, it was about two weeks ago, the mayflowers were in big fat bud - so i'm betting they've bloomed by now. hmmm, tomorrow's post, perhaps! (does that make them april flowers???)

Anne and nightengale, i'll try to keep you tuned into weather in NH now that you've moved away. :-) but you know how fickle weather here can be!

Mar-Cee-Ah, so glad you like this spot. thank you for your visit. you too, Elephant and yes, i read walden a looong time ago!

thanks, all, for your kind words and comments!

Kerrin said...

I just adore your photos

the art of graphite said...

Your photos and descriptions are great, I'm really enjoying reading your blog, found it in blogs of note, and its very worthy. Thank you.

? said...

Your blog is a crime!!! It tempts me to move to your country. arghhh..

I really like your photos though. *and also your funny way of thinking. Keep up the good work.

I was kinda bored with internet these days, and reading your blog gives me something to do.