Spring? Not here.

The nature blogosphere is rife with sightings of spring — pretty pink flowers, Red-winged Blackbirds singing, buds bursting from their winter protection.  Not here, not soon I fear.  Instead we have alternating cycles of snow, icy rain, and bright sun that forms lovely icicles on all horizontal surfaces, and then a repeat.  This is pretty much what it has looked like for the last month.

snowfall evening before

Time to rev up the snowblower and clear off the driveway.

Time to rev up the snowblower and clear off the driveway.

Next morning, bright sun begins to melt the newly accumulated snow.

Next morning, bright sun begins to melt the newly accumulated snow.

But, it’s been a great season for cross-country skiing, and the temperatures are mostly above 0 F.  So, what is there to complain about?  Not being a native Minnesotan, I need my fix of warm weather with colorful scenery.   The backyard will focus on lands to the south for the next couple of weeks.  Looking forward to it!

7 thoughts on “Spring? Not here.

  1. the scenery is very pretty, and I think I would like it better than the continual gray skies and fog that we have in winter.. now when the sun does come out, we say “quick run outside before it disappears”

  2. Can’t wait to see you upcoming posts from the south…I remember that mid-Febuary in Oregon we already had daffodills bloolming, not here in MA. Also, did you see UST just named a lay person and a women as president! Wow!

  3. Enjoy your reprieve from Minnesotan weather, Sue! My oldest daughter lives in NOLA and I do feel a twinge of envy when I see pics of them wearing tee shirts and going for sunny walks in Audubon Park.

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