Bidding Winter goodbye


Tomorrow is the official first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Unfortunately, in the particular part of the Northern Hemisphere where I live, Winter seems not to have gotten that message.

I’ve gone into Boston for meetings the last couple of days, and the snow is all but gone there. Roofs, roads, and ground are free of snow and ice, save for the occasional fist-sized stubborn lump of ice remaining from what once have been a mighty mound.

Not so in my neck of the woods. Here is my front yard:

This is the mound of snow and ice resulting from shoveling out the top of the driveway. This was this morning. It was 20 degrees out.

It’s true that I have really enjoyed looking at and taking pictures of many of the ice and snow formations.

I have many, many photos of ice and snow. Icicles, frost, falling snow. Snow flakes, snow men, snow caves. Sparkling ice in the morning sun. Smooth frozen puddles with embedded bubbles and cracks. Fluffy untrampled snow, and interesting patterns of tracks in the snow. Quite honestly, I am about ready to move on to another subject matter.

Soon, I hope to fill up my phone with images of green shoots and early blooms. Unfortunately , this is where our first crocuses tend to emerge:

There are many things that I like about Winter. One of them is that it eventually ends and gives way to Spring. So, here’s wishing a fond farewell to Winter. (And here’s hoping that Winter gets the message and departs. Before I have to file a restraining order against it.)

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6 responses to “Bidding Winter goodbye

  1. I particularly like image 5. It appears to be a perfect crystal fish. What an eye you have.

  2. Wow, I really hope it all melts soon. There’s only so much snow and ice one can take. Hang in there!

  3. Hi Alejna –

    There’s a saying in Wisconsin that winter comes with the Halloween Ghost and leaves with the Easter Bunny. Seems that may be the case for you guys over in Massachusetts too this year!

  4. Yes indeed. Me too. Nice ice shots, but not nice ice.

  5. Beautiful photos. The thing that has gotten me down the most about this winter has been those humongous piles of dirty snow [as shown in your third photo]. Those obstruction just will not melt! *meh*

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