spring can’t be too far off…

Sunshine today dodging in and out of the clouds. A closer look suggests that there are buds beginning to form. Seems a bit early, but the weather has been milder than usual.IMG_8622

“People simplify ‘Apollonian’ into ‘mild’, and ‘calm’, and ‘cool’. But ‘Apollonian’ and ‘Dionysian’ are two sides of one coin–a nun kneeling in her cell, holding perfectly still, can be in ecstacy more frenzied than any priestess of Pan Priapus celebrating the vernal equinox.”
― Robert A. HeinleinStranger in a Strange Land

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34 thoughts on “spring can’t be too far off…

    • Well… after I did this post, along came this cold spell, but it looks like it may not stick around for too long. I’ve always looked forward to spring as soon as we pass the winter solstice. I don’t mind the cold or the rain half a much as the short, dark days and that’s when they start getting longer again.

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  1. I like it a lot, Gunta, although it seems that it’s waaay to early for buds. And as far as your storm is concerned, I hope you’ll save some of the moisture for us…we’re supposed to be getting a fair amount of snow over the next couple of days…coming from your direction. It will help in making pretty pictures for you…. 😉

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    • The weather has been almost as moody as I am. The storm last night apparently dropped a whole bunch of rain. The sun was managing to show itself through the clouds this morning, but at this moment, it’s back to hiding behind the clouds. Fear not… there’s plenty of clouds left to bring you more snow. 🙂

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      • ….and just minutes later, it turned so dark I had to turn on the lights and the clouds opened up and the hail came down, covering parts of the yard in some white stuff!

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      • Well I hope you manage to get a little more sunny, yourself…. 😉 And I shall fear not…am looking at all the dark clouds outside the window here at work…waiting for the dump to commence…. 🙂

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  2. Seeing the first emergence of buds here too Gunta, on the alders and the shrubbery. A resident flock of red wing blackbirds are starting to show their red epaulets. The increase of daylight hours is helping my mood!

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    • Totally agree about the daylight hours being much easier on the mood. I can’t imagine how it must be to live further north – places where one barely sees the sun at all during this time of year.

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  3. Even here in So Cal it doesn’t feel like spring…unusually cold and rainy. We have a cold front that has moved in here for a couple of days. I think we have a bit of winter left here. 🙂

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  5. What a wonderful Sky Gunta! I’ve just woken up here and the sun is just peeking over the horizon and there’s a clear sky 😯 Looks like we’re going to have a similar day to yours yesterday. We have daffodils already so it looks as though the weird weather last year is going to continue this year. I just hope the summer is better! 🙂

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    • We did get our storm during the night with some pretty heavy rain, but this morning the sun has managed to peek through the clouds off and on. I simply love the changeable weather.

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    • Yep… our predictions have a cold front coming in, too. We won’t likely get snow, but as the storm moves East over the Coast Range, it’s supposed to bring lots of snow.

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    • The weatherman is predicting a cold front coming in. We won’t likely get snow, but as the storm moves East it’s promising blizzards. So much for thoughts of spring.

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    • At the very least, a break in the dreary weather we’ve been having. The latest forecast is promising a cold spell. I think it’s backwards, but cloudy is generally warmer than sunny.

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  6. I think it is wishful thinking LOL. In Nashville the end of January usually saw a bit of a warm spell that they called Blackberry Winter. The forsythia usually started to bloom and then got nipped by the next freeze

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    • You’re probably right, but I don’t mind the cold spell they’re predicting for us. What I find most encouraging is that there was actually a smidgeon of daylight left when I left yoga class tonight.

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