Holding On

All the signs of spring are here:  birds, thaw, mammals on the move.  So I did a double take when I saw this icicle hanging on to a tree branch.  It’s about 8 inches long and the only bit of …

Dried Milkweed Pods

The coloring of the milkweed pod always grabs my attention.  Today the sun hit the light colored insides of some pods that have dried over the winter.  The seeds have largely flown away, although you can see that the core …

Holding Tight

The sun rises about 7:30 and has melted most of the snow and ice.  But there are still plenty of areas where, if the sun doesn’t reach them, the cold keeps them as icy and covered as if it were …

Blowing Snow

The wind whipped the snow past me the other morning.  Huge flakes, normal for the weather when the temperature is high enough so that it is still a bit damp and clumping in mid-air.  This is one of the few …

Snowflakes

The time change has thrown my mornings back into pitch black.  We had a brief warm up and then it was back to cold and snow.  I tried – again – to capture snow flakes on my sleeve.  They’re hard …

Snow Star

The snow came down in white piles today.  It accumulated overnight but turned to liquid when it hit the ground today.  Until it reached the ground, though, it was still cold and sticky and would clump in the plants and …

Frozen Drops

The snow was mixed with rain and the drops looked like they would escape the ends of these twigs.  But if they aren’t already frozen, they will be soon.  The cold will keep them stuck to that bush, unless it …

Tree Berries Dripping

These berries are almost invisible to me as I walk by in the dark.  The blue is like a deep navy, almost black.  The wet snow has collected on the thin limbs and the melt is dripping from the berries.  …