Monday, February 28, 2011

Dream in Pink and White

The day had a dreamy quality to it. Probably because it was Monday and an abrupt change from the previous two days. Not half bad, though.

One year ago: Tree Swallow

Two years ago: Silly

Sunday, February 27, 2011


I don't think it got as cold as predicted this morning. We went out into a perfectly sunny day. A line of fifteen turkeys trotted by intent on making for the river.

One year ago: Squeaky Clean

Two years ago: Changeable

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cold Blue

I was surprised that there was no ice at the edges of puddles this morning. A hard freeze is forecast for early tomorrow. People seemed to be curtailing their activities but the birds were out in force including two hawks sitting side-by-side on a branch--something I've never seen before.

One year ago: Someday We'll Find It

Two years ago: Into the Blue

Friday, February 25, 2011


The colors of purple basil are pretty neat. The weather, however, was dreadful this morning with a tornado nearby this afternoon. Now it's cleared out but is very cold.

One year ago: On the Way Up

Two years ago: The Choir

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cold Comfort

The rain brought out different hues on the tree trunk. The colors were warm. I was cold and wet.

One year ago: On the Way Down

Two years ago: Shroomhenge

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

...I have tried in my way to be free...

There's something about hummingbirds. This one was the lord of all he surveyed--at least for a few moments. Then he was gone.

One year ago: White Wash

Two years ago: Forsooth

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I like sunny days. Therefore, I must have liked today. Should have been true.

One year ago: Camellia Parade

Two years ago: Popcorn

Monday, February 21, 2011


Although colder than normal, it was still a wonderfully spring-y day. I tried to take a picture of a turkey vulture. But, I'll have to settle for blossoms instead.

One year ago: Great Red Spot

Two years ago: Baby 'brellas

Sunday, February 20, 2011


It was a calm day. Puffy clouds were everywhere one looked. Even reflecting in the river.

One year ago: Shake, Rattle, and Run

Two years ago: Calm

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Half Bright, Half Dark

It was a wonderful thing to be able to get outside for a walk without dealing with a storm. Some showers later in the day. It's a cold, clear night.

One year ago: Profusion

Two years ago: The Blob

Friday, February 18, 2011

Dark and Soggy

New spring leaves are on the trees. It was dark and raining and hard to see them today. Pretty cold out, also.

One year ago: Lilium

Two years ago: Spines

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Opening Soon

Huge puddles are lying in wait. I did see the sun briefly. Then the clouds won.

One year ago: Red Abutilon

Two years ago: Soggy Mess

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bright Spot

Brilliant sunshine at times today. Rain came in droves. Then out came a rainbow.

One year ago: Trumpet

Two years ago: Spikes

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


On a cloudy day daffodils are a cheering sight. They bobbed from side to side in a wild dance. The wind is here but the rain is holding off.

One year ago: Blossom Time

Two years ago: Creeping

Monday, February 14, 2011

After the Storm

Early morning rain and wind snatched the petals from flowers. The puddles dried quickly. Blustery weather left us a sidewalk Valentine.

One year ago: Beads

Two years ago: A Valentine

Sunday, February 13, 2011

On the Lookout

It sounds like this might be the last sunny day for a week. I hope that's not the case. But, the plants could use the rain.

One year ago: In the Hollow

Two years ago: A Moment in the Sun

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mentha piperita

Another weekend with wonderful weather. Tried to be productive. Mostly I wasn't.

One year ago: Green Moss

Two years ago: Branching Out

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wee Violet

Another beautiful day capped off by a stunning sunset. We made it to the end of a very long the week. It's a wonder how seven days sometimes feels like seven months.

One year ago: One a Day

Two years ago: Meet Roy G. Biv

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More of a Good Thing

The day was classified as a gorgeous one. Sun streamed through windows. Half a moon rose.

One year ago: Huddled Mass

Two years ago: Nose Nipping

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bed of Nails

The swirling pattern of the cactus spines initially drew my attention. But then the snail caught my eye. It was very much alive and didn't mind its pointed perch.

One year ago: Feather

Two years ago: At the Root

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


It was not a day to walk under palm trees. Windows blew open and leaves swirled in columns. It was colder but still felt like spring.

One year ago: Lenten Roses

Two years ago: Fungus Among Us

Monday, February 7, 2011

By Day

I looked up and there was the moon giving the world a big smile. I also saw the first daffodil of spring. And, the ornamental pear trees are blooming.

One year ago: Spooling

Two years ago: Fading Fast

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Crescent Through Trees

I think it was probably close to another record high temperature today. The wind buffeted us about quite a bit. It felt like a day in late March or even April.

One year ago: Marching

Two years ago: Gathering Moss

Saturday, February 5, 2011


We had a record high temperature as well as wind today. By evening the sunset was amazing. As the sky faded to black the barest sliver of a moon became visible.

One year ago: Open

Two years ago: Diamonds Uncut

Friday, February 4, 2011


Highs and lows today. The sun joined us. Felt wonderful outside but I couldn't stay warm inside.

One year ago: Lemon-Scented

Two years ago: Storm's A-Comin' (We Hope)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Today it was quite obvious that the days are truly getting longer. Well, obvious that there are more minutes of daylight. That sounds better.

One year ago: Purple

Two years ago: Miner's Detail

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pickle, Anyone?

My herbs are taking over. The weather was like spring again today. I guess the groundhog was right.

One year ago: City Lights

Two years ago: Candlemas

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The north wind returned and cleared out the valley. Everything seemed fresh. Brisk out there tonight.

One year ago: Corking

Two years ago: Concerned