Sunday, March 20, 2011

Soggy Start to Spring

Branches, pine cones, and trees fell overnight because of the wind. The rain continued. Spring slipped in unnoticed.

One year ago: The Shadow Knows

Two years ago: Pipevine Swallowtail

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What a Goose

More birds were out in the rain and taking advantage of the new waterways. The wind now is excessive. I'm expecting the power to go out.

One year ago: Delectable

Two years ago: Berry Future

Friday, March 18, 2011

Not the River

Ducks were happy with the expanded paddling territory after normally being confined to the river (visible in the background between the trees on the riverbank). The rain continues. We got quite wet and windblown.

One year ago: Wist-ful

Two years ago: Voila Viola

Thursday, March 17, 2011


My favorite rooftop park was in fine form today. A bit of sun appeared. The flowers and I basked.

One year ago: The Orange and the Green

Two years ago: Celebration

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


We had a day without rain for once. Clouds still with us. But, being able to see the moon tonight was a nice change.

One year ago: Black Velvet

Two years ago: Striae

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cherry Foam

Water is standing in puddles almost everywhere. The river is higher. But, it's not very cold.

One year ago: Rock On

Two years ago: Beware

Monday, March 14, 2011

Peel Me One

I think we need to abolish this ridiculous daylight savings time thing. Of course, the extra hour of daylight was consumed by clouds and the remnants of the cloudburst from last night. The Muscari looked good in the gloom.

One year ago: Nut Case

Two years ago: First Blush

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Turkey up a Tree

I'm amused by the size contrast between yesterday's bird in a tree and today's. It was cloudy and windy out there. Just now we might have had a few flakes of snow.

One year ago: Delicate

Two years ago: Passive Aggressive

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Resumption of Activity

Hummingbirds are the happiest of birds. Yes, I anthropomorphize. The sun was out.

One year ago: For the Masses

Two years ago: Naturalized

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011


It rained in the middle of the day. I saw the clouds but felt none of the moisture. Maybe gray days are actually longer?

One year ago: The Pips

Two years ago: Mini Mountains

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Oak leaves left behind their shadows on the sidewalk. The other types of leaves left little trace. Something to search for when you're tired and looking down.

One year ago: Tickled

Two years ago: Scroll

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jumpin' Jack

Pumpkin sprouts are popping up in the final resting place of last year's jack-o'-lanterns. Will they stay or will they go? I'll decide later.

One year ago: Last Hurrah

Two years ago: Remember Bee

Monday, March 7, 2011


There was sun in the morning although clouds came crowding in by late afternoon. A busy day. I'm exhausted.

One year ago: Black Phoebe

Two years ago: Not a Golf Ball

Sunday, March 6, 2011


It rained almost all day. The storm caused a tree to fall across our regular path. On the alternate route we saw a kingfisher who, of course, took wing when I tried to get closer.

One year ago: Filaree

Two years ago: Burning Down

Saturday, March 5, 2011

White Stripes

More adventures with houseplants. There was sun this morning through the windows. Now there's a drippy rain trying to act determined.

One year ago: Fan

Two years ago: Chain Gang

Friday, March 4, 2011


It's odd to be above a flowering tree. But so we were. It was a pillowy mass of blossoms on a sunny morning.

One year ago: Resolute

Two years ago: Nestled

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Edged in Red

Warmer outside with mostly clear skies. And here's a photograph of a houseplant. Where are my priorities?!

One year ago: Still Going

Two years ago: Paper Crown

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


There were intermittent showers during the day. Sometimes the wind howled. The evening was calm.

One year ago: Yet Again

Two years ago: Reversal

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fading to Gray

I waited for the sunset to reflect peach and purple tones. I either blinked at the wrong time or it didn't happen this evening. The clouds were striking anyway.

One year ago: Vinca Minor

Two years ago: Humble