First Crocus of the Spring

It’s been far too long since I have updated this blog and some of my very best nature photos have never made it here. Perhaps someday I will have time to come back and back-fill all of those missing days. But life has just been very complex and it’s hard to find time to do all of the things that I need and want to do.

This year winter just doesn’t seem to want to go away. It was snowing here, even this week. But today I saw my first crocus of the season in bloom here. Here it is, and I am looking forward to many more to come:



Huge snowflakes

There has been no shortage of snow this year.  But during the wee hours of the morning I saw some of the largest snowflakes I ever recall seeing.  Of course they had to be clumps of snowflakes.  But they were big.  Some of them were approx. 3 to 4 inches across.  They looked really pretty falling.  The ground was warm, so they were melting pretty fast.  It took awhile before it really started to stick on the ground.  It wasn’t easy to photograph.  I tried some with flash on, with the flash off, with the porch light on, with it off, etc.  They just don’t look very big in these pictures, but I assure you they were huge.


Like I said, not great quality photos.  But it was very fun to watch falling.

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Doggie Fun in the Snow

There hasn’t been much to photograph nearby lately, and I haven’t felt up to going out looking.  So… call this a weather photo.  😉

This is two of our dogs, out for a potty break, enjoying the snow.
This is Luna’s first winter, and she LOVES snow.
She runs and dives and tunnels and licks and eats snow and dives again.
She even makes her own bizzare version of doggie snow angels.
This is not Sniffer’s first winter.  She’s the dog on the right looking at Luna like she’s crazy.  🙂

(Sorry about the screen door frame in the shot, I was shooting from inside.)

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