Thursday, March 5, 2009

March - not quite Spring?

I'm having a stylistic change in my post today. I left a comment at Treading On Moss about the frosty mornings when I saw her beautiful photos and she mentioned wanting to see what I'd been photographing as well (yep, all photos are Copyrighted by me). So in her style and in the style of Mt. Hope Chronicles, we shall start waving goodbye to winter and say hello to almost spring.


"March is a month of considerable frustration - it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away."

- Thalassa Cruso



This winter we had days of pouring rain and then the temperatures dropped...freezing every bit of water solid.













(horse hair...cicles)
The weather has gradually become milder...

"Ere frost-flower and snow-blossom faded and fell, and the splendor of winter had passed out of sight,The ways of the woodlands were fairer and stranger than dreams that fulfill us in sleep with delight;"
Algernon C. Swinburne, March: An Ode











"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."



- Doug Larson






"The air is like a butterfly



With frail blue wings.



The happy earth looks at the sky



And sings."



- Joyce Kilmer, Spring







"I wandered lonely as a cloud


That floats on high o'er vales and hills..."

-William Wordsworth, Daffodils


I had to get a "bit o' shine" in there! *wink*

22 comments:

Brittany said...

Gorgeous pictures! As a Texas girl, I don't get to see much of the cold stuff.

It is so hard to conceptualize snow and ice when it was 82 in Houston on Thurs. And, it will be hotter, and setting records, on Friday! Needless to say, I am dreading summer and Hurricane season!

Thank you for visiting my blog! :)

Carebear said...

Beautiful photos - lovely post. Thanks for sharing!

Mom in High Heels said...

Your photos are beautiful. Very evocative. Dropping by from SITS. I had to check out any lady who lists Horatio Hornblower and Clue as some of her favorite movies.
Have a great day.

Laura Kay said...

I love your photo of the clouds reflecting in the pond.

Small House said...

Beautiful photography! Great post, loved looking through it.

So glad it's March! Summer is now just around the corner.
Have a good day.
Sandra

Judi said...

Beautiful Photos. I came over from SITS!!

lisalyn said...

Beautiful pictures! Wow!
I'm so jealous as I am horrible at taking pictures!! :)
What kind of camera do you have?

RebeccaMom said...

gorgeous photos Molly! My DD is named Mollie too :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and especially for leaving info on how to prune roses- I think I'll have a go at it :) I'm off to browse your blog...

B said...

love the images. Makes me want to get out with my camera. But I wouldn't get anything like these, partially because I'm not great with the camera, and than because we're still knee deep in snow.

Mon Cheri said...

Wow, great photography. The horse hair is my fave. but I loved them all. Nice post. Thanks for sharing some of your pictures with us. Have a great weekend.

Heidi said...

My favorites are the sky reflected in the water and the bit 'o shine. :) Great photos!

Laura said...

You're photos are beautiful! I especially love the icicle ones. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoy the meatloaf and sweet potatoes. Let me know what you thinkg.

RamblingMother said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog and good luck on the giveaway. Anyone of your photos would be great as a giant poster!

Julie said...

Beautiful pics...here in Phoenix I'm willing winter to last a little longer. Not looking forward to the 110's.

melissa said...

you took those pics? they are INCREDIBLE!!
and dood...
bill and ted...EXCELLENT!!!
i'm shocked that no one knew it! i don't remember if i wrote in my comment but...i have a post that has the same title. it might be on my old blog but...same title!!
and...seriously...those pictures...are AWESOME!!

Xazmin said...

Wow, these pictures are gorgeous! Seriously breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

lynn said...

Frozen rain does make for some interesting photos! But I'm looking forward to spring officially arriving!

rightonmom said...

Such lovely pictures and the accompanied quotes. I'm in OR too, south of PDX. I know what you mean about the weather we've had! Spring is out there...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate that.

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Breathtaking photos! The pond is my favorite!!

Pixeltrash said...

Ah... Spring is coming! Stopped by from SITs. Thanks for the look at the beauty around you!

Craft Matters said...

Those are wonderful photos - you capture some beautiful images.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wow - are those YOUR pictures? They're wonderful!

Thanks for visiting my site last week when my blog was featured on SITS! (I'm still catching up with everyone - whew!)