The Grow System
Early this morning. It was a bit nippy. Back of property by our little creek. (yes, just about where the truck went swimming)
Whats you view today?
Frost and ice can be so beautiful...I don't see anything here that would make such a pretty picture--my place is just a brown bog at the moment. The weather here suddenly turned as it's wont to do in the Midwest, with a wind from the south. The sun came out, finally! and temperatures jumped from the single digits to the 40'sF in a few hours. All the snow melted in just over 24 hours! Still, while a bare, ice-free gravel driveway may not be very photogenic, it is bee-youtiful to me right now!
@MaryRowe Its starting to melt here finally. I hope we have green grass by the weekend. I have a new fence to get in place.
Its funny how in a matter of a day or two there will be new signs of life and that brown you have will start to green up
I alwasy go out looking for those first small signs of life. It may only be a small nub sticking out of the ground but it lifts my spirits
Very beautiful, is So. Calif it is sunny and a bit breezy.
@Denise Grant I just ventured into town--first time in three weeks!--to pick up a package waiting at the post office. There is a bit more snow around yet than I thought, but it is mostly gone--that was over 8", on top of a thick layer of ice, that just disappeared in a matter of hours! Nature is a wonder. (Well, maybe not exactly disappeared--the allegedly "gravel" road into town is a muddy bog right now, requiring 4-wheel drive and a steady pace so as not to sink😬.)
But coming back up the front walk, I just saw a true wonder--despite the ice, snow and sub-zero temperatures these past weeks, my daffodils are coming up--sturdy, stubborn little green shoots 2" to 3" tall, right on their own schedule, never mind the weather! A small sign, but carrying the whole world of springtime within them!
Here we go--I do have a photo worth sharing now--my brave little daffodil shoots--first sign of spring here!
@Denise Grant where I live in Australia, summer is traditionally the wettest month and it’s certainly not letting us down. 232mm rain so far for Feb and 264mm for Jan. almost 20” for 2021. Today is no exception, overcast, light rain and I can almost see the grass growing.
I start most mornings with a cup of chaga tea and sit next to my window, quiet time, admiring our view and this morning this little fellow a honeyeater (eastern spinebill ) paid a visit to our Kangaroo Paw.
@jodienancarrow How beautiful and relaxing!
My view was sunny and brown. As in mud brown. A week ago today we had an overnight low of -21F and a high of 1 or 2 degrees. Today I saw 66 degrees F as the daytime high temp. Can't recall the overnight low but it wasn't bad at all.
This afternoon, after a late lunch in town with hubby, we heard the first spring peepers trying out their voices! What an exciting sound after the past 2 weeks of horrible, frigid weather.
And the willow a start to push out their bloom
Today we have sun! It has been overcast and gloomy for weeks. I'm glad to see it out again. It looks like the snow is even starting to melt in a few places.
It should look like this
I love daffodils! Every year they come up in the same spots on our yard. This year they are buried under 18inches+ of snow still.
Its nice enough to go out today?
@Denise Grant Nice idea.
Yesterday it was rainy and dreary but today it is beautiful, even cities are beautiful after it rains! On Monday I saw Daffodils which to me are the first sign of spring!
@Denise Grant I love your sweet goats they are so cute..wish I had some nubians and lamancha for the milk..
@silvertipgrizz The one on the right loves to break out and hang out with the chickens or act like an acrobat on top of the plank fencing.
I'll get the rest of the beasts photographed soon. They are part of my comedy relief
Spring is coming--I heard spring peepers today!
Love all the gorgeous pictures! I was out walking in my son's neighborhood where there was 6 inches of icy/snowy stuff last week which has been replaced with grass. Peeping out of one man's yard were the most beautiful purple crocus. I had to pinch myself to keep from trying to grab saffron stigmas. Ouch! He was watching. I felt like a school kid waiting with excitement to try and see what was in the flowers. Wish I remembered to take pictures.
My view today is a dusting of fresh snow. I was able to catch some of the flakes on my window.
Today the rains have left and the sky is blue with big white fluffy clouds! I love it after it rains, even big cities look good after it rains and every things has a vibrant color!
This was my view the other day. Hundreds of blackbirds outside. They were extremely loud!
@Denise Grant too bad for the swimming truck. Here, it’s very windy with clear blue skies making it more cold. It’s 56F. Very sunny and it’s warm standing in the sunshine.
@Denise Grant Purple Crocuses . Solar light, and a spinning whirlygig ;)
My evening creek side walk