Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Back

If the change of the season is progress, 
Sunday's cold could be viewed as only a minor setback...

...but when the snow was falling fast and thick, 
it looked like full-blown winter.

Even the creatures seemed to think so, 
flying through the flakes and posing for Christmas cards.

After a year underground, this iris emerged to a balmy day Saturday,
but Sunday must have been a surprise.

Who would have guessed that Spring was only days away?

The creek is still flowing, but by yesterday, most of the snow was gone.
Spring peepers are singing as if nothing had happened,
and it feels like Spring is coming after all.

When will spring put on its splendor?
When will yellow blossoms nod?
Atop their stalks, so green and slender
Their frilly faces bow to God.

The winter’s drab; the birds are still.
When will spring put on its splendor
To raise the silent whip-poor-will
And paint the tulips, bright and tender?

When will winter days surrender
To brighter, longer days of spring?
When will spring put on its splendor
And cause the sweet-voiced wrens to sing?

Of the calendar’s four seasons
Vibrant spring has no contender 
For the wait, it has its reasons
When will spring put on its splendor?

Linking with Saturday's Critters


Sandra said...

Spring is playing games with you! It does look so pretty with that falling snow - even thought the birds and deer may have been a little shocked and those sweet little iris too! I love how you caught the bird in motion with outstretched wings.
We seem to be having an early spring this year with warm, sunny days and lots of flowers - but it could change at any moment, March is well known for being moody!

kavics said...

Beautiful... :-)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Beautiful little photo essay! Gorgeous images.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Connie Oh dear! Just when we all thought spring was on its way, another snow burst for you although it does look so lovely especially with the Red Cardinals in the frame. The Iris will wait until a bit more heat is turned on!

S. Etole said...

You've shared the beauty of those days well.

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful snow scenes these are.

Deanna said...

Oh that poor little iris, hopefully not many were effected by your latest snow...this has been one crazy LONG winter.

HansHB said...

A great serie, - all covered With snow?
That's the situation here too!
We got 60 cm last weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous images, Connie! The deer shot is just stunning.. Have a happy day!

Stewart M said...

If thats what snow does, let it snow! Great pictures.

I'm going to make a real effort to get up to our snow fields this year, just to surprise people by posting pictures of snow from Australia!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful series this is, Connie.
I know the calendar not says it's spring, but your weather looks much like ours does now.
Minus the beautiful iris.
We are quite a few weeks away from any flowers.

Have a wonderful evening!

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous! My favorites are the cardinals, deer, and the last photo!

carol l mckenna said...

Cardinals and deer are beautiful and love the zen like one of the flower in the snow ~ Spring is taking its own sweet time ~ I am soooo tired of snow as most are I am sure ~ xxx

artmusedog and carol

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful scenes! even if a late snow...

Sharon said...

I love the Cardinals against the snowy background. Winter is so beautiful, I kind of hate to let it go...but I'm sure I'll feel better about it when the warm breezes of Spring began to blow.
Great shots, Connie.

Karen said...

Beautiful photos! The cardinal in flight is awesome!

Adam Jones said...

Wow they all look like Christmas cards. Fantastic pictures.

Mary Cromer said...

Your images always charm me, I just abssolutely find they are all so stunning~

eileeninmd said...

Just stopping back to say thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters.. Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful series of photos!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...


Jennifer Richardson said...

Slowly she comes, Spring.
She'll be wearing extra special
clothes for those of you
still in the freeze.

Anonymous said...

Pretty photos! Especially like the cardinals and deer--but the scenery is just beautiful.