Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring is in a Holding Pattern

After our yo-yo winter of mild spells and cold again, the seasons seem to be in a holding pattern.  I've been watching the streams and ponds melt, as they did three weeks ago, but now they're all semi-frozen again.  The spring that seemed to be here has gone, and it is simply cold!  In fact the last few days have been among the coldest of the winter, with a bitter wind making it worse, but not enough snow to make it fun!

 The little stream up the road - starting to melt, Feb. 19th.

 Partly refrozen - Mar. 3rd.


Even more refrozen - today.

And the little pond up the road, open water - Feb. 19th.

Half refrozen - Mar. 3rd.

Still half refrozen - today.

 Geese waiting impatiently for spring!

17 comments:

  1. I guess you are joining the geese, waiting for the whole new season to arrive. Further East, really bad stuff happening ( that word " Stuff" isn't one I like to use, but it can cover a multiple of things ).Stay warm.

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  2. Nice shots. The second one really appeals to me. We finally had some snow last night.

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  3. Crazy weather, huh. We have a similar reaction here---well not as cold or snowy but we have had more snow than usual. We have had a huge amount of rain but the temps were in the 30s and 40sF-- you can do the Celsius---anyway all this rain and the rivers get high or not but we have had no flood watches or warnings and II finally put on my thinking cap and figured out it is because what causes the rivers to flood is a huge amount of snow melt in the mountains well this year the snow is staying up there---skiers and resort owners are happy--so no melt no big flood---all are happy.
    I love the history of the Channeled Scablands---something to read about.
    MB

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  4. we live in hot part of land and winters are here mild except for few days of January .
    in northern area we have heard about snowing that influenced the weather too and summer who was stepping in swiftly seem to stop at he corner little far .refreshing cool breeze filled with fragrance of flowers is soothing the soul.sun is shiny and bear able hope it will stay in same mood for atleast month ahead .
    in may temperature rises suddenly from 30c to 40 .
    your pond will melt soon hopefully and spring will heal the earth with his lashing love

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  5. Guess you have to blame the Bayfield Bunch for this cold snap. We knew before leaving Arizona a couple weeks ago that as soon as we made it home to Bayfield the Spring like weather would end and it would be winter again.

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  6. Hmmm, hope it gets back on track soon.

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  7. I'm waiting for spring to arrive here, too. I've had my fill of rain. Good comparison pictures, I like to go back and forth and take in different details with each visit. :-)

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  8. Lovely photos . This month always seems to do this to us doesn't it ?! gives us a teaser of spring early then old man winter shows up again just before spring hopefully originally takes over and pushes the old sod out for good lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  9. gorgeous images...yo-yo winter, that's the perfect description!!!

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  10. Love the comparison photos! The geese came back here last March. Haven't seen them yet this year.

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  11. Terrific shots! We probably got more than we were forecast to get here, and it's still falling.

    I've seen flocks of geese here along the open Rideau River, which now isn't likely to freeze over again. The Canal, on the other hand, still looks solid after twelve or thirteen days of deep cold.

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  12. That would be annoying after the non-winter parts of Ontario have had. We got quite a blizzard yesterday but haven't heard how much snow fell in our area. I know the winds were horrible and probably blew most of the snow to the next county! At least we're about to have temperatures just above or below the freezing mark for the next week. I like your before and after pics. It's a wonky spring season!

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  13. That warm interlude was supposed to lull you into thinking winter was over, I guess.

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  14. The geese and me too. : ) We are having another winter day.
    Lots of beauty in your pictures.

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  15. Your photo's are beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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