We had a very light bit of freezing rain over Friday night, and woke to tiny ice pellets falling off the trees into the leaves below. It was like a light rattling coming from all directions.
Little drops of ice decorated the White Pine, rapidly melting and turning into drips of water.
Looking upwards through the pine needles gave a very different impression.
Back in the meadow, the bare twigs of the Tamarack were marked with plenty of ice drops, as well as the tiny cones ready to grow and unfold.
Looking through an old apple tree. By mid-morning the sun had melted all the ice and our last winter storm (?) was gone.
Hopefully that bit of freezing rain was winter's last gasp. The snow along the fencerow is almost gone, and will probably be totally gone in 24 hours.
The big pile of snow where I blow snow off the driveway will take a little longer, but it is shrinking rapidly, down to 18 inches from 4 feet.
And underneath the snow we've had for 4 months, the mosses and lichens on logs and boulders provide the brightest bit of immediate green as spring tries to drive winter away and take over.
Soon this will be but a memory, those frozen droplets, beautiful, as you looked upwards.ReplyDelete
Happy that you are still finding beauty in what many of us choose to overlook.ReplyDelete
Glad to see that winter is finally leaving Ontario as we are about to return.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Freezing rain is wonderful to photograph but not so wonderful if you have to drive somewhere.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photographs,especially like the boulder.ReplyDelete
Hello, pretty wintry captures. I love the color of the lichen! Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!ReplyDelete
You truly captured the ice on the greenery perfectly. And I once again covet a camera that takes such fine pictures. :-)ReplyDelete
Can't go to work today! Hope it improves quickly.ReplyDelete
Great photos. There is poetry in your descriptions today, FG.ReplyDelete
I hope that your freezing rain (which makes for gorgeous photos) is winter's last 'gift' to you... I posted some our our little Spring flowers today.ReplyDelete
We are still in the rain phase, but the temps are more spring-like. I like the droplet shots best. - MargyReplyDelete
Winter seems to have been very long all over. - I like the pinetree shots and the lichen is lovely. Hope spring arrives for you soon.ReplyDelete
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WoW!! these are all so special but the first few are dazzling!!! it's 60+ degrees here today, it would be nice if we are done - done!!!ReplyDelete
Rather magical, particularly the macro shots. I don't think we're done with winter yet!ReplyDelete
Furry, I love those close-ups and the lichen covered boulder.ReplyDelete
Great series, Furry!ReplyDelete