Weekly Photo Challenge:Spring

20 Mar


It may not look like spring to most but here in Minnesota when the snow starts melting during the days and refreezes at night you see a lot of ice that looks like this.

My favorite ice in the springtime was the ice that was along the sidewalks that we would walk on as we walked to school just to hear it crunch.

This morning we woke again to thick fog which also reminds me that it is spring. As hard as you may look across the lake you cannot see the other shore.

Soon the snow will be gone and all that will be remembered is the Sunday afternoon that I went for a walk across the lake in thick fog in search of some signs of spring.

Just couldn’t end without a little bit of green spied just below my livingroom window this afternoon.


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22 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge:Spring

  1. belleofthecarnival

    March 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Beautiful Pictures! I wish I had your eye!

    • flyinggma

      March 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you! I am just learning a little more each day with my new camera.

  2. nrhatch

    March 20, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Wonderful post, Jeanne. Filled with hope for warmer days ahead.

  3. Paula Tohline Calhoun

    March 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Reminds me of my years in NW Vermont! 9 months of Winter, and 3 months of hard sledding! But I loved every moment of it. Glad the signs of Spring are starting to emerge for you – we have been in very unseasonalby warm weather of late, consequently, from my posted photos of the daffodils and jonquils, everything seems to be blooming, and it is beautiful. The change of seasons are all the more appreciated when there is such a clear delineation between them.

    Last year, the sidewalk in front of our church had maple leaf prints, embedded in the pavement, left over from the leaves having been packed and covered by the ice. The rest of the leaf was gone, but a perfect print of the leaf was printed on the walk, and it lasted for weeks, before finally being worn away.

    • flyinggma

      March 20, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      I love when you can see the leaf prints on the sidewalks. Just a perfect reminder of the last fall’s colors.

      Oh how I wish I could see some color around here. The closest I got to it today with the fog was the leaves from last fall that were embedded in the melting snow.

      I am anxious to see some yellows, spring green and some of the spring flowers blooming soon. I’ve had my fill of grays.

  4. Thomas Stazyk

    March 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I do miss spring! But you walked across the frozen lake in the fog??

    • flyinggma

      March 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      I did Thomas. I only turned around after about 45 minutes because it was cold on my fingers while taking the pictures and I didn’t tell anyone that I was going out on the lake and I thought they might worry if they couldn’t see or hear me near our home.

  5. Booksphotographsandartwork

    March 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    The little bit of moss on the top looks like a little dinosaur.

    • flyinggma

      March 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      I looked at it and I think that you are right. It does look a little like a dinosaur.

  6. Carol Ann Hoel

    March 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Beautiful photos, Jeanne. Blessings to you…

    • flyinggma

      March 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks Carol. Even though it was a gray foggy day it felt good to get outside and take some pictures.

  7. JoDee Luna

    March 21, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Wow, I like your new blog. I’ve been crazy busy with a family wedding slideshow project so I haven’t visited for awhile. Very nice!!!!

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

      Thanks JoDee. I just put the new theme up yesterday. A bit of spring cleaning I think.

      You haven’t missed much for posts because I haven’t done many lately.

  8. writerwoman61

    March 21, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Love the leaf in the ice…reminds me of the kind of photography my mom used to do…


    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks Wendy. I saw a lot of leaves out on the lake yesterday. Just about the only color I saw out there. I ready for some spring greens.

  9. TRKN

    March 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    one of the best interpretation of “spring” I’ve seen so far!

    • flyinggma

      March 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks. I really was hoping for a little more color but it is lacking in our part of Minnesota yet. In a few more weeks there will be the kinds of pictures available when people think of spring.

  10. sunshineinlondon

    March 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    What beautiful photos, Jeanne. And, as you say, not how many of us would know spring to look! Minnesota looks so cold, and you’re so brave – thanks for sharing these photos.
    Sunshine xx

  11. flyinggma

    March 22, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    It didn’t take much bravery just decided to get outside even in the fog. My idea of spring would hold a few more colors but that will come later. Today we are supposed to get another 6-11 inches of snow. Yuck!

  12. pearlsandprose

    March 24, 2011 at 8:04 am

    You have a new template! Looks good.

    That first photo with the leaf is fantastic, Jeanne.

    • flyinggma

      March 24, 2011 at 8:33 am

      Thank you. I was playing around with the themes the other day and liked how this one looked. I miss the header photo at the top but I like how the rest looks.

      That leaf was just about the only color I could find last Sunday.


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