Friday, March 28, 2008

Winter's Last Hurrah

It snowed again overnight. It really is spring here, technically anyways. I have noticed certain kinds of birds are around again. I saw a few robins and a red-winged blackbird. The birds all know it is Spring and they fly back to upstate NY even though it still can get cold and snow. I noticed this morning that this snowfall didn't stop the birds from singing at dawn. I was up early and stepped outside to see the winter wonderland around 6:30 AM and it sounded like spring outside. All the trees looked amazing. I grabbed my camera to take a few pictures after it got a little lighter.
The kids did not have school today because of a superintendent's conference. The girls didn't waste much time going outside with the neighbors to play. Here are Alicia and Caeden in our backyard. They planned on making a snowman..but didn't actually succeed in doing that. Alicia says she gave up because Caeden was too destructive. He couldn't resist demolishing it before it was done. I was watching them through the window gathering snow in the wagon. I think a sled would have been easier. They had fun anyway.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

The top photo of the tree is gorgeous.

Priscilla said...

I thought it was too. All the trees were like that.I knew I had to grab the camera and take pictures fast. At this time of year...nothing lasts too long. All the snow fell off of the trees now and it is all melting. You can see muddy grass through a lot of it today.

Priscilla said...

Try clicking on the pictures to enlarge them. You can see the trees in the background as well.

Gudl said...

These huge quantities of snow are impressive, aren't they?
I love the fresh snow... it is so much fun, no matter how late in the season.
I noticed, too, that spring is on its way, although it doesn't look like it right now. Our trees in the little forest, at least some of them, have little, tiny buds. Yeah! Not long....

kristina said...

I love the fresh snow... it is so much fun, no matter how late in the season.

I hope someday I can say that.

Bethany said...

You got a lot more snow than we did!

I'm glad we go to see you last night. I felt bad that you hadn't seen Josh in SO long!

Christine said...

I can't imagine it snowing where you live. It is sunny and spring has definitley sprung here.

Martha said...

Good bye snow!!!