Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Winter Wonders - Winter's Broken Heart

Tomorrow spring begins for us in the Northern Hemisphere, but in many parts of the United States, the spring postcard hasn't been received yet.

This will be my last Winter Wonders until December, but don't expect flowers and warmth just yet.  Here in upstate New York, we may be starting to get sunny days in the 40's, and our snow has mainly melted here in the City of Binghamton, but winter still has its grip on us.

We still have winter beauty, though.

The first couple of pictures are from my "guest photographer", who lives out in the country.  There, snow is still covering the ground.

 So much of photography, besides skill, is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

A year ago last March, my photographer friend saw this tangle of tree and vines that was shaped just like a heart.

This year, she returned to the scene just about a year later.

Time and nature had done their job.  The heart was broken.

That's not the only thing breaking here.  We have ice breakup, and small streams are now running.

Vestal Rail Trail, March 15
Can true spring be far behind?

I can almost imagine the little red spot in the center is a cardinal, but it is actually the berries of a sumac bush.

Winter has broken a lot of hearts in the United States this year.  Few of us will be sorry to see winter go, I suspect.

Will it be spring for you tomorrow? Or fall?

8 comments:

  1. Winter broke my heart- but it wasn't the weather. I really don't mind the snow!

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    1. You don't mind the snow. Would you like to change places? (Kidding-I think).

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  2. It will be the firtst day of spring in UK too and we have already had some lovely sunshine.

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    1. Sunshine sounds so good. We get a lot of cloudy days, thanks to the proximity of several very large lakes to my area of upstate New York. Let's hope for a lovely spring for both of us.

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  3. Alana,
    We've been quite disappointed in Old Man Winter this year--record-breaking COLD but very little snow. We've not made even one snow man! I, for one, won't be sorry to see the selfish old dude move along. IF HE WOULD ONLY GO-----!!

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    1. Do you think if you tempt Old Man Winter with pie, you can lure him to some other part of the world? Would you like to try? We are getting desperate here.

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  4. It's a horrible day where I am in the UK. It's raining out side and so cold! We have our fire lit!

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    1. If I had a fireplace, I would have a fire lit, too. Sometimes I wonder if we should get a fireplace!

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