Friday, April 29, 2022

Yearning #AtoZChallenge #SkywatchFriday

It's time once more for two memes for the price of one.

Today is Friday, and "Y" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  It is also Skywatch Friday.

In the northern climes, we yearn for spring.  It's a heavy yearning.  By the time April rolls around, we've had our fill of blistering cold, snow, and winds that threaten to sandblast your face.

In the last two weeks, we've had snow, power failures, ice pellets, and 80 degree F (26.6C) plus weather.  We are yearning for spring to make up its mind.


Some skies for you, as we in the Southern Tier of New York yearn for spring to stay. No sunsets because I just don't want to stand out there.  The first two photos were taken Saturday.

Trees are starting to leaf up but you can barely see it.

By Sunday, we had that 80 degree F weather, and blue skies.  Let's travel to downtown Binghamton, New York, for a photo shoot.  This first picture is at the county courthouse.

A magnolia at the courthouse.   The branches looked sparse compared to how I last remembered them, back in 2020, but it is still pretty.

A weeping pink cherry, also at the court house.

Our former historic Carnegie library, now a culinary arts school.  This library was vacant for nearly 20 years before the State University of New York took it over and renovated it.

The building to the left (as we are facing it) of the culinary school.

Let's close with one last picture from the day before.  I hope I can end my yearning for spring to stay soon.

Joining Yogi and his crew of skywatchers at #SkywatchFriday.

Only one more day to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  Tomorrow, I travel to the Finger Lakes of New York to end our virtual journeying.


  1. ...that magnolia is a joy to see.

  2. We've been alternating between winter and spring in Southeast TN, and hopefully this is the week we put away the winter clothing.
    Can't wait to see you Finger Lakes photos!

  3. We, too, are ready for spring, along with the skies and the flowers and the trees. Hoping this is the week the weather catches up.

  4. Lovely skies! There's a magnolia (the tulip tree kind) at the mall. I should drive by and see if it's in bloom. The huge one a few doors down has flowers, but the tree is so large you can't really notice. I am so sick of Blogger lately! Having to sign in to Google daily to comment (on Blogger blogs), and even forced to okay my own replies on my own blogs!

  5. We Canadians are definitely yearning, too!
    Beautiful skies!
    I think I just figured out why I love your part of the world so much--you have buildings that are more than a couple of decades old! Here were I am, if a building gets to be more than--say--50, it's pulled down to make way for 'newer and better'. It makes us Historians a little sick.

  6. Your yearning is beautiful, mine is esoteric. (I chose yearning too!)

  7. A wonderful ofd building like your library just sat empty for twenty years?

  8. Happy spring. I think things should remain warm sooner rather than later.

  9. Greetings and Salutations! Spring is just around the corner still. Glad to see your tulip tree in bloom. Carnegie Library building with the four columns looks so distinguished to be vacant so long. Glad it is now being used.

  10. Perfect blue skies!
    Great to see the old Carnegie library too!

  11. Beautiful skies and scenery. Thanks for sharing.


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