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Mother Nature is hilarious

Early this morning.
Early this morning.

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.

~ Susan Orlean

Juniper in the snow.
Juniper in the snow.

The rain changed over to snow early this morning, as predicted.  I had to laugh when I woke up and looked out the window to see it was more than flurries.  We must have gotten a good 3-4 inches when all was said and done.  Big, fat, wet snowflakes fell for a couple of hours this morning and it was beautiful.

A front row seat to winter.
A front row seat to winter.

After yesterday’s post about an early spring, it was a delight and a hoot to see winter visiting with us once again.  Even the birds didn’t seem to mind it.  They were chattering and singing as if it was a spring day.

The magic sparkle of sunlight.
The magic sparkle of sunlight in the woods.

Around 10:30 AM, the clouds cleared, the sun came out, and the snow started melting quickly.  The thaw was beautiful, especially in the woods where the sunlight made everything glow.  I even heard the peepers again as it began to warm up a little.

Drip.
Drip.

By noon, all the snow was gone.

In the cedars.
In the cedars.

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.

~ Charles Dickens

Sometimes the light is just right.
Sometimes the light is just right.

At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.

~ Toni Morrison

Ready to let go.
Ready to let go.

Thank you for dropping by today for a short walk in the snow and thaw.  I think sunset is going to be interesting this evening.  I’ll meet you at the Point.  Sunset is now at 5:30 PM.  I’ll probably get there early to see the birds, if there are any birds hanging out there.  Maybe we’ll get lucky and spot a few eagles.

Rising up.
Rising up.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

20 thoughts on “Mother Nature is hilarious

  1. Beautiful pictures. I’ve never been able to capture the sparkely-ness when the snow is melting in the woods. You did it beautifully! We have had a lot of snow this winter, so we have been shoveling a lot. There is about 2 feet on the ground right now. We are sooo grateful for it, but did it really have to knock our gutters clear off?
    Enjoy your spring!
    Mary

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    1. Thank you, Mary. 🙂 Yikes about the gutters! It must have been heavy snow. The snow rarely sticks around here long enough to do any kind of damage, and we usually don’t get more than a few inches.

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  2. Awww…my favorite of these is (of course) “rising up” and then “just right light.” We still have no snow on the ground..though it’s no longer really warm. But it’s not all that cold either. Those pesky weather people are warning us, though, that Sunday night and into next week we will be back to a normal winter. Whatever that means.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. 🙂 They’re saying we will be getting more snow on Tuesday so perhaps it’s the same system. I think our temperatures are supposed to be more seasonable after that (40’s for highs).

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  3. Don’t like the weather, wait a minute! Always thought that was a New England thing but apparently it is working for Maryland this winter!
    Got our first somewhat significant snow – 4-5 inches, really not much but compared to the rest of this winter it is.

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    1. This is my third winter here, Karma, and I think that may well be true of Maryland winters. The temperature jumps all around and you never know what kind of precipitation we might get. Looking outside today, you’d never know it snowed yesterday.

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