Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thaw

It is warm today,
59.9 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once again the ground begins to thaw.
Milkweed seeds drift on the southern breeze.

A feather found a dried rose.

The cardinals and I
enjoyed a break from the cold.

A cold front is moving in.
It is just a short break.

19 comments:

Lavender Dreamer said...

Beautiful ....as always! And thank you for the little fairy for my blog! I put her on the sidebar to live for awhile!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It was warm here today too. At least all the snow melted off the streets and most of the garden. You can really see the micro climates in the garden when this happens. I can see where it is cooler, where the snow didn't melt, than other spots in the garden.

I saw some of these milkweed seeds in the garden today too. It was a surprise to me. Fun to see.

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

I haven't seen the cardinals, Mr or Mrs in my garden for a couple of weeks now. I hope the extreme cold we had didn't cause them any harm.
Tell me, what did the sun look like...I've forgotten!?

Q said...

Dear Lavender Dreamer,
You are welcome!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Watching the milkweed pods open and the seeds fly forth is always so lovely.
I was pleased with the photographs and just had to post!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Shelia,
It has beem so cold for you!
Hope the sun comes out soon.
Sherry

DirtDigger (Tessa) said...

Your photos are terrific Sherry! I especially like the seed photo. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to spring!

Natural Moments said...

You must feel as light as a feather.

Wendy said...

Oh those pics look wonderful! We always seem to get a little break towards the end of January. As if Mother Nature is teasing us - or letting us know that spring will definitely be here (sooner or later). LOL

Cheryl said...

Daer Sherry....Isn't Mother Nature wonderful....her artwork is amazing.....and she give is so freely if we just take the time to look around us.

Of course the Cardinal is a beautiful bird....I have them in my heart now...

Tumblewords: said...

A breath of spring! I'm still covered in several feet of snow, so your photos offer much hope in addition to pure pleasure!

Barbara said...

Stunning pictures, so beautiful. I think, as winter isn't over yet, we shall have still more cold fronts to come until it's Spring. Everytime I see a cardinal (in books, other blogs etc.), I have to think of you. I saw this bird for the first time in my life here in your blog.
Have a great time!
Barbara

Rose said...

It was nice while it lasted! Back to the cold today...
I forgot to mention in my last comment that I love the lavendar fairy:)

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Your photographs always look lovely. The birds are clear and beautiful. And your verse that goes along with everything is soothing to the soul.

marmee said...

what delightful photos of the warmth and sunshine on your birds and plants. the sun makes everything glisten. then your ability to capture them is wonderful. thank you so much for sharing.

Sue said...

As the others did, I enjoyed your pics. We have had up and down temps, too. I think it was Thursday we had a record high of 60 degrees, and the next day, it was back to the teens. Right now it is 10 degrees, and it says on my computer, "Unknown Precip". We had about an inch of snow Friday, and I'm not sure how much last night. It's supposed to snow more today. May I come to Texas with you? I could pack lightly.

mon@rch said...

Stunning Photos and I really love your two macros!

dAwN said...

I love your photographs...and what you write about them..

ChrisND said...

I am definitely warmed by visiting your blog. Your first to photo to evoke a little feeling of cold and snow followed by the hot brightness of the cardinals.