The calendar tells us Spring will begin in two days! Sure hope Mother Nature has a calendar and refers to it! LOL Seriously, there are signs that Spring is, in deed, here and ready to start bringing all the joys that Spring so aptly brings to our lives…….the geese are returning – they have been squawking overhead a lot in the past few days…….my daffodils are popping up out of the ground…….forecasted temperatures are beginning to be predominantly in the more pleasant range……we’ve moved on to Daylight Savings Time and the days are getting longer! Yes, regardless of the light snow we saw swirling through the air yesterday and the few days still stuck in the 30’s, Spring IS upon us and I couldn’t be happier!!!
With Spring comes the start of Adventure Season! YAY!!! I have a Maple Syrup Tour booked through our Cobblestone Museum Society the end of the month and am counting down the days till my first big adventure – my 2019 cruise – in April and some friends and I are starting discussions about our annual trip to Washington, DC that we’re planning in the Fall, this year! And, that’s just the beginning! I am so looking forward to this year’s Adventure Season! So many ideas fighting in my head for the chance to be a reality…..what, oh what, will this year bring!!!??? Stay tuned for the photo results as the year progresses!
So, now — here are my favorite shots from my March Daily Photo Challenge, so far…….the daily prompt is noted below each photo:
OUT THE WINDOW
ON THE GROUND
One more thing, before I log off here and begin my Monday……I went to a paint night at Brushstrokes in Medina last week – we painted Gnomes and had some wine and chocolate pairings…..here are the results of my efforts:
The photo distorted the color of the jacket and dots on the hat rim — it is actually chocolate brown!
Have a great day…..be on the lookout for more signs of Spring — they are fluttering all around us!!!
No words necessary……the title and photos says it all!
Goodbye, February……can’t say as I’m sorry to see you go! Here’s to hoping March is much kinder to us……bringing thoughts of Spring and new beginnings! Here are a few of my favorite Daily Photo Challenge pics from the last half of February – the Daily Prompt is the caption for each photo!
Over My Head
(I forgot “Shadow” day, so “Over My Head” played double duty)
Blue and Green
This coming week is the beginning of the Lenten Season…….so, I will be doing the usual Daily Photo Challenge AND a Lenten Photo Challenge! Looking forward to what I’ll come up with for both lists of prompts!
We’re at the half way point for February…….good time to share my fave photos, so far, from February’s Daily Photo Challenge! The daily topic is noted under each photo!
Until we meet again……tootle loo!!!
This is why I don’t get much done around here in the mornings……I get up about 7:00 am…….take care of Megan – breakfast and let her out to take care of business and make sure the yard is the way she left it when she went to bed the night before…….and then I get on here, where I sit and look out at the bird feeders right outside the window, and get all wrapped up in the entertainment of the day – either by the birds or the squirrels!!!
And, so it goes…….
The weather in Western NY has been……well……typical! hahaha We were socked in with a wicked snow storm and wind chills in the negative double digits, then enjoyed a few days of spring-like weather in the 50-60’s, and then found ourselves coated with a thick layer of ice…..all within about a week!!! That’s WNY for ya!!!
Here are some photos of the ice storm of yesterday and today……all taken from inside where it is nice and warm with a zoom lens……I’m not crazy enough to risk slip sliding around outside for a few photos! hehehe
Full disclosure – I didn’t take this one – a friend who stopped by took it cause she thought it looked cool and sent it to me!
A not so hot burning bush……
And……the funniest part……it didn’t get out of the 30s all day, today, but will warm up into the 40s starting about 8:00 this evening and increase into the 50s by midnight and stay in the upper 40s through the night before dropping back into the 30s and then 20s by morning and through the day tomorrow! Yep……it’s been interesting!
Yeah, yeah……I know……I’ve been absent on here this month!!! January is a tough month — the let down from the holidays — winter really digs in her heals — it seems like the longest month in history!!! But, all that aside, it wasn’t a bad month……I got a lot done “behind the scenes”, so to speak, and took some awesome photos in response to the January Daily Photo Prompts!!! Here are my favorites for January (the prompt is noted below each photo):
This or That
Starts With T
I Went Here
So, goodbye January……hello February……looking forward to Spring in LESS THAN TWO MONTHS!!!