Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January Thaw

"No one can look at a pine tree in winter
without knowing that spring will come again in due time."
~Frank Bolles
The last few days leave me believing that spring is not too far behind. After several days of below freezing temps, it's so nice to have sunny days in the 50s. So we went for a walk, my grandson and I. Well, I walked. He strolled. We walked past the skateboarders and the jogger in shorts enjoying an unseasonable warm day.
We walked past an old antebellum home.
We looked up through the trees.

We saw creatures in the trees. Look closely. Do you see what looks like a bird, the beak and eyes on the left of the tree trunk? Yea, we were really killing time - bad case of cabin fever!

And then we saw a bird's nest leftover from a past season no doubt
which gave us hope of spring.
O, wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

I'm contributing to Outdoor Wednesday.


Carolyn Ford said...

Those are beautiful photographs! I especially like the first one of the pine cones hanging in the tree. Very nice post!

Light and Voices said...

I really think your header is grand. Very nice post.
Joyce M

Regina said...

Wow. Great scenes and captures Marsha
Happy outdoor!

Kammy said...

Spring - I am ready !! It was just about 50 here yesterday - love it !
Enjoyed your pictures - love the first one the most !

Becky K. said...

I love the pine cone photo. I have one that is similar that makes me happy.

Spring will come...this was likely just a teaser, but a welcome one.
We are enjoying it as well.

Becky K.

marmielu said...

I didn't get outside much, but I sure did enjoy having the sunshine streaming in my windows! I enjoyed the photos, and I always get excited when I see nests in our trees.
Mary Lou

Monkey Mommy said...

It looks very warm there in your neck of the woods :)

happy wednesday

Helena said...

These are great photos! I love the pine cone one, and the sky in the second picture is just gorgeous.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great pictures. Beautiful house. I am loving the warmer temps. I woke up to thunder this morning - rain today and tomorrow.

Maggie B said...

Spring is quite a long way off for us yet so is was pleasant to look at your pix and dream of warmer days to come.
Happy OW

Joops said...

Gorgeous photos you have here. I just became your follower.

Snow no More for Outdoor Wednesday.

Mary said...

Your photos are lovely. I can't think of a better way to treat a case of cabin fever than to take a slow walk through the park. I hope you have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

vignette design said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for taking me along on your walk with you grandson! --Delores

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and you had a nice walk with your grandson.

Grammy and Olivia said...

Looks like you had a lovely walk...beautiful pictures. I sure wish we could see spring on the way here. I'll just have to enjoy the pictures of yours :o)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful pictures. I especially like the one of the antebellum home. I'm sure those walls could talk. What a wonderful time you must have had with your grandson. Thanks for coming by to see my little "thief". Pop in any 'ole time.. hugs ~lynne~

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What beautiful photos. I saw the bird in the tree before I even read what you wrote. Wearing shorts when it's in the 50's is not something this "can't take the cold" California gal could do :-)

Tara said...

Great shots!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your pictures are fantastic! How I wish I had a good camera!
What a beautiful place to live...just beautiful.
I am in love with tree's and have already planted six of them since June of 2008. Two redwoods and three birch and one lemon! :)
Love those pictures.

Regina said...

Wow Marsha how wonderful!
Spring will arrive early!