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And now for something completely different …

10 Mar

Well, it’s starting to warm up a bit … it’s supposed to hit 50°F today, and in the 40°s tomorrow. Then a couple of days below freezing, and back up again. I suppose we could call it “Spring breakup”, as they do up in the Canadian shield.

As usual at this time of year, our main worry changes from snowstorms to flooding … local, of course, but no less damaging, if it happens in your neighbourhood. I’ve seen many years when perfectly well-built homes had their foundations eroded, and a couple of years ago, the flooding was so bad in the centre of the state that the mass of water broke out of a prominent recreational lake, through a highway, and drained the lake. Took many months to get things sorted from that, and several large home were totally destroyed.

Any road, I was out on a mission a couple of days ago, and on my way home, I rode through the park, and found these:

The ice breaking up on the Lake is visible (well, kinda) beyond the trees.


In this one, the Lake is more visible:

And that’s about it; a sign of hope, for sure!
Cheers, all!

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26 responses to “And now for something completely different …

  1. evawiren

    March 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    This is a very nice and hopeful post beautiful pictures. It is spring

     
    • derwandersmann

      March 11, 2014 at 1:51 am

      Thank you, Eva. I certainly hope it truly is spring.

       
    • pam

      March 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      I actually wore only a light weight jacket the last two days as it was in the 40s. Now today, 30 something and I was a little cold with the same jacket on. Lucky I had the long scarf draped around my neck and down in the front.

      Seeing all those trees makes me want to check out the parks and boat docks around the Red River. If I wasn’t such a wimp with the below zero temps, I would have gone out to see it frozen. It is probably breaking up and running pretty good now. However, we didn’t get much snow so I doubt there’ll be any sand bagging needed this year.

       
      • derwandersmann

        March 13, 2014 at 2:09 am

        You gotta get yourself a good digital camera. It’s surprising how little you’ll notice the cold if you have a camera with you.
        Oh … and a pair of glomitts.

         
  2. sprytely50

    March 11, 2014 at 3:15 am

    We are having the same issues here, a wee melt today and tomorrow then back into the deep freeze again by the end of the week.
    Thinking it is time to hire a new weatherperson.

    To make myself feel better I am going to scroll up and enjoy your pictures again :-).

     
  3. Darko

    March 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Yes, Spring Break is about to start, from Monday 😀
    It seems that we are done with a snow, at least on the west coast, now it will be only rain, as they say on TV. More or less an usual spring, I would say 🙂

     
  4. d4rkn1ght

    March 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Winter it’s not over just yet here. We are getting some more snow tomorrow. ❗ But today temperatures will go as high as 60° F. 😯

     
    • derwandersmann

      March 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Snow due here, today. nothing worth mentioning, though.

       
  5. raniahajqasem

    March 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    thanks God the weather is Somewhat stable here , Spring has come though it still a little cold here ,It seems that the climate is harsh where you live

     
    • derwandersmann

      March 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      I think we prefer to call it “rigorous”, Rania. LOL
      It is good to see you … please be safe.

       
      • raniahajqasem

        March 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm

        “please be safe”.thanks derwandersmann

         
  6. Words

    March 11, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    It certainly looks beautiful there, despite the conditions. I hope everything stays safe for you.

     
    • derwandersmann

      March 12, 2014 at 1:45 am

      More snow and a couple of cold days, then up again; then down. The usual equinoctial roller-coaster.

       
  7. Deb Platt

    March 16, 2014 at 4:11 am

    We’ve had beautiful, spring-like weather here the last couple of days. It’s been windy though. If there was a little kid in my life right now, I would have taken them kite-flying.

     
    • derwandersmann

      March 16, 2014 at 5:43 am

      Hang in there! In a couple of days you can take him sledding.

       
  8. h82type

    March 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    I cannot handle another Winter like this. I’m in NY, I couldn’t imagine living in Maine or Michigan, much less Canada!
    I might learn Spanish just so I can move closer to a tropical climate!

     
  9. Adele Brand

    March 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    It has finally stopped raining in the UK, although the local underground river is still currently an overground river. The flowers are opening and the birds are calling. But we had no snow at all in Surrey this year, which is very rare.

     
  10. raniahajqasem

    March 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

    it has stopped raining in the UK and strated in Suria , rain has come so late this year .

     
    • derwandersmann

      March 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      It was said, in WWI Europe, that the vast quantities of explosives being burnt gave off fumes that affected the weather. And it was exceptionally rainy then. I do not know if it would hold up scientifically, however.
      Do be careful. Your country worries me.

       
  11. saktimari

    April 8, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Bardzo piekne drzewa…zima i droga zimą też piękna….podobają mi się Twoje zdjęcia….I like your photos …. happy day wandersmann

     
  12. Harry...the Man!

    May 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Well, spring is certainly present in my part of the World, too (southern England, UK). I was driving yesterday evening with Gloria through a few backroads. It’s too easy to not look properly at what is around you and realise just how beautiful the trees by the side of the road can be. Nature’s beauty sure is a blessing – and the gorgeous photos on this blog always remind me of that.

     
    • derwandersmann

      May 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks for the compliment … I reckon that advancing age (and advancing black-robed chaps with sharp scythes, at least I hope they’re sharp) have taught me that, since I can’t do much about the freakish actions of the weather, the best I can do is accept it, and keep my eyes open for something interesting.
      And keep a camera handy. Thank god I don’t have to worry about film!

       

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