Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Do You Smell That?

Finally the weather has broken for those of us in the more southern east!!  The river has been frozen for over a month...but with today's above 40 temperatures and the beautiful sun I will put on my camouflage uniform, snow boots and cap and head down to the dock.


I hear water dripping and running everywhere.  It is as if the plumbing has broken in earth's bathroom.  The river is still frozen, but thawing as I watch!  I feel as if at least one surreal photo is in order:


Or maybe not...maybe I am ready to face reality.  Wow, that air smells just like the air smells on the top of a snowy mountain.  It is pure and clean and makes me high.  The breeze is cool but gentle as it fingers my gray hair.  I look up and as if someone felt I deserved a little surprise, there not too far over my head glides a bald eagle enjoying the warmer weather.  (He was too acrobatic for a photo, but you can place him and his marvelous air dance in your mind's eye.)

Far out toward the creek where it joins the river I can actually see blue water!  That ice in the foreground is too thin to walk on, so it will be thawed by sunset today.


Can spring be too far behind?

10 comments:

ellen abbott said...

It's amazing how fast it happens when it is time. Like flipping a switch.

Brian Miller said...

i sincerely hope not...its great to smell that air...and on thursday i will stand in a t shirt and allow the sun to touch my skin...and i will feel complete...ha

Celia said...

Love that fresh, crisp, air and sunny pictures. Still its only February, nature is tricky.

messymimi said...

Enjoy the beautiful scent and scenery, and i hope it stays pleasant and not too hot for quite a while.

Linda Reeder said...

Hopefully this really is the turning point and not yet another winter storm will have to assert itself.

Red said...

After a long nasty spell of weather a break is very invigorating. You can smell spring. My ice is 24 in. thick. It will be while before it disappears. Things will happen quickly as the sun gets higher.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Such beauty
and it is happening here by the woods. Everything smells so fresh and clean :)

kenju said...

I just read that we are expecting more now next week, while this week our temps are in the 60's and 70's.
On that weather yo-yo again.

Mage said...

Wow, what beautiful drama. :)

Kay said...

It looks so beautiful. I sure do wish you an early spring. Looking at my daughter's photos of the Chicago landscape though... I don't know.