Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Unrelenting Winter--Waiting for Spring

I'm sorry for being a curmudgeon.  But the views from my windows and the crusted, slippery mess of mounded snow that I navigate on daily walks (really trudges), tell me one thing: WINTER IS UNRELENTING.

Fogged Windows, March Rain
One day this week it rained and sleeted all day, adding an icy crust to the record breaking winter's snowfall, unmelted in dirty piles everywhere. I took refuge in my bedroom, finding interest in how fog on the window altered a familiar view. Is fog on the windows in March a sign of Spring?


Bedside Table, Snow Falling
By late afternoon of the same day, the temperature dropped and chubby snowflakes started to fall, continuing through the night. Is a heavy, wet snow in March a sign of Spring?



Days before, it had snowed and snowed for a string of days. The dreary storm laden sky merged with the whiteness of the snow-covered roofs.

Willoughby House Tower, Snowy Morning

Willoughby Tower, Snowy Roofs
Willoughby Tower, Snowy Roofs
And then the week before that, there was the snowstorm that everyone at the grocery store was proclaiming to be the last BIG ONE.  HAH! Is increased snowfall in late winter a sign that spring is coming?

Spruce Behind 2-Story House in Winter
Spruce Behind 2-Story House in Winter

As you can see, I'm starved for color!!! I NEED SPRING!!!! I NEED GREEN.  (Sorry for the rant.)

7 comments:

  1. Sorry, Marcia, but I'm laughing right out loud here! One of the USk requirements is storytelling with our sketches, and you NAILED it, girl!

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    1. I'll try to smile: :-l :-l ;-L :-o :-/ OK here it is: :-)
      Maybe if I exercise these facial muscles a bit more I can do it again :-)

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    2. Dang, you DID it! I'm pleased with blue sky today, I'll admit...

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  2. Marcia, All I can say is great sketches & hurry springtime!

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    1. AMEN!!! I'm dissolving in a monochrome sea!

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  3. Love these sketches! I couldn't agree with you more! When the gray Chicago winter makes me need green I wear my red boots, somehow that helps.

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    1. I haven't had red boots since I was in 3rd grade! I obviously need to get me grandma-size pair to become a green magnet.

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