Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snow—For a Few Hours

(Click on the thumbnail for the bigger, better version)

Things got a little crazy around here for a few days, but I am back again. One thing about being out of touch for a bit is that there such a wealth of images to view and plenty of interesting reading to catch up on.

We had snow last Sunday, but it did not last long. Supposedly, we have more coming this weekend. Rather than snow, we have had mostly rain this year. Of course, if this year is anything like 2010, we could have snow as late as May.

I wish I knew what these seed pods are from. I haven't seen any others, but I will be watching for them now.


  1. Anita, in this, the 21st century, "crazy" is the new norm. :-)

    Lovely photo and those look to be sizable seed pods. The weather the last few years seems to be unpredictable for sure.

  2. Earl - We are peculiar—we humans. We have more options; life is easier; thus, we feel compelled to take on more. And, we make ourselves nuts in the process.

    I know someone will be able to solve the mystery of those pods. Looking forward to it.

    The weather has always been unpredictable, as long as I can remember—and that's a very long time. I particularly remember floods followed by droughts waaaaay back when I was a youngster in Texas. Plus, I recall my disbelief when, as a child, I first learned about the ice age and the massive climate changes in Europe centuries ago.

  3. Very nice, Anita. The seedpods look like milkweed to me. In upstate NY, they burst open in late fall and the seeds get picked up by the wind. Many consider them a nuisance plant, but I like them.

  4. Ken - Thank for your comment and the info. I will have to watch for milkweed now and pay attention next fall and winter.

  5. I'm a little late to the party, been traveling and such, but spring has sprung here and the trees are blossoming as are my allergies. :) Hopefully, you'll be finished with winter, after all, Punxsutawney Phil said that winter was over!

  6. Paul - Phil has rocks in his head! Later, I'll tell you how I really feel about it. :)

    Thanks for the comment and glad you're back. Not glad about the allergies. Out of touch myself today.

  7. They look like milkweed to me, also. And, I'm trying to do a bit of catch-up with my blogs. I honestly have not wanted to even log on my computer for several days, where I've been logging on everyday for the past couple of years.

  8. Monte - Thanks for another verification. I know what you mean about days out of touch. Sometimes, I just have nothing whatsoever to say and can't even take in anything.


You can leave your comments here. Because all comments are held pending review, yours will not immediately appear on the site. I eagerly read all of them and sincerely appreciate your taking the time to record your impressions and views. Thanks for visiting.