Friday, February 19, 2010

Sweet Sunshine

After Wednesday's snow, we woke to a welcome smudge of sun  in a cloudy sky . . .
 
and by afternoon the south-facing slopes were cleared of white  . . .
 unlike the north-facing . . .

 
Beneath the melting snow, a crumpled pansy bides its time.
 
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16 comments:

Martin H. said...

Vicki

That is some view you have there! The sun is shining in our neck of the woods just now, but everything is soggy underfoot.

I'm willing that Pansy on!

Pat in east TN said...

We had snow flurries up until noon yesterday and by 3 had glorious, beautiful sunshine and last night stars so close you could have touched them! I can't believe how quickly the snow melted in some areas, and like Martin H., those areas are quite soggy.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Hey Vicki,
I think we are all ready for some warm weather. We are expecting sunshine and 62 today! We have been in the low 20s every night and heavy white frost every morning. I'm longing to get my hands in the dirt!! :)

Liz said...

I feel a lot like that crumpled pansy!!

willow said...

It's sunny this morning in my neck of the woods, too. What a treat!

Vicki Lane said...

And that was yesterday -- today is all out sunny and warmer than it's been in months!

Unfortunately, the sun reveals the dust that has settled everywhere and makes the house look winterworn. So I'm scurrying about trying to make things look better.

Poor Liz! I feel sure that both you and the pansy will uncrumple soon and smile in the spring sunshine!

Kaye Barley said...

Don't you just love the sun? I will never ever take it for granted again.

And - Speaking of dust . . .

Having been snowed in for so long over here and getting the beginning stirrings of cabin fever. Guess What?!

I've gotten a big head start of my spring cleaning - Yay!!!! Dust Bunnies are dying by the hundreds.

And I join everyone in cheering on that Pansy!!!!!

Friko said...

poor sweet little pansy.
No more snow, pleaaaaase. We too woke up to more snow this morning. I want to get out into the garden and start my labour of love.

Miss_Yves said...

Thank you very much, dear Vicki Lane for your excellent translation !
The little pansy seems so fragile ...

Star said...

Well that's more like it, I must say. Lovely blue sky. You are very high up aren't you. How high exactly?
Blessings Star

Merisi said...

Glorious pansies, they will melt the snow in no time with the help of the sun!

I was trying to search for "Laroes" - I had never heard that word. before. Seems to be a Dutch surname, but I could not find anything about the meaning of the word. Intriguing!

Vicki Lane said...

Yep, let's get the winter crud out of the house and be ready for the garden -- though it is quite soggy just now. I have great hope for the pansies -- they are amazingly tough.

Thank you Miss Yves! As I said -- I'm learning French, three lines at a time.

Star, our house is at about 2500 feet and the mountain rises behind us to about 3000 feet.

I have searched many places, Merisi, and have yet to find an answer to the question of laroes.

Victoria said...

And here in the California mountains I'm happy because the sky is cloudy, the wind is howling and it's starting to rain! But that rain will turn to snow by morning. Different strokes... :)

Vicki Lane said...

I know, I know. But we've had what might be termed a gracious plenty of precip.

Tipper said...

Pretty photos! My snow is almost gone-and I'm ready for spring.

Miss_Yves said...

You are a very good pupil !
Congratulations !