Wednesday, March 24, 2010

La Donna e Mobile

Monday's sunrise was a warning.

 "It's like living in Mordor," my husband said, as we watched the black clouds, like malevolent birds, blotting out the sky above us.
After all that irrational exuberance back on the weekend -- crocuses, daffodils, Spring, tra la -- Mother Nature dope-slapped us on Monday.
Rain turned to sleet; sleet turned to snow.

A good day for bird-watching . . .
Or watching Miss Susie Hutchins bird-watching...




But. . .
By mid afternoon on Tuesday, the snow was gone, the sun was out. . .

And Maggie and Dan decided to enjoy this pleasant side of Mother Nature . . . 
who, being feminine, is fickle.



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19 comments:

joanny said...

Lovely garden path -- cat is adorable with the look like she swallowed the canary--the dogs look like they are enjoying themselves -- but the snow and sleet UGH!
It is cold and damp- lush and green here but not so much with the sleet and ice...hope it warms up soon back there.
Joanny

Martin H. said...

Those photographs are pretty dramatic Vicki. Spring needs to show all of her assertiveness this year. She'll be making an entrance, in full-on power dress, and there will be no denying her.

Miss_Yves said...

Mother Nature is "una donna mobile", and Spring a naughty boy!

Lovely cat watching the mirror:
belle "mise en abyme"!
Beautiful picture within a picture !

Friko said...

loved the cloudscapes.
very nice series of pictures. I am a sucker for insights into people's lives.

Jean Baardsen said...

Your sunrise photos are incredible! I'm glad the snow came and went quickly. I think we're all ready to enjoy Spring! I also like the shot of the cat watching you watching her.

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Joanny! The cat is watching the birds through one way glass. She wishes she could swallow them.

Let's hope so,Martin. We are cheered to see our pastures greening.

Thanks, Miss Yves! She looks quite like your Cachou, doesn't she?

Oh, me too, Friko! Fascinating!

Jean - I think she was saying 'What?'

willow said...

Gorgeous pics, Vicki. Now, I've gotta dig out my Pavarotti album...

Tammy said...

Now doesn't THAT look familiar? It's 70s weather here again, but clouds moving in. Not sure what the temps will do with that. What's with this one way glass? Now that is pretty cool. Not that the birds pay any attention to the six kittens splayed out over the windows trying to catch them anyway...
Tammy

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JamaGenie said...

Yes, the sunrise photos are incredible! So sorry Mother Nature turned out to be a tease, but a non-discriminatory one. Same thing happened where I live tow days earlier. Bummer.

Lorenzo at the Alchemist's Pillow said...

Hi, Vicki. Here enjoying your blog after your kind comments on mine. After listening to your audio intro to yourself on the profile page, I feel I already know you a bit.

Suz said...

What a treat..all your photos...and that kitty...so gorgeous....and the best...all those cardinals!! lucky you

Vicki Lane said...

I keep humming it, Willow -- wish I knew all the words.

It's a bird feeder that fits in a window, Tammy -- we can see them but they just see a mirror. We got it back in '87 for John's mother who was bedridden to have by her bed. It's all foggy and scratched now-- I'm lobbying for a new one.

Thanks, Arshad!

She likes to play her little tricks everywhere, JamaGenie.

Hey, Lorenzo -- Sound like a hillbilly, don't I? I'm always a little shocked to hear a recording of my voice. Oh, well...

Hey, Suz -- when I took that picture there were six more male cardinals in another tree. We are well blessed with cardinals!

Kaye Barley said...

oh Vicki - I just fell head over heels in love with the cardinals in the tree pic. If you ever decide to start selling prints of some of your pictures I will be your first customer!

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you, Kaye! (You are welcome to download it and make a print for your own enjoyment. Another of my friends has used one of my cardinal pics (with my permission) for notecards.

Kaye Barley said...

Very Generous of you, Vicki - thank you! And I'll make sure you're credited as photographer.

Tipper said...

We had a little snow too-not as much as you-mostly flurries. I'm glad the sun is back : )

Vagabonde said...

Weather changes quickly that is true. Another way to get a quick change of weather is to travel by plane. We left Texas yesterday afternoon where it was 82 in the shade. Arriving in Atlanta, I had to open the suitcase to get our jackets out as it was in the 50s…..so cold!

Vicki Lane said...

Texas? I thought you all were in Florida!