Bloomin’ Blues!

The Blues are here!  The miniature Blue Snow Iris just bloomed today.  My last post showed the miniature Purple Snow Iris.   Our temperatures reached 80 today and buds were popping open everywhere.

Here are a few photos of our Early Spring…… 

mini Blue Snow Iris

I love that blue color!!!

Pink Viburnum...blooming about 6 weeks early.

Daffodils almost ready to pop!

A chorus of Blues~

Where flowers bloom, so does Hope.   ~Lady Bird Johnson

Thanks for visiting.

Judy

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Is that really a snowflake?

Note…  I had three photos on my draft but they would not upload to the actual post.  I tried for 40 minutes to reload them and downsized them to a thumbnail.  They still would not load.  I am very frustrated.  This has happened before.   Has anyone had a similar problem?  

Hello blog readers!

We’ve had warm temperatures, rain, freezing rain, sleet, golfing weather and high winds but not much snow!  We are far behind our annual snow totals for this season.  It concerns me for our beautiful Freshwater Seas….our Great Lakes, that surround our state of Michigan.  The lakes depend on moisture, such as rain and snow to keep their water levels up.  This low-snow year is not boding well for our lakes.  We need much more snow to ensure higher lake water levels.

Today we awoke to a snowstorm.  All the trees were covered with white “frosting” and the flakes were falling from the sky at a heavy rate.  I have a quest to try and catch snowflakes on my photos, so I set my image speed high and went outside.  The wind was furious and the snow whirled around me.  But I was able to capture some snowflakes.

About 3 hours later, the sun came out and the skies turned blue with puffy white clouds.  I can’t tell you the last time we saw blue skies like this!   In Michigan we say: “If you don’t like the weather…wait a minute, and it will change.”   I have a feeling Michigan is not the only state that takes credit for that quote!

Blue spruce

The Blue Spruce stands tall and mighty against the wind, protecting birds from the elements.

 

Good night! Sleep well…
Judy

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Breakfast on the porch~

For a while we had some lovely summer-like weather in October.  That has disappeared and we are now getting rain and much cooler temperatures!  But it was fun to contemplate breakfast on the porch for a little while longer.  It’s a luxury those of us in the Northern climes don’t get to do often enough.  In fact, it’s fun for me to look at the photo and remember….now that the skies resemble snow clouds!    I am jealous of those of you who live in the South and can enjoy treats like this almost all year!