Saturday, March 03, 2012

Goodbye Snow

There is a hint of Spring up there at the top of the tree.
Tiny green buds waiting for warm weather.

Three beautiful eggs this morning.

The snow is slow to melt. 
The chickens want out!

These two large patches have melted because the pine needles 
overhead have dripped melt water on the snow.

I find it interesting that even though the areas are in the shade 
they melt before the rest of the snow
and the dripping make a pretty pattern in the dirt.

Too bad the bright reflection of the sun on the snow 
doesn't show in the photo.



Sarah Wooller said...

It's really interesting watching the patterns of snow melt isn't it. Most of ours was eroded from underneath where the earth was still relatively warm, so perhaps there is more biological activity going on under these patches - or are they wetter?

Clint Baker said...

As crazy as our weather has been, I wouldn't say bye for good yet! lol

LindaG said...

It is strange that the snow in the sun doesn't melt as quickly.
But you do have some pretty pictures. :-)

lisa said...

We got seven inches of the stuff the other day but now we are supposed to get a few days of high 40's and almost 50's,so, it will melt pretty fast.

Prairie Cat said...

Those are some nice sized eggs!

rkbsnana said...

Great photos especially the one with your little doggy in profile

Tanya said...

Ah, there is a cute chicken potholder brother to the lovely one you sent me! It sits on my kettle on the stove in the living room and I get a lot of comments about it!