moments in focus…

Maryland

snow’s still here

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Yes, I said it… the snow is still here.  We do have patches of earth poking through, but I think it will be a while before it melts away completely.

I took this picture when my husband and I were xc skiing.  There was something about looking up into the trees that seemed so peaceful.


Is it cold there too?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The days have been cold, the nights colder.  -2 F was the lowest, at night. 7 F the highest, during the day.  And yes, those temperatures keep us indoors, for the most part.

These pictures were taken on days when it wasn’t so cold.  The top one is from Linn Run State Park in PA. I am guessing the high was 21 that day… it was also snowing.  And it was also FUN!  We kept warm with layers of smart wool, hats, gloves, lambs wool lined boots… we were prepared.

The lower image is from New Germany State Park after XC skiing.  It’s a beautiful park, 40 minutes from our home.  Lucky lucky us.

Linn Run

New Germany


On the road

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After being gone for two weeks, I am finally posting something. I went for a drive the other day to take pictures, this is one I took out the front windshield while driving. Hopefully I will post some of the other pictures I took with my camera soon, as this one was taken with my iPhone.


Cherry Blossoms

New place, new plants.  This tree, which is in our yard, was full of little white blossoms for about two weeks, now it’s all green… still very pretty.  Correct me if I’m wrong… but I believe this is a Cherry Blossom tree.

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the beauty of night lights

The beautiful night sky compelled me to set up my tripod a few nights ago.  These are two of many (many, many…) shots I took that night. In the second shot, you can see the wind turbines’ red lights lining the hillside.

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Buzzing around.

 

As we sit on our back deck, these Bees hover nearby.  They aren’t aggressive, just annoying.  I wasn’t sure what type of Bees they were, so I looked it up (ahhhh, the internet :),  they are Carpenter Bees.  I found these buzzing around the neighbors Dogwood tree.

 
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something new… everyday

 Nature is incredible… each day I see a new bud, flower, leaf, plant… it really is amazing how much there is to see.  These buds appeared the other day, I have no idea what they are or what they will become, but it sure is fun watching them progress. 

 

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It’s just the beginning…

 

 

 

A few close-ups of Spring (taken a few weeks ago).

 
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Pretty in pink.

 

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Spring is here!

Blink and you will miss it! The beginning of Spring that is.  One day the tree branches are bare, then you notice small buds and then… bam… the trees have leaves!  It’s incredible, the different scents, colors, textures, shapes…. amazing.

I took the images below, of a Saucer-Cup Magnolia, on a bike ride in my neighborhood.  There are so many beautiful trees right outside my front door. :)

 

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