Monday, February 02, 2009

Reaching out for Spring


Branch and Tree Trunk, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

While it may seem to be the dead of winter to many folks, it's actually the earliest of early springs in some ways. The trees are just starting to bud and it's the time of year when we have cooler nights but the sun warms our afternoons. I like that. I like a good crisp nightfall coupled with a warm, sunny day.

Didn't do much this weekend-still recovering from the cold, but I did manage a few nature shots as well as some pictures of Chase playing in the grass. He's getting a bit more mellow and a bit more used to my camera hounding him, which is good. I hope that one day I can take pictures of Chase without him getting all paranoid on me or, even worse, running off into the garden, giving me a "woof!" I don't want to scare away the little guy, just take his picture, but he doesn't seem to understand that. He's just not all that into the whole "camera/I'm a model" thing, even though it's great fun to watch his fur blow in the breeze.

Since the calendar year has turned once again, it's also time for a new crop of TV shows and, of course, some of our favorites to come back, out of hiatus, and bring on new episodes. Tonight, BBC America promises to run (finally) the winter olympic special from Top Gear and we've got a new season of American Idol, Burn Notice, plus a whole crop of new episodes on cable TV to look forward to each night this week. While I'm not much one for the couch potato business, this is a wonderful time to take it easy, relax, and just wait for spring to roll around, don't you think?

Until next time...

2 comments:

Scriber's Web said...

Beautiful shot!

mythopolis said...

Well, you are south of me, I think..and trees are not budding here yet. But the first shoots of daffodil/buttercups are poking out of the ground...that is encouraging! Kentucky got creamed by ol man winter and just missed me by about 100 miles. Someone on the news commented that they need to get rid of the traditional ground-hog and replace him with a blind ground-hog...that would solve the problem of how much winter remains! : )