Friday, February 10, 2012

Let it rain

If there's one thing I've always loved about the weather is watching the rain or snow fall from a distance. The wind-swept streaks coming down through the sky can be so bold. Seeing them at sunset is all the more dramatic.

* All of these images were shot within a matter of minutes of each other *

I never paid much attention to how quickly the sky changed color during a sunset or sunrise until I started photographinging them. It really is amazing. A matter of 30 seconds can make a dramatic difference in the colors reflected up through the clouds.

The Forsythia I cut last week-end has little green buds appearing. Yay! I also cut pieces from the Double-flowering Cherry tree but didn't have any luck last year getting them to bloom so I'm not hopeful they'll be any different this year.

Have you bought seeds yet? Or Spring bulbs? 

I know it's early here in the Northeast but I'm itching to get things started. Just yesterday I noticed they're starting to tap the tree's for maple syrup. That took me totally by surprise as it seems so early but with days in the upper 30's to low 40's and cold nights I guess the timing is about right. At least for this year anyway.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

I wish you all a wonderful week-end! Bitter cold temps are on tap for us but then we'll rebound back into the 30's and 40's again next week. Just plain strange. 


JeannetteLS said...

One of my friend's and my favorite things to do at her place on Lake Winnipesaukee was to sit on her screen porch and watch the thunderstorms sweep across the islands across, to see the play of light change, just as you say.

Of course, not so much when a really large cloud with tons of lightning seemed to be stationary, then grow... and we realized it was coming at US.

And still on either side we could see CALM lake with reflections.

MariCrea said...

Beautiful images,especially the first one
have a nice weekend

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your pretty sunset photos. The sky does change so quickly with clouds and colours. The sugar bush won't be open here until March. Kings Landing Historical Settlement near Fredericton, NB has 2 Sugar Bush weekends in mid to late March. I hope to go up for a visit again this year. We're getting a snowstorm tomorrow then bitter cold again. So up and down! Have a super weekend. Blessings, Pamela

MaggieGem said...

Lovely images once again... always a pleasure to see your New England views!

Steve Borichevsky said...

Yah, it is a bit early...unless you have thousands of taps. I'm really concerned about the sugar season this year because it has been so warm.

Great collections of photos.

Stephanie said...

beautiful images! have a great weekend!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Lovely photos, Sharon... and a strange winter indeed. We have snow forecast for tonite but I'd bet a dollar to a bunch of tulip bulbs we won't see any.