Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Day 100 POTD First Plants of Spring!!!!!!

I am so excited by this post! First, by my count, it's the 100th post for the Photo of the Day thread! AND, it's the first sign of something green actually growing outside next to my house!


There's little clumps of snow (snirt) here and there, still, but these brave little plants are busy transforming the landscape, according to their own time-table, no matter how much more snow we may get.

Oh, and I wanted to correct something from my post yesterday. That nasty looking snow squall was on the drive home from Missouri. The speed limit on I-29 is usually 75 mph, and we snaked our way north, single file, at about 40 mph (except for those poor folks who slid off into the ditch!). BUT, about 40 miles south of Grand Forks, the snow stopped! We were spared this little provocation and could leave our snow-blower snoozing in the garage.

Even if we get more snow, it won't last now. Now, the ground is not frozen, the sun is more intense, and these plants are going to start emerging all around us! (someone cue the hallelujah chorus here now!)

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Yay Spring! It's always so exciting to see the first little signs of new life coming out of the ground in the Spring!

Debbi said...

Yippee!! I need to go check on my tulips tomorrow to see if they are poking through the ground yet!

Becky said...

Yay!!!! I'm finally starting to see buds and greens too. The lighting in this shot is beautiful!

Alicia Barry said...

I love the curls, and the light is really interesting too.

Ann said...

I love the photos that you do Macro. Loved your post at the playground.

Stacey said...

Cool textures on this one. Nice job and yipee for spring!

Donnah C said...

Hooray that means the snow is going away - i am so happy for you.

Mandy said...

I just love those first little glimpses. This year, I was looking for them more than ever with all of the snow we had. :) Thank you so much for the comments on my blog!

Jeanne said...

Fantastic!!! After a lllllloooooonnnnnggg winter, finally spring is emerging!

Great photos!!!

Emily Weaver Brown said...

Did you shoot these with a macro? I love the depth of field. These are really good and I am totally inspired!

Jess said...

Woohoo! It's definitely coming, these plants are proof of that! :)

pakosta said...

so pretty!
so happy for you having spring! we are starting it here too yay!!!
it's still a bit cold/rainy but at least there is HOPE now!
tara

Tori said...

Looks so fresh and springy! You'd never guess it was still cold there!

Amy said...

I heard HALLELUJAH! Great shots, I know you're so happy to have some green coming out of the ground!!!

Scrapper88 said...

ohh I love your signs of spring and those swirls!

Sharon said...

Congrats on 100! And nice photo.