Thursday, April 22, 2010

Early Spring, Continued

                      Remember the old song that went "How do the trees put on their robes of green?"
                                                               "They leave them out."
I caught our soft maple doing that last evening (April 21), then made four "kaleidoscopes" from the photos.  The original images are at the end of this entry.

This year's kaleidoscopes are maybe not as good as last year's -- see the June 2009 entry for comparison.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Equinox . . .

Report from rural Mid-Wisconsin: 
The sunsets range from March 22 (just past the equinox) (the top photos) to tonight, April 7 (bottom two).   In between were a spring shower and a hawk of some kind.

Crocus have had a longish blooming time:  were ready to open about March 14, then waited out a cold week, and have been at it ever since.  Daffodils are close to opening.  The first batch of tomato seedlings are 5 inches high, but have had to stay inside this week.