Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thawing

I think I've had the worst case of spring fever this year. Each weekend we go to the log cabin, I am anxious to see signs that our area is thawing.

I've got some serious plans you know! Kayaking, floating in an inner tube on our lake while I daydream about being a photographer for National Georgraphic, visiting with my Loons (not the neighbors - but the ducks.)


But check out our lake. Still a frozen tundra....





But wait! At the other end of the lake, here is signs of the lake breaking up. It's just a small area, but there is hope yet!





This was our dusting of snow Saturday morning. I'm trying very hard to visualize pretty flowers on the deck, a shining sun and views of a pretty blue lake.


How's the spring thaw in your area?

32 comments:

Cedar ... said...

Snow here is nearly all gone. Exceptions are where the snowplows pushed up snowbanks during the plowing. We have rivers open, but lakes still ice-covered. The next few days should sink the ice as we'll be having temps in the high 40s and into the 50s! I'm thrilled!

Dawnie said...

it will come..just takes forever! we are all thawed out here in Wisconsin..all the lakes I've seen are now moving. Now its just all this rain..we are the one county that is already flooding big time. If we flood like last year again--I think we will be in huge trouble. we still have homes that are sitting vacant from last years floods and the river is way over its banks now.

Screen Door said...

I was thinking on the way to work that I need to photograph the U.P. Spring. It's just not pretty. The meltdown is messy. But I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Because to "Yoopers" it is beautiful because they keep their eyes on what is ahead.:)
Happy Wednesday.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Spring has started here in PA, leaves,flowers and plants you can see sprouting, no flowers yet though:) It's chilly today with a high of 53* but will start to rain at noon which is very much needed it hasn't rained here in two weeks so I guess we need it.
Have a great day,
Rondell

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Living here in the NC mountains our spring comes a month or so before Michigan. We have daffodils blooming, forsythia, bradford pear trees and weeping cherry tress all filled with flowers. Today and for the next 5 days we are getting much needed rain and it is about 50 degrees.

I can visualize your flowers on your deck! Soon.....
Hugs,
Penny

Denise said...

All of the snow here is GONE!! ALthough some is forecast for Sunday. :(

I can see some buds on my huge lilac bush. I can't wait for them, they smell so good!

Have a great day, Denise

April said...

It's coming, Shelley, so hang on! It's been gorgeous around here...even got a little sunburned on Saturday!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am just now starting to see crocuses and daffodils popping up in the garden. The grass is slowly turning green. Just think Shelley, soon you will be sharing beautiful Spring pictures with all of us. For you, I do not think being a photographer for National Geographic, is a far off dream. You have that ability.

The White Bench said...

Fabulous, Shelley!
At the moment I have many daffodils, hellebores, violets blooming in the garden, and the apricot and plum trees are full of tiny beautiful flowers!...
I also can see tulips...
Monicax.
P.S Hope you had my email!

Small Pines said...

We're about the same. Snow's mostly gone, but the lakes still are iced (a lot of it rotten, though). Hoping for a hint of real Spring this week. The lakes sure are pretty with the snow all over them though!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, spring comes early in North Carolina. We average highs in the 60s and sometimes 70s. Today it's raining and a chilly 42 degrees, with an expected high of 52.

We've already been through the daffodils and forsythia, the Bradford pear trees have bloomed and dropped and are now green, and the cherry trees have bloomed and are dropping their blooms.

In another month we'll be starting summer here with temps in the 80s...believe it or not! LOL

Jen said...

I'm hoping winter is over for us. But you never know. We've been know to get a flurry or two in April.

Carol said...

Our tulips are starting to bloom here in Oklahoma!

NCmountainwoman said...

Spring is definitely here in NC! Forsythia is blooming, wildflowers are peeping up. Longer daylight hours and all around good feelings.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well Shelley---It WILL happen. Just do what I am not good at----and that is to be patient!!!! ha

It is spring here now--but the winds are terrible the past couple of days. Today it is raining and supposed to rain the rest of the week. Can't get much yard work done today!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Harvest Moon Homestead said...

Our snow is completely gone. Lakes are mostly water too. But when we get up to Arbor Vitae it is a drastic climate change. There is still about 1 foot of snow and people are sill driving their trucks on the lake. *sigh* I want to just reach into a bag of faerie dust and pull out some flower power. :P

A. Joy said...

I keep hearing talk of all this global warming but haven't seen any evidence yet!

George said...

I think we've thawed out (I hope) on the Plateau here in Tennessee. We have daffodils, forsythia and Bradford pears in bloom and the grass is turning green. It looks pretty nice in my opinion.

reliv4life said...

Spring? never heard of it! Seriously, snowing today and more to come I am told, I like it though. I am always sad when the snow is over...

grammy said...

Just dry, dry,dry dry here. Hope to get a good spring storm. That was a pretty picture with the blue water showing thru the ice.

Ruthie said...

We've had wonderful weather here in CO - trees are budding and Spring flowers are up....but it's supposed to snow tomorrow! I hope all the new buds make it through.
Smiles.

Dawn said...

i am hoping your spring thaw comes soon! keep those daydreams alive...

Charli and me said...

I see more and more signs of spring every day. It's 54 degrees right now. It's right around the corner. Yeah!!!

Charli and me said...

I see more and more signs of spring every day. It's 54 degrees right now. It's right around the corner. Yeah!!!

The Retired One said...

Lake Michigamme is getting slushy in the middle, but hasn't separated from the shore yet. I am anxious for spring too and to get my hands in the garden dirt!

Sue said...

Spring.. it's almost here. I can feel it in the air.

Cam said...

Our nearby lake is 2/3 thawed out. More snow for your deck?- May it stop soon!

Leedra said...

Spring thaw is here. Now the rain is beginning to set in. I had been wondering if it is normal to have the snow this time of year.

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Knatolee said...

Spring thaw is coming along. We still have a bit of snow in our fields, and quite a pile in the woodlot, but we're further ahead than you! The temps are staying above freezing during the day and this weekend it's supposed to be rainy and around 55F. I am looking forward to kayaking too, but I think it's going to be a while!!

Your log cabin and the whole area are just so lovely.

Cassie said...

Don't wish for too fast a thaw...the poor folks in N.Dakota are having a horrible time of it!
As for Phoenix...the snows all gone here.hehe. Wish I could share in your light dusting of snow!

Anne said...

Ergh! Totally left my comment to this post on the previous day's post! Trying to do 3 things at once!

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Over here in Harbor Springs, I can now see some water, rather than ice, on Lake Michigan. Granted, it still looks like slate, but it is water!

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