Mixed Signals

After a few snowstorms last week, there were signs of hope on Friday when things began to melt

and by Saturday morning many of lakes were celebrating freedom from the ice.

This brief celebration came to a halt Sunday morning when the icy fingers of winter

made its return and wearing gloves, a hat and scarf would have been a good idea.

The red-winged blackbirds were happy to be back and singing a greeting to everyone,

the geese were wondering when they would ever feel grass on their feet again and

this sandhill crane was giving me a look of disbelief because I had failed to mention that not all of the lakes are ice-free.

It’s still a little too early to sit on a bench by the lake

or have to worry about being hit in the head with a baseball.

Thankfully March Madness begins this week with the 2018 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament and will keep me busy until the snow hopefully melts by Opening Day.

March Madness – American Soul – U2

33 Comments Add yours

  1. Same weather-kicks here…it’s almost the middle of the March but still like January lol

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    1. It does look just like January and I have no idea what it means for April if March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion.😁

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      1. haha yes, we’ll see…:))

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  2. scifihammy says:

    Winter certainly seems to be dragging on up there!
    Nice photos – and stay warm! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I thought winter was finally over on Saturday when I was standing by the lake. I was so excited that I forgot to look at the weather forecast and had no idea it was going to be freezing Sunday morning. Of course, I was busy making sure Gabby was dressed appropriately and forgot my hat, gloves and scarf!)😁

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      1. scifihammy says:

        Oh dear! πŸ˜€

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  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Ah, March marches on, as your post so creatively illustrates.

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    1. Thank you and we were walking through snowflakes again today by ice covered lakes.😁

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  4. Delightful story-line and photos! It is time to be done with all the mixed signals and bring on Spring! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much and my bike and kayak are ready to go at the first sign of spring.😁

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  5. Laura says:

    The sun feels much warmer these days πŸ™‚

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    1. Yesterday morning a hot cup of coffee was needed until the day warmed up a little.β˜•οΈπŸ˜


  6. sandyjwhite says:

    Those icy fingers of winter won’t quite let go of us, either.

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    1. I’m almost ready to delete my weather app and dress in multiple layers to pretend it’s a little warmer outside!😁

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      1. sandyjwhite says:

        Ha…Great idea!

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  7. plaidcamper says:

    Great photographs! There’s still time for the March lamb…

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    1. Thank you and while I have no hope for March, I am planning on no snow and my kayak in the water by Opening Day.πŸ™‚


  8. Karen Craven says:

    This was my favorite: or have to worry about being hit in the head with a baseball.

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    1. Thank you and that was a relaxing thought after spending the previous day worrying every time I went out the front door that I would fall on the ice and have an icicle land on my head.😁

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  9. Beautiful indeed!

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  10. Especially like those icicley fingers! πŸ™‚ They are pointing to where the temperature is falling!

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    1. Thank you and it’s just madness that it was 12 degrees yesterday morning!😁


  11. Eliza Waters says:

    You have cranes! Great series – loved the icicles and picket fence snow people!

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    1. Thank you very much!πŸ™‚ That was the first sighting of cranes this year and the first time I have seen them at that lake. We still have icicles and I loved the snow people and almost had to borrow one of their hats!😁

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  12. M.B. Henry says:

    Mixed signals indeed! I love those icicle shots though – fantastic.

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    1. Thank you and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve celebrated thinking spring has arrived.😁

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  13. jillslawit says:

    Clever interpretation of everything. Loved the icicles. Brrrrrr, we keep hoping the weather will pick up and then the weather tells us otherwise.

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    1. Thank you!πŸ™‚ I always find it a challenge to photograph icicles and I think I’ll have one more week of practice.πŸ™‚

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      1. jillslawit says:

        Another week, oh dear. We’re possibly joining you. Snowing a blizzard at the moment – Saturday. No icicles though. Yet.

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