Saturday, April 13, 2013

A tale of 2 cities

A couple of our daughters sent us photographic evidence yesterday that winter had not quite yet released its icy grip up north. We're harbouring a not-so-secret hope that it will slip quietly into history and make way for spring before our return.

Here's what we found in our southern yard yesterday:



Contrast that to their experience:




19 comments:

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Nice blog post!! :-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Lisa Gordon said...

I'd stay down south as long as possible, Rick!
Spring is having an awfully difficult time getting here in the northeast.

Wonderful images!

Pamela Gordon said...

Yes, you probably shouldn't return home just yet. We had about 4 cm. of snow last night although it's melting today. The storm was a bad one for a lot of folk and we got off lucky. Beautiful photos of your back yard down south. The ice has it's own beauty as well. Pamela

teca said...

I miss you: when you appear, the flowers are more colorful. :))
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Wonderful photos, honey!
Beijos, flowers, joy and friendship.
Love.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

I'd take the blooms over ice any day! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your southern yard looks much more inviting right now.We are to get more snow tomorrow. Oh yeah,not.

Askartelin itte said...

Kauniita kuvia. Hyvää viikonloppua:)

biebkriebels said...

Het weer is overal extreem lijkt het. Hier hebben we eindelijk een beetje warmte, eind april bijna, na een heeeel lange winter.

magda said...

My dear friend Rick
Wonderful photos!!!
The girl is like an angel!!!
Many greetings

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

beautiful photos.
I liked them all.
a good week.
a kiss

Bob Bushell said...

Great photos.

Michelle said...

The views of your southern yard are much more appealing!

darlin said...

Rick it's worse weather wise here in Alberta, there's a lot of the white stuff still on the ground and we got another huge dump of snow on Saturday. The forecast is still calling for more snow.

I only wish I was somewhere like you are with beautiful flowers and in colors other than drab grey and black snow! How much longer until you take the journey back home?

Have a wonderful day Rick, love the photos!

Stephanie said...

If I were you, stay south for as long as you can. Beautiful shots!

Betty Manousos said...

i love your southern yard...looks so inviting.

here's to a lovely spring!

have a great day~

fus said...

Maravillosas fotos. Enhorabuena

un abrazo

fus

Rosemary said...

Very cool to compare the two in this manner. I know which one I'd choose for the month of April!

MARTY said...

between cold and chaleur, je choisis le soleil, les fleurs, the blue sky !
mais le gel is beautiful too, but so cold ! enough cold this year !
wish you a happy weekend Rick
bisous ensoleillés et fleuris

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, how you doing? All the pictures very well taken, excellent!

Have a nice weekend, regards.