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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Untimely March Snow

When I stepped out the front door at 8:00 a.m. this morning this red cardinal was perched obligingly on a snow-covered tree branch in the front yard. A beautiful sight, but not surprising because this is what was happening at 3:00 a.m. this morning right before I went to bed:


Summit Court is in a little cul de sac and on a corner. Here is another view from my front door. You can see that this is a fluffy snow that's not going to last long, but is quite beautiful with the sun glow while it does: And finally, this is the sunrise view over the trees in back of my house. I photograph many beautiful--and sometimes dramatic--sunrises from here most days. This is the first snowy one of the season:
I called this post "untimely snow" because this past Friday devastating tornadoes touched down in Kentucky and neighboring Indiana and Tennessee. Small towns have been destroyed and 21 people lost their lives in Kentucky alone. While we marvel at the unexpected beauty of a late winter snow, those communities must see this as a piling on by Mother Nature.

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i do feel for those that are struggling with loss, devastation and death. and, then to be handed snowfall on top of it all... God bless everyone who is affected...

Jan n Jer said...

Beautiful photos Faye...Love that cardinal! I hear you on mother nature...she can be so cruel sometimes! Prayers go out to all who were affected by the tornados. So glad to hear you were spared!

Sayre said...

I hope your little blue flowers survived! What a beautiful snow... I miss snow so much!

NixBlog said...

These are beautiful captures, Faye. I really regret not having snow here in Melbourne. We have to travel quite a distance up to the hills and mountains to see it in Winter.

bettyl said...

I was raised in Whiting, IN, just across the line from Chicago, so I remember many March snows! I can be happy to see photos now. Yours are really great!