Saturn’s Surprise – The Weekly Photo Challenge:Lost in the Details –

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Here it is, the 6th of March, and most of us are longing for Spring. But the forcast today was for like 10 inches of snow, which incidently is melting as fast as it’s coming down now. (So far, Snowstorm Saturn is not living up to its expectations here in PA)

I’ve been thinking about this week’s challenge for days, and only really wanted to post my daughter’s works, since her perspectives are perfect for the challenge. Then suddenly, as I’m passing the window, my attention is captured by a splash of grayness and white outdoors. Low and behold, it’s not my imagination, it’s the long awaited first robin of spring! Ha! snow or not, the flowers and flocks of geese have not lied, Spring is here! 🙂

Look what Saturn dropped on my front lawn (along with the snow!)

Look what Saturn dropped on my front lawn (along with the snow!)

Out of Season? or Just in a Hurry for Spring! Take two!

Low and behold, no it is not yet Spring… as ‘mother nature’ proved yet once again, the Valentine’s Day 2013…

Yesterday’s tulips, beneath some snow…

I looked for the crocus from yesterday in the other bed, but t’was completely covered. So, I snapped a few other pics, a couple I’ll post here.  And P.S. It’s supposed to be back up to forty-five degrees today. No wonder the flowers are confused… haha!

A nice bright blanket of snow to begin Valentine's Day

A nice bright blanket of snow to begin Valentine’s Day

My morning's greeting... the tops of the trees behind my neighbor's house across the street.

My morning’s greeting… the tops of the trees behind my neighbor’s house across the street.

Surprise! A White Christmas – Weekly Photo Challenge

I thought it was sort of funny when I was thinking about this challenge. First one I’ve really had the opportunity to do in several weeks time. And  I even got to take the pics for the post vs plugging in one already done. 

It’s been a tough month, and even more so this last week going into Christmas. I remember, I think on Sunday night or possibly Monday morning, as I heard the forecasts for Christmas change back and forth from snow, to no snow to then snow, but just everywhere but our neck of the woods, I think I whispered just a small, “gee, it really would be nice to have that come our way, it would be nice to have a White Christmas.” 

Well, we had decided to head into service, for the early one at 4:30. I was going, honestly, only because it was Christmas Eve. The preceding couple of hours just held nothing but grief and people mad at me for seemingly no reason. Not my idea of Christmas nor the spirit in which to participate in Christmas Eve services – which would normally be my favorite of the entire year. Crazily enough, on the way in, the snow, oh ever so softly and lightly began to fall. Turns out the forecast had changed from no snow to a dusting to up to 2 inches. It was a heavy snow, and we knew it wouldn’t last long, but my heart was warmed when about 5 am I looked out to see the Christmas lights lighting up the Christmas morning snow. Most of it was gone by day’s end, but it was a White Christmas never the less!! What a sweet surprise!!

Christmas Surprise 2012 Collage