There is still snow on the ground. Much of it has melted, but it is amazing how much is still here. It has been quite beautiful this week, but the natives are getting restless.
Alabamians are not use to snows that linger.
Cabin fever hits hard and fast........cannot tell you how many times in the past few days I have heard the phrase"cannot wait until spring."
So I thought I would share a few frozen images with you tonight.......the roll of of barb wire, I love the textures and the symmetry of the circles.......the red leaves are the persistent remains of the huckleberry, beautiful colors against the snow.......the frozen droplets, looked like jewels hanging on the branches.
I'm not rushing spring. I know that the earth needs the darkness and cold of the winter, she needs the rest.
This is when she gathers her strength, her energy if you will so that come spring, she displays her colors and scents and bounty. I love this time of dormancy, of bareness. There are no pretenses in winter, what you see is what you get.
The days are getting longer, and though there may still be days of frigid air, in a few short weeks here in the south, colors of spring will begin to appear.......yellow daffodils, soft yellow greens of tiny leaves ready to burst forth.......but for now the earth rests and that is how it should be.