A change in the weather
is sufficient to recreate
the world and ourselves.
~ Marcel Proust
Those words have never been truer than they were this past week. Our weather was simply unbelievable. It's not always a good thing to talk about the weather. That can actually get rather boring, but trust me, this week's weather was anything but boring and it was fantastic for photography.
Wednesday dawned with a cold north wind blowing and temperatures in the low 20's. By afternoon freezing rain had begun to fall. The drops on this leaf even outshined the red berries!
Rain turned quickly to sleet and ice began to accumulate on the trees and bushes. Considering how dangerous ice can be, we were fortunate. This was a light coating of ice, the roads were mostly passable, and we kept our power. It was the perfect conditions for finding a few ice creations, which are always beautiful. This looks like a leaf made of ice, but there's really a leaf buried in there somewhere!
These little berries, on just a plain old hedge, were amazing. I love the way this one seems to be peeking our of it's ice coat to see what's going on!
I think my favorite berries to photograph were the dogwood berries.
By Friday the temperatures had begun to rise melting the ice and creating dense fog.
We climbed to the low 50's by afternoon. That was 40 degrees warmer than Monday and Tuesday. I went for a lovely walk in the misting rain. Believe it or not, I was wearing a short sleeve shirt. That was quite a change from the insulated underwear and multiple pairs of socks I wore the day before!
Saturday brought a beautiful, sunny day with temps in the mid 60's.
Our weather man gave the weekend a "10" on the weather scale. It was perfect! A little muddy from all the rain, but I didn't mind sloshing around in the mud!
I think I'll stick around and see what kind of weather we have this week. I believe it's supposed to be warm and sunny Monday and Tuesday. I'm already planning where my camera and I will go.
I hope that wherever you are and whatever the weather is, you'll take a few minutes to enjoy it.