Waiting for Spring

341. Two

341. Two

Two oak trees, hanging together. Brown leaves still clinging to the branches, so you might think it’s an autumn photograph. But no.  See the fresh coat of snow and ice on the trees. Well, of course. It’s winter.

Well, that depends on whose Spring calculations you prefer.

In the Northern Hemisphere, by meteorological standards, Spring begins on March 1st.

However, going with tradition and astronomical measurements, Spring comes into her own on the Vernal Equinox, which occurs this year on March 20. In my neck of the woods, we’ll welcome Spring early in the morning.  In Madison, Wisconsin, Spring arrives precisely at 6:43 a.m. (11:43 a.m. GMT)

So, looking at these two oaks, I’m betting it’s STILL winter.

(Safe bet–in MY neck of the woods!)

Countdown: 10 days and about 19 hours ’til Spring, as I write this.


5 Responses to “Waiting for Spring”

  1. 1 tmcchesney
    March 9, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Love your countdown and your image depicting it! Perfect!

  2. 2 mljrbg
    March 9, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Interesting how the trees crisscross at the top of the photograph. Great colors.

  3. March 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Funny how oaks hang onto those dried leaves all winter. I like how your processing reduced the colors to the essential elements.

  4. March 10, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Great photo. Nice textures and contrasts. I was once told that the oaks hang onto their leaves when the winter is to be a cold one. Otherwise, they tend to lose them a bit earlier than this time of year. But you don’t need to quote me on that! LOL

  5. 5 Gandalf
    March 10, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Ah – Wisconsin. When it’s Spring is it really spring?

    nice shot.

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