Tuesday, February 5, 2019

February Thaw

Yes, we are going through a nice thawing process after a couple of weeks of below normal temperatures. On our walk at Ouabache Trails Park where we cross a creek during our walks we could see how the receding flood waters and the sun is  melting the ice, a little.
Doesn't that moss shine like a beacon in the sun!
Along the creek you can see how high the water was before the water receded. 
The ice shelf on the shaded side isn't going to let go anytime soon despite the higher temps. 
The creek is opening. Just as well because we are to get a lot of rain in the next few days. There are already flood warnings out. The floods don't directly impact us except sometimes this creek covers the road and we can't walk our favorite trails. 
At home our moss doesn't get as much sunlight but it sure is liking these warmer temperatures. The sporophytes are taking advantage of the warm damp weathers. 
I hope  you all are taking advantage of this warmer weather. Maybe I should say I hope you are having some warmer weather now. What ever kind of weather you are having I hope you get to enjoy the rest of the week.

23 comments:

  1. Don't you just love how bright and green moss is the moment it is visible! Our snow melted a lot over the warmer temps and rain the last few days. Now freezing rain is forecast for tomorrow. Hope they are wrong.

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    1. Yes I do love how bright green the moss looks when it gets a touch of sun and warmth in winter. It always amazes me.

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  2. The quiet beauty of moss is always a welcome sight. To pay us back for thinking that we'd avoid a deep freeze and snow this winter, Mother Nature (or maybe Jack Frost) decided to show us who's really in charge of such things. Schools are closed for a second day today and the garden is covered with white. Glad you're experiencing a thaw finally!

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    1. Enjoy your day off Peter! All of the snow pictures I have seen from out your way look so pretty.

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  3. Those are really shiver making scenes.

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    1. I guess they would be to someone that hasn't endured this awful cold we have gone through. It was making me feel so happy to see this ice breaking up.

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  4. Those ice pics are incredible, Lisa. If I saw something like that here I'd be wondering why someone dropped sheets of frosted glass in the creek! I'm glad you're getting a nice warm-up and hope the gentle melt continues.

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  5. Ice outside of a glass of diet coke--can't imagine. The photos are interesting. It's good you got a warm-up--your poor plants in that cold.

    We're getting chilly-for-here weather, daytime high only 58F. I'm wearing two jackets and am wrapped in a blanket because the remodel guys have the front door wide open. The dogs in their thick fur coats are fine.

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  6. Wonderful nature shots from you walk ~ Very observant and excellent post ~ Been warmer in MA but going back to colder temps again ~ Tis Winter still.

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. You had a real winter zap, for sure. Now we are having an Arctic Blast. I love ice on the water. So pretty.

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  8. Hi. I found you, after you kept appearing on my blog. We are in the grip of an unexpected winter here, with more on the way.

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  9. Lisa - looks like you are enjoying the same thaw we are having. It is wonderful to see the moss again. I am even hearing the bird's songs that accompany warmer weather. Maybe spring is not too far off. Let us hope. Hugs!

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  10. Great to have you visit on this Friday and thanks for your lovely comment ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. Yes, we also had a thaw, now we are frozen solid again.

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  12. So glad you enjoyed my haiku ~ Happy Weekend to you, ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Wow...you've had a lot of ice. Our winter has been very unusual with temperatures going from 6 degrees to 60 degrees, but we have been spared the moisture when it is cold. I love the look of your moss. It's just so fabulous in winter!

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  14. Yep ~ still cold in New England ~ thanks for your visit ~ ^_^ ~ Hope you are still thawing out ~ looking a bit like spring there ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Good Morning ~good to 'see you' ~ We had snow ~ then rain ~ now sun is out ~ grateful Nature took away the 'white stuff.' ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  16. Good Morning to you ~ Good to 'see you' on my blog again ~ Today, sunshine is out and temps are seasonal ~ gratefully rain took much of the snow away ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Sunshine here today ~ cold but nice day ~ wishing you a lovely weekend

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Thanks, Lisa ~ for your well wishes ~ am better and hope you are well too ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Hope you are well ~ Wintry today on Cape Ann MA ~ snow! oh well !

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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