Friday, April 19, 2013

A study in contrasts

Soooo.... it's April, right? April 19th, in fact? Someone please assure me that it is! Last year at this time, corn planting was well under way. Contrast #1: This morning it looks like this (6+" of new 'stuff'):

Contrast #2: I took this photo yesterday at my sewing room window... just because I thought it made a nice contrast. Several, in fact... the drippy, rainy-looking window, yet the snow in the background (that was the actual depth of the drift at the window... and it got bigger), and the silhouette of the summery flowers. What a mixture!

Last week I showed you how the poor birds were struggling to find food. Here are a couple more pics I took later of different kinds of birds also searching for food. A blackbird...

... and a flicker:

Contrast #3: A much BIGGER bird, also searching for food. It's a pretty unusual sight to see turkeys around here while there's still snow on the ground. There were five others with this big ol' tom.

Okay, enough of the "winter" scenery (I've more than had enough, believe me!). This next photo is definitely a contrast from that. But it's a contrast in itself, because if you remember, the first flower stalk on this amaryllis had a problem. This is the second stalk, and there's not a blemish on it! Hurray! Yep, Contrast #4:

Contrast #5: The above photo's colors are accurate. The photo below is an example of what can happen if you don't have the proper white balance setting on your camera. Not such great colors:

There you have it. Hope you enjoyed our little "study". ;)


Anonymous said...

I think we may have to turn our calendars back to March.


The Luedtke Family said...

And March acted and felt like February. So we'll get April in May, and so on and so on.

I am fully prepared to transition from winter coats straight to swim suits, skipping the lovely season of spring altogether. I hate when that happens.

Grandma G said...

Okay, as long as we aren't turning the calendars back to October!!

JHNickodemus said...

I wish it would act like april! I know the moisture is good....but I'm not feeling this cold!

Grandma G said...

You're not feeling it? Boy, I sure am! ;)

annie dee said...

Hurry up Spring! Keep warm!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee!