Sunday, January 31, 2016

Spring Scenes From 2015

The first month of 2016 is all but a memory by now.What will the next month bring or each one after it? It's a good thing we don't know that,all we need to do is cherish each moment.
Today I have a variety of images taken during the early spring of 2015.


An old broken down building is all that remains of what could well have been part of a farm yard,years ago.


This is an iPhone shot.I am treated to a scene like this on many mornings,on my way to work.Because this is obviously taken on the tracks and I am stopped in my car,I don't have a lot of time.I am not happy about the flares,but still like the image enough to share it.

The leafless tres show that this is early in spring,but those clouds look like they might bring a good rain to wake up the earth and speed the growth of new leaves.

As the ice on the small ponds melts,it leaves little fingers of clear ice on some of the surfaces,creating intricate designs.


The Canada Geese don't seem to mind the icy water of a nearby pond.Soon the remaining ice will thaw and the geese can set up for nesting and raising their families.

Closing Thought:
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick fruit.
Anton Chekhov

19 comments:

George said...

I love these beautiful images of early Spring, and I look forward to seeing more images from Spring 2016.

Nora said...

I love the railway track with the sun flare. As always lovely photos.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Early Spring is always such a joyful time... Things are waking up from their winter's nap..... Love your pictures ---all of them.

Hugs
Betsy

Christine said...

A great selection of photos Ruth! What a treat to see the sunrise like that on many mornings!
Have a blessed week!

Sandra said...

beautiful views and i like that train track shot. your blog is looking festive and ready for LOVE. i love it

Bonnie said...

Lovely pictures Ruth. Your header is beautiful too. Your final thought hits the mark. Thank you.

happyone said...

Love the sunrise on the tracts.

Debbie said...

these are all beautiful ruth but #3, stunning...and i enjoyed your description!!

Rose L said...

Looking forward to seeing the photographs that this spring will provide!

Barb said...

I think you're already looking forward to spring, Ruth! I like the rail shot a lot.

Shug said...

Each of these photos are beautiful.....but there is something about the railroad tracks that always seem to tug at my heart.....

Unknown said...

Ruth, beautiful images! We're at that time of year when Spring is laying large in our minds! Won't be long now!

Hootin' Anni said...

Exceptional beauty you share with us today!!!
Now, in my opinion....those 'flares' are also part of the beauty of the early morning commute to work.

E. said...

that train sun shot is just magical, so amazing!! i can not believe that January is gone. you blink it's gone. life is just too precious!! ( :
have a great week, don't blink or breathe too much or it will be gone too quick. hope your baking was great. my peanut butter cookies are the bestest (i know, i know for word folks, that is not a real word, but it sounds fun). i don't mean to brag but i think they will be on my will do again in a pinch kind of recipes. so delicious!! i keep trying to find the best cookies for Christmas gift exchanging. ( :

Anita Johnson said...

Your blog is so colorful...love it! It is raining here, but spring is still far off. A perfect time to read and I am thankful!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

This is a great set of images, Ruth. Such variety. And all beautifully photographed.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love each of your beautiful images, Ruth, but the sunrise at the tracks is particularly awesome! Wow!

EG CameraGirl said...

Winter and early spring can be very beautiful. And the Chekov quote is GREAT!!

CountryMum said...

The sunrise photo of the tracks is just stunning. Awesome photography.