Great Lakes, milwaukee, Spring, Winter, wisconsin

Walks Around Wisconsin. First Spring Blossom above the 42° Parallel North

 

 

 

Well, I don’t really expect I’ve fooled anyone!

Yes, I took a bit of latitude with the title, and need to backpetal – – it’s not a real blossom of course.

I sliced the stem off the top of the last acorn squash from last fall’s harvest, and it just struck me, how much it looked like a daisy.

Around here, it’s still dropping below freezing every night, and probably down into the teens by next weekend.

But we had some warm weather over the past weekend, and we’re getting ready for some flowers and green leaves.

Hope springs eternal, even if it has to jump over the snowdrifts.

 

 

 

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Finger Lakes, FLX, hiking, Nature, snow, Spring, Upstate New York, Winter

Walks Around the Finger Lakes. March, spring thaw.

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Finger Lakes, FLX, Nature, Spring, Upstate New York, Winter

Walks around the Finger Lakes. Connecticut Hill, spring thaw

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Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman Go Bicycling in March

Afoot and light-headed I take to the open road,

Unhealthy, coughing, the world of snow before me,

The long white path before me leading wherever is plowed.

Hope is the thing with rubber tires

That perches in a snowdrift,

And hope has feathers, too,

If you run over a chicken during a whiteout.

 

Finger Lakes, FLX, Frostbite, NY, photography, snow, Upstate New York, Winter

“Optimism” Owning a Bicycle in Upstate New York

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