Welcome to Friday where we take a gander at what nature dished up this week. As always we’re joining our New Mexico hosts, Rosy, Sunny and Jakey from LLB in Our Backyard. Don’t forget to check out their link to see what others have shared.
This week was the typical smorgasbord of tasties, courtesy of Mother Nature whose hormonal condition continues to rage. The days seem to jump between opposite conditions as one day is lovely with a hint of Spring, the next ‘ole man Winter yelling, “not so fast.’ I’m beginning to wonder if chiropractors are in league with nature because whiplash conditions between winter and spring seems more pronounced than ever.
A quick moving storm dumped another 5” trail of white on the Mile High Wednesday after a day of spring-like temps (61ºF / 16ºC) which is not unusual for this time of year around here. “Springtime in the Rockies” is well-known for the up/down weather patterns and temperatures. The snow this week though was absolutely dazzling. It looked like glitter had been sprinkled over soft powder. I can only hope it actually shows up in these images.
Tufts of snow filled spots on shrubs and spent perennials giving the landscape a cottony look among all that sparkle.
Could this be what a diamond field looks like?
A late morning walk yesterday (once the walks were cleared) showcased gorgeous bluebird colored skies behind a very unusual weathervane as I took in some of the melting process after the storm. Dripping icicles are mesmerizing to my way of thinking; I could watch the slow forming drips morph into miniature stalactites as they are shaped into crooked icicles while life all around transformed back into the urban hustle and bustle of the city. It was especially remarkable given there has been a constant buzz of construction work in the neighborhood from early morning until nearly sunset as the city replaces wheelchair access at corner curbs. The noise has been rather mind-numbing with heavy duty dump-trucks and road graters driving back and forth non-stop, yet for a few moments, I can get lost watching the slow drips as they transform into icy ribbons created by nature.
The weekend promises more spring-like weather before the next storm visits next week. Norman, Elsa and I are looking at a new route to catch a different glimpse of nature in the city. What are your plans?
Whatever you do, we hope some hypnotic moments in nature are included on your agenda. It’s good for one’s soul to spend time in nature and will no doubt improve your mental outlook, so get outside and look for some unique beauty. Who knows, you may just find a diamond or two.
Live, love, bark! 🐾
59 thoughts on “Nature Friday ~ February 18, 2022”
Looks like you guys are trying to look like us guys. We got us a good dumping. Again.
Your images are lovely!
Thank you, Dale. Despite a few signs of spring emerging, this week will be on the bottom shelf of the freezer. Tomorrow’s high won’t even reach double digits. The possible snow showers will make things even more winter-like. Sigh.
I love that weathervane!
And your nature is very pretty, snowy or icy or not!
Thank you. Yes, I too, thought that was one exceptional weathervane. Here’s to a great week!
While I’m not surprised at the snow this time of year, I would normally be surprised at the temps going from 61 during the day to 5 inches of snow overnight. But we are getting the same temperature shifts here daily, minus the snow.
I, too, love icicles. Huge ones used to hang off the porch roof when I was a child.
More yo-yo weather this week, after reaching the mid-60’s over the weekend, we’ll hove in the single digits tomorrow with bitter cold all week. It may even be too cold for icicles!
Hey, that’s Kismet blue.
It sure is! 💙
Out here in the wilds of SoCal the recent unseasonably warm temperatures have caused the pear trees to flower way ahead of schedule. There will be some very surprised pears when the weather reverts to normal.
😥 so will the magnolia tree that lives down the street from me. It’s covered in buds and next week the highs will barely reach double digits until Thursday when it might make freezing. 🥶
Oh it does look like a field of diamonds….now that would be nice! We are hopeful that we’ve seen the last of our snows for this season but you never know – especially not THIS year which has been WEIRD to say the least.
Weird doesn’t seem to begin to touch the weather these days. It’ll be in the 60’s this weekend, then next week we’ll have HIGHS barely reaching double digits! 🥶
Lulu: “Uh-oh! Glitter? That’s it, now you’ll never get rid of it. Only glitter following you around forever more!”
There are worse things, Lulu.
Hello! We saw your comment at Rosy, Jakey, and Sunny’s doggie blog and decided to visit you. We have a lot of snow today too. But you never know. It could be gone tomorrow. Or not! We enjoy watching icicles form too.
When you show your snowfalls, it reminds me of that scene in Crocodile Dundee where he’s talking about a knife. .. only to paraphrase the line as it pertains to your snow versus mine would go like this. . .
Mine’s not a snow, THAT is a snow!
You’re way too kind. Thank you!
And to you as well.
That pictures of the icicles in the Juniper (??) is absolutely fantastic!
Yes, you are correct, it’s a juniper. Thank you!
I love when its like sparkling diamonds on the snow, great pics. Happy weekend to you!
Thank you. It was so magical looking, I was hopeful they’d translate well on people’s screens. Too often, glittery pics don’t show up too well. Enjoy a splendid Friday!
I am off work now and off the weekend, so I am happy! 🙂
Great way to start out the weekend!
😊 It is!
Those diamond fields are so sparkling, the best part of winter. It seems Mother Nature is playing with us, our weather is just like yours, after those snowstorms it was raining two days. The temperature jumping up and down.
Thank you. We’ll enjoy very spring-like temps this weekend and then super cold temps next week. I don’t mind the snow forecast but freezing temps are a different story. Have a lovely weekend!
Thank you the same.
We are also having whiplash weather which is unusual for us. Love your glittery snow. Great pics.
Thanks, Kate. It looked like diamonds had been tossed on the snow.
The snow glitter is gorgeous Monika. You caught it well. Thanks for the tour.
Many thanks for the kind words, John. Always happy to share pics that convey what I’ve seen. Have a swell weekend.
You as well.
I love snow glitter, and you did capture it well!
Oooh, thanks, Eliza. You never can tell when it goes from your eye onto a screen. But it was just too pretty not to try. Happy Friday!
Wee gotted yore storm last nite an it was furabuluss! Twinkly snow an ’bout 5-6 inchess here! Today iss Furiday an blue sky an Sunshine but oh-so-cold Miss Monika an Elsa an Sweet Norman!!!
Miss Monika yore fotoss are breathtakin! 😉
***nose kissess*** BellaDharm an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum
Thank you, sweet kitty. It’ll be nice for a few days than bitter cold next week with snow forecast (again). Don’t mind the snow but highs around 11ºF is a whole ‘nuther story. 🥶 We’ll enjoy it while we can. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Wee wishess all of youss’ a safe an warm weekend innside!! Wee have furry cold tempss two!! Winter sure iss havin fun!!! 😉
~~head rubss~~ to mee Sweet Norman~~ from mee BellaDharma~~
it looks like diamonds somehow…. but to wear this diamonds as a necklace would be more than cool ;O)))
It sure would, and a bit damp, too! Happy weekend.
That sparkle, though beautiful, reminds me just how cold it really is!
But melting fast. Today is a lovely warm day you long for after a nice snow dump.
I REALLY enjoyed the snow we got yesterday morning…Mama really enjoyed the fact that it was gone by late afternoon!
That’s the beauty of living in the West! Have a terrific weekend.
great light capture on snow !!! And cool icicles…
Thank you. You just never know if it’ll translate well enough on screen. Happy Friday!
Oh my that looks so cold. So beautiful and so cold.
Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the pups and a smooch to Norman. Big hug, my friend. ♥
It was nearly freezing, but I think those sparkly crystals make it look colder than it really was. Today is far warmer and slush is the word for the day. Have a terrific weekend on your cruise!
I love the sparkling snow pics Monika, it looks beautiful! Stay safe and warm and wishing you all a happy weekend! 🧡
Many thanks for the kind words. It was a magical scene early in the day. Here’s hoping yours is a great weekend!
Like entering a different world…your photographs are superb. Weathervanes used to be a feature in France, and not only on land. The traditional Loire barges used to have them too.
Such kind praise, Helen…thank you! I love seeing weathervanes but they aren’t all that popular here. That one seems to be new and it looked incredible against the blue sky. Wish you, Leo and the Thugs a beautiful weekend.
Lovely thoughts with lovely photos …
Thank you, Ann. Appreciate it. I love sharing images that speak to people.
Great pics…brrr! You can definitely see the sparkles. Love that weather vane too!
So glad the sparkles came through-usually it doesn’t! It was absolutely breathtaking. Have a great weekend.
Yes, for sure! Enjoy the weekend!