I knew there was a reason that I hadn’t written about our winter of 2015-2016 until now…it was because winter wasn’t over. Â Believe it or not, this past Tuesday, April 26, we received 2 inches of snow. Not totally unheard of for this time of year but it has been known to snow as late as May.
It certainly has been the most unusual of winters this year. Â The weather forecasters say it is due to the effects of “El Nino”. Â I am not complaining, especially after last year where we had record snowfall amounts! Â This year was much milder, especially in March, which is why it was so surprising to receive snow so late in April!
Rather than write, I would like to share some photos that I took this winter as a reminder of how beautiful an area we are blessed to live in. Â These photos were taken on my way to the gym one morning in January. Â It was a clear and sunny day until I drove over the bridge that crosses the Scarborough marsh. Â This mist coming from the marsh was just soÂ picturesque that I had to stop and take some pictures. Â
At the end of January, 2016 we took this lovely walk on a Sunday afternoon along Robinson’s Woods trail in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Â
In February, we were fortunate to have 5 planets visible at sunrise. Â One morning, I ventured out to see if I might be able to spot them. Â I didn’t see the planets but I enjoyed this beautiful sunrise at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The beginning ofÂ February, David and I walked through the Great Pond Trail near our home after a snow storm the day before. Â It is always so pretty in the woods. Â One of my favorite things to see is layers of snow on evergreen trees. Â It reminds me of frosting dripping down the side of a cake that was frosted while it was too warm! Â This trail is also where I go most mornings to get my exercise in for the day. Â I love the woods and trail and am so grateful that it is within walking distance of my home.
The next day, we walked along the beach near our home….we live in a very beautiful place, don’t we?
By the end of February, I was ready for spring to arrive. Â These daffodils reminded me that brighter, warmer days were around the corner!
My brother’s French Bulldog, Jack, has spent some quality time with me this winter. Â I so love having him visit. Â He is good company on walks….that is when I can get him to walk with me. Â Some days, he doesn’t want to walk and would prefer to stay in bed, curled up in his favorite blanket!
March 21 is the first day of spring! Â This is what greeted us for the first day of spring this year:
I will end this with my final photo of snow that we received April 26! Â Hopefully, mother nature won’t play and tricks on us and we will see snow in May! Â That has been known to happen though! Â Jack was thinking “Really??? Â Snow!!! Â Is it April 26 or February 26?”
May your days be warm, sunny and full of blessings!