Before the rain stopped and the skies cleared, the prespring color palette was looking pretty drab. Skies were gray and the ground was varying shades of brown, courtesy of the mud.
An overturned tree branch sporting some bracket fungus provided an opportunity to add a little texture to the warm earthy tones of the week.
However, before the weekend was over the clouds parted and some blue sky could be seen.
The moon even made an evening appearance late Sunday.
The ice cover on the neighbor’s pond quickly disappeared over the weekend.
As the water from the past week’s rain recedes, some green has been spotted.
Small buds of either snowdrops or snowflakes have started to appear. It won’t be known which flower is up until the buds open.
It would seem that spring may indeed be on the way. However, one cautions that Mother Nature is temperamental and can change her mind and the weather at any moment.
A Walk in the Woods contains photos from newsroom staffer Anna Applegate’s daily jaunts around her neck of the woods. Tagging along on the treks are dogs Buford, Sherman and Sadie; and goats Kyle and Kennedy. Applegate manages the Good Times and can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.