05 Apr 5 on 5: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
It’s one of those sayings you grow up with, never knowing why or how or when it was handed down to you, you just take it as truth.
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
So really, no tigers and bears. Just a whole bunch of lions. And some birds.
What. I just liked my title.
This month has certainly been a mixed bag of weather though. Mild days, snowstorms, record high temperatures, more snowstorms. You get the picture. None of us know up from down at this point, but we’re all in agreement that winter can suck it.
It sure is pretty though.
Early in the month, I spotted the first Robin of the year. A sure sign of Spring! There is something about that first sighting that fills you with hope and makes you almost forget about the long winter you just endured. Almost.
And then towards the end of the month, we had the mother of all ice storms and poor Mr. Robin was NOT impressed. I wasn’t either. The ice was pretty at first, and then everything went to hell in a hand basket and took a dangerous turn.
I lost part of the crabapple this little guy is shivering on …
Things got a lot worse before they got better. The ice grew thicker and trees started coming down all over the region. A lot of homes were without hydro for days. I’ve never seen so much destruction.
But the sun returned. The ice started melting, bringing with it a whole new set of problems, but at least the end was in sight. And what a beautiful sight it was.
March has, indeed, gone out like a lamb. There are tulips sprouting in my garden and the promise of Spring is in the air. April traditionally brings one final storm and as I write this, that one too is wrapping up and winding down. Sunny skies are on the horizon!
Thank you for joining me this month for the 5 on 5 Project. Up next on the list of fellow participating photographers is Lianne Thompson who has some decidedly UNwinterish photos to share with you. YAY! Please go visit her and say hello.