Saturday, February 4, 2012

Forest Park In A Warm WInter

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Forest Park In A Warm Winter

It's been a freakishly warm winter in much of the U.S. Many days have felt more like spring. My wife's daffodils are 3 or 4 cm tall and they shouldn't do that until April. There is plenty of time for things to change but I hear that at the present pace this will be the warmest winter since records have been kept in this country.

Forest Park, our great green space, can take on a silver-white gleam in hard cold. Not this year. It looks more like the springtime described in e. e. cummings' poem In Just as mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. No one really expects that to last, though.

9 comments:

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Yes, no one expects it to last, but it has gone on and on, hasn't it? Yet in Alaska they are having the heaviest snow fall in 60+ years. Go figure.

cieldequimper said...

Some daffodils were open in Versailles 2 weeks ago and now the temperature has dropped to - 10° C at night. I haven't had a chance to check on them, poor things... I like the curve of the bridge and the tree reflections.

cieldequimper said...

Actually it was minus 9 not minus 10 last night I think...

Bibi said...

Lucky you. See my post on Monday for life here...I like the pastels in your photo.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Looks like Paris.

Birdman said...

Ya, cummings world is always a bit like this winter... strange but interesting as all hell.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shot, Bob.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely shot Bob, it may feel a bit like spring, but you can tell from the tree skeletons that it's still winter. I hope it continues to stay mild, enjoy!

Regina K said...

Beautiful serene photo.