03.02.2016 02.22.2016

Here’s another fine start to a day.  This was the sunrise on February 22nd in New Salem looking southeast over the Quabbin watershed.

Sunrise in New Salem-022216-960We won’t be seeing a starburst this morning as the rain is falling and will continue into the mid-morning before finally clearing.  A bit chillier than the last few days, but maybe this counts as coming in like a lion and the month will end milder with more signs of  early spring.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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12 Responses to 03.02.2016 02.22.2016

  1. Let’s both be hoping for milder days to come. Perhaps the days of nice ice shots are numbered? Freezing rain and rain today here, with very cold temperatures expected overnight. But, spring is coming, I’m sure of it.

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    • Agreed. Although winter has been a disappointment, at this point I am geared for spring.
      The freezing rain stayed to our west and in the hill towns and Berkshires on a diagonal course for your neighborhood. I hope you didn’t need to go anywhere early.

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  2. Given the calendar, just the other day I was thinking of the old saying that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. There are still occasional claims of people seeing a mountain lion in Austin, but neither March nor February nor January has been a fierce cat of any kind this year. The weather lamb has long been baaaaack, or it never even left.

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    • shoreacres says:

      I grew up learning a slight variation of the old saying. Our Iowa weather wisdom was that, if March came in like a lion, it would go out like a lamb. But, if it came in like a lamb, it would go out like a lion. Take a look at the first days of March, and you knew what the last days would be like.

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      • That is the saying I grew up hearing as well and still do. One or the other and the reverse. But I am not sure if our weather this morning with its downpour counts as a lion. It ended up sunny and warm this afternoon.

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    • For years there were rumors of the return of mountain lions here, but those claims were discounted as bobcats with long tails or something other than a cougar. There have been some documented sightings for catamounts as well as the possibility of wolves. The lams have been ruling the weather this year.

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  3. Jim Ruebush says:

    This morning is 50 deg colder than the weekend highs. Ah spring in the heartland.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I really like the way the rays seem to be touching those branches in the foreground, giving them just a hint of color. It’s only two weeks now until the time change arrives, and sunrise will suit your early rising habits again.

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    • It just turned out that way. I can preview the rays but not to the extent that I can place them anywhere. It was just serendipitous that they turned out that way. But I do like that they reached the foreground.
      I am on the fence about that, Linda. This past winter I have been quite happy to have the later starts. I will welcome spring and the early sunrises, but they are starting to be a little more difficult to rise for.

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  5. I really like the poignant way the light is picking out the dead foliage~and, of course, the lovely starburst!

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