05.01.2018 Late Winter or Early Spring?

On April 4th, just a few weeks ago, with Spring already two weeks old, we were reminded that the weather no longer meets norms. Now saying that I admit that we occasionally do get snow in April, such as April 6, 1982. We get snowfall in April but not often, so it was a bit of a surprise. Not that big a deal I guess, but at that point we had had our fill of winter and any reminder was unwelcome.  🙂

I shot this same apple tree a few years earlier, almost to the day, during another snowfall.

Well, now that it is Mayday, I feel confident winter has finally left us.  All the snow management paraphernalia will be in the shed this weekend and the mower will come out to be prepared for 6 months of mowing.  I wonder if Bentley would mind a goat brother.  😉


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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10 Responses to 05.01.2018 Late Winter or Early Spring?

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Only one way to find out. Have a ‘go at’ it.

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  2. I could hardly wait for winter to finally be over this year too, but what a lovely photo if you had to bear it for another day. BTW, May1st this year is the latest I’ve confidently put snow shovels away. I’ll take grass cutting over that any day.

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    • Despite my apparent displeasure with the weather, I thoroughly enjoyed being out and making this image. Like you, it took May Day for me to put the stuff away. Mowing this weekend.


  3. I like that ol’ apple tree, looks like a survivor.
    Feeling optimistic, but I’m keeping my snowshoes on the porch until Memorial Day. 🙂

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Such a beautiful photograph. The sepia tones give it a warm feeling, which fits the either/or nature of your title. Warm snow sounds like an oxymoron, but it really isn’t. Still, I’m sure you’ll be happy to be done with it for the time being.

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    • The sepia is one of the things that attracted me to make this photograph, Linda. Photographers often convert color to a black and white image and restore a bit of that original color. I liked that this happened more or less naturally here.

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  5. Andrew says:

    Bentley and the Goat has the ring of a best seller. But what do they do whilst it snows? Can the goat live in too?

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