Friday, April 24, 2009

Midwestern Spring

Originally uploaded by chaimann
Nineteen days ago, I was watching it snow, and trying, somewhat unsuccessfully, to take a picture of a cardinal in the back yard without opening the window.

Today it is 86 degrees. Every window in the house is open, and I put on a sleeveless shirt to mow the back yard.

And, after I work for a few hours tomorrow, I will be on vacation. Not a furlough, but an honest-to-goodness vacation.

I love spring.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The promise of spring

Not quite lilacs yet
Originally uploaded by chaimann
Easter morning started out sunny, but by afternoon it was cloudy, cool, and breezy. Still, little spots of color on the lilac bushes just outside my window remind me that spring may be a little slow to arrive in these parts, but it will arrive.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Palm Sunday in Iowa

Originally uploaded by chaimann
Nothing says "Spring" like a snowstorm on Palm Sunday.