Even though the clouds held off and we were treated to a sunny day, there is still thin ice on the ponds and lakes, plus some remarkable buildup along the shoreline. More snow is in the forecast for tomorrow.
Nature in Closeup, a set on Flickr.
It may be March and the nominal beginning of meteorological Spring here in Illinois, but the forecast calls for more of the late-in-season snow.
This album contains macros and closeups of a variety of seasonal natural elements, from the springtime crocus to bright winter lichens.
There is something about the early morning light after a snowstorm, and the quietness of the empty street.
Today’s snowfall brought the most we’ve had in a single storm (it’s still snowing) so far this snow-starved winter. Maybe not as much as we had the day I shot this photo in 2006, but at least 5 inches.
I never thought that I’d be marveling such a paltry amount (for Chicago), but that’s the kind of season it’s been!
It looks more like it’s grabbing hold, but it feels good to see some signs of a thaw (even if we know it’s only temporary).Icicles, and some spectacular ones at that, are everywhere, as well as some icy patches on sidewalks. (@/$&! And I have the sprained wrist to show for it!)
Sent from my iPhone