The Change of Seasons

8 Mar

For the last couple of days, it’s been a serious good-bye to winter.  The sun is shining and bringing our temperatures up to above average.

Sunshine

I was surprised to find this little fellow going for a stroll across the patio.

Caterpillar

Out in the pasture, the snow is melting and the ditch is filling up.

Drop_0165ew

running water

This change means we’ve solidly hit the mud season.

Dolly_0265ew

Dolly Street (and her shadow)

With the warmer weather and the goats going out to pasture, they’ve decided their hay makes a nice place to stay dry.  Well, it might make a decent snack too.

Pistol_0082ew

Pistol Osboer

Did I mention there’s lots of mud?

Goose_0097ew

Chinese goose

I’m not even going to complain about it.  Well, for a few days at least.

Sharing with I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

Advertisements

27 Responses to “The Change of Seasons”

  1. Jan March 8, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    Love the melting, but you’re right. It’s getting muddy; but I can handle that over snow! I seen one of those caterpillars today & I thought I was crazy;but touched it & it crawled! Very nice pictures this evening. Look forward to what you post every eve. Thanks! 🙂

    • Teresa March 8, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

      Glad to hear you enjoy my blog, Jan. I thought I was seeing things with the caterpillar.

  2. Jeanne March 8, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    Well, we’ll see how long it’ll be before you complain about the mud! But even, when you do, I won’t blame you at all!! It can be such a pain!

    I’m surprised, too, that you saw the woolly caterpillar! He must be anxious for spring, too! 🙂

    • Teresa March 8, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

      I said a few days. 😉 I just hope it’s mostly gone by the time the kids arrive.

  3. TexWisGirl March 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    we have lots of mud going on here, too. 🙂

    • Teresa March 8, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

      It’s a sure sign of spring!

  4. Gemma Wiseman March 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    You’re goats look as beautiful as ever. The goose seems to be unpeturbed by the mud. His life goes on. The little caterillar is quite a hairy looking little guy. Great photos.

    • Teresa March 8, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks, Gemma. The geese love this sloppy weather.

  5. Eileen March 9, 2015 at 5:05 am #

    We still have a lot of snow to melt before the mud… Great shots, my favorite is the one of Pistol.. So cute! Have a happy Monday and new week ahead!

    • Teresa March 9, 2015 at 6:44 am #

      Pistol is funny. I do hope you get good weather and start melting your snow.

  6. Mary Ann March 9, 2015 at 7:07 am #

    The Season of Mud has arrived!

    • Teresa March 9, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      It certainly has!

  7. Outside The Click March 9, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    Fantastic pictures. What a fuzzy wussy caterpillar.

    • Teresa March 9, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      I was really surprised to find it out there. We don’t usually see them in March.

  8. Abrianna March 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    Love that first shot and your goat nestled in the hay is cute. ugh…mud season. i do not miss that!

    • Teresa March 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      Mud season is kind of necessary to get to the beautiful part of spring. I just hope it’s not a long mud season this year.

  9. fredamans March 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    We’re still having colder temps, just below 0… but at least I hear the birds chirping outside my window now,

  10. janicead March 9, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    Always enjoy your posts. That one where Dolly Street is standing on the board while eating/drinking brought back memories of bridge plank walks to the outhouse!

  11. Pat March 9, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    Better than snow!

  12. bettyl - NZ March 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Wonderful shots that prove spring is arriving!

    • Teresa March 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

      Thanks. I’m certainly celebrating spring’s arrival.

  13. Laura Hegfield March 13, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    What a beautiful series… so wonderful to see earth, here snow is still covering the ground. I’m a bit late making the rounds this week, this is not a reflection on my appreciation of your offering, thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    • Teresa March 13, 2015 at 11:19 am #

      Thank you so much for hosting each week. I truly enjoy your visits and seeing others’ macro shots.

  14. Pamela Smyk Cleary (PSC) March 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    Fun photos — like a virtual stroll through your yard!

  15. pattisj March 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    So far our warm days have been a tease, back to cold , and coats, again.

    • Teresa March 19, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      We’ve cooled off some, but we’re at least staying above freezing. It’s still spring weather.

I love to hear from you, so please leave a comment. If you are having problems leaving a comment Wordpress has made changes to require you to log into your Wordpress or Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address. You can try a different e-mail address, or I have enabled people to leave a comment without an e-mail address. Sorry for any inconvenience because I love hearing from you and want to make it as easy as possible for you to communicate with me.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: