Guess who’s back?

Early morning sunlight on snow.

Old Man Winter has returned.  He won’t be staying long.  The next warm-up starts tomorrow.  But he’s had quite a run this weekend.

Today's view of the pond.

I don’t think he’s been around long enough to truly disrupt the spring stirrings.  The snow we received overnight and this morning is probably protecting the plants from the bitter cold (highs in the 20s).

Crocus in the snow.

I took a long walk this morning to admire Winter’s beauty.  For the first time ever, my broken internal thermostat worked in my favor, heating me almost to the point of spontaneous combustion.  I was so warm I didn’t want to go back indoors, and ended up staying out for nearly two hours.

I have returned to the Bogs, too, after a marvelous weekend with my granddaughters and their wonderful parents.  Our oldest granddaughter participated in a state dance competition.  She was fabulous as usual, and her dance line won first place in their category.

Our drive home late yesterday afternoon was a little unnerving.  We ran into a couple bands of snow squalls, the kind where the snow falls so fast and furious that you can’t see what’s in front of you.

I have to wonder what people are thinking when they cruise along at 65 mph or faster during a snow squall.  That’s how pile-ups happen.  A word of advice:  If you can’t see what’s in front of you, it’s a good idea to slow down.  This is especially true if you’re driving one of those big trucks with more than one trailer attached (yes, I’m talking to you FedEx truck drivers).

We have had random snow showers throughout the day today, but mostly it’s been sunny with a brilliant blue sky.

I think M and I are settled in at home for a week or two.  Maybe.  Nobody has mentioned it yet, but I’m sure we’ll be heading over to the Pittsburgh area sometime soon to visit with M the Younger and his wife in their new home.  I can’t tell you how relieved we are that they have finally found work and are back out on their own.  I loved having them nearby (and they’re still not that far away), but I suspect they were getting frustrated with the situation, and I know they are happy to be “living as grown-ups” (as my daughter-in-law put it) once again.

Pond, snow, and reflections in tungsten.

A word from Captain Obvious

Time to blog about blogging.  Just wanted to let you all know that I am so far behind in reading and commenting on other blogs (and email) that it’s impossible for me to get caught up without spending the next week sitting in this chair and doing nothing other than catching up.  And while I would love to do the actual catching up with everyone, the thought of spending that much time in a chair and at the computer is nightmarish to me.  My body would not be happy and all the positive gains I’ve acquired through a daily yoga practice would be lost rather quickly as my bones and muscles stiffen up from too much sitting.  My mind and soul would not be happy because I’d be missing my daily walks and interaction with nature.  I would also miss out on a lot of Life.  That would not be good.

So, catching up isn’t going to happen.  I am sincerely sorry if I missed anything important or the best blog posts ever.  A big welcome to my newest followers.  I hope to return your visits sometime soon.  And another apology to those who have graciously and generously nominated me for blog awards.  I am honored, but will not be able to participate this time around.  Thank you so much for keeping up with me.  I don’t know how you all do it.  If anyone is interested in the non-paying position of blog assistant for Life in the Bogs, let me know.  I could use the help.  (I’m kidding.  Maybe.)

I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today.  Thank you so much for visiting and joining me on my walk around the pond.  Enjoy the snow.  It will be gone tomorrow.  I think there’s just enough for a few runs down the hill on the sled.  Stop before you get to the pond, though, or you’ll end up going for a swim.  Hypothermia is highly likely if that happens.

24 Comments on “Guess who’s back?”

  1. Subhan Zein says:

    Gorgeous pictures you have up there, Robin!

    Oh, it’s not that snowy here in Canberra. The only place where we could have snow like that here in Australia is up hill in Perisher Blue, and that’s about three hour drive from where I live.

    Anyway, enjoy what you have now! And have a great day! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  2. Anita Mac says:

    Great photos. I see spring is giving old man winter a run for the money!

  3. TBM says:

    Lovely photos. The cold weather has returned in London as well. They are predicting rain/snow overnight. I love snow, but I’m ready for warm weather.

  4. We woke up to a wonderland of snow and it has been snowing all day. It is just so beautiful outside. took a few pictures this morning.
    I know what you mean about catching up. that’s why we have a delete button on our email. i had to delete over 200 posts this weekend as I was drowning and knew I’d never catch up. It happens. Deep breath and hit delete. And let’s all welcome spring soon.

  5. Dana says:

    It’s so difficult to get caught up with blog posts, isn’t it? I’m already dreading going back to the Harbour this spring, because my inbox gets cluttered with new post alerts almost instantaneously… Way to let it go, Robin! 🙂 (For the record, you didn’t miss much in my neck of the woods, though I did post some pretty pictures in my “…Long Walks on the Beach” post. Possibly the best pics I’ve ever taken, but I still have a LONG way to go to catch up to your consistently great photos.)

    Congratulations to the granddaughter for placing first in her category! It’s so fortunate you were able to travel and see the recital.

    Take care and be well, my friend!

  6. David Hall says:

    Beautiful winter photos again.

  7. That’s Ohio for you- spring and snow show up at the same time 🙂

  8. Oh, Robin, don’t worry about catching up, my friend. I love your reading when you can, but sometimes it’s impossible. And I totally understand.


  9. dianne - "life as i see it" - "just because" says:

    he paid me a visit also this morning. beautiful images.. ; )

  10. Welcome back!! What beautiful snow pictures! ♥
    Never been in a snow squall, but it sounds like it’s the equivalent of a Memphis rain….one time it was so bad, we had to pull over (I MADE Greg pull over!!) because it was raining so hard that we couldn’t see a thing. Even on the highest setting, the windshield wipers couldn’t keep up.

  11. Good grief….. We already have our AC on down here…… SNOW? It’s practically summer!! 🙂

  12. Ellen says:

    enjoy the last visit of Mr Snow and wish him a good summer!!!

  13. aFrankAngle says:

    The spring flowers are continually their early emergence as they are beginning to show their face. Other than a dusting, no snow for us, then again, March can still provide the occasional surprise. Nonetheless, seeing snowy images from our state caused me to smile this morning. No worries about catching up because I know you’ll be around in time.

  14. Gracie says:

    Beautiful images, Robin. We woke up to this kind of weather a couple of days ago…the snow is now melted though.

    Here’s to some warmer and brighter days ahead 🙂

  15. Loved your photos today.. old man winter is back here as well.. gusting and snow warnings abound! I agree with you on reading blogs, it’s almost impossible.. I was caught up and woke to 50 new inbox messages. I’m not sure what the solution is, I love reading everyone blog but find it is getting overwhelming too.

  16. Kala says:

    That photo of the crocus in the snow is so tender and lovely, Robin.

  17. giselzitrone says:

    Beautiful Fotos lieber Gruss und eine gute Nacht wünsche ich dir Gruss Gislinde.

  18. CMSmith says:

    Feel free to pass over my posts. I won’t be offended and you’re not missing anything important.


    Family is important.

    We had snow here too, by the way. I hope spring comes to stay soon.

  19. It is 61 degrees outside at 12:30 am as I read this post and I have been hearing that snow is in the forecast – tomorrow, I think. No, winter has not left yet!
    These are beautiful photos! ♥

  20. Robin says:

    Thank you for all of your lovely comments. 🙂

  21. Love the colors in the first shot!

  22. eof737 says:

    We had an almost no snow winter… Amazing! 🙂

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