TempestuousPosted: April 16, 2012
The wind is raging here in the Bogs today. Newly formed leaves, blossoms, and seeds are flying off the trees, along with a few branches. The birds who try to fly are having a rough time of it. Mother Nature is in a blustery mood.
As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, it’s difficult to capture the wind in a still photo. You can see that the leaves and flowers on the crabapple tree are all pointing towards the right in the above photo, but you cannot see the wind.
The wind creates waves on the pond and the long grasses. I could watch the wind moving through the grasses, wave after wave after wave, for hours.
We are hoping for rain, but so far, the clouds and wind have been nothing more than empty promises (or threats, if you see them that way). The newly planted trees need water. The garden needs water. The Bogs are drying out, even the areas around the pond that usually remain wet.
Our azaleas are beginning to bloom. The tulips and daffodils are finally giving up, although there are still a few here and there still hanging in there.
The woodland strawberries are blooming. I did not go into the woods today as that would be an unsafe place to be when the wind is gusting up to 50 mph, but I did take a few shots of the strawberry flowers while I was back there yesterday.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
~ Kahlil Gibran
That’s it from the Bogs on this warm and blustery Monday. Thank you for stopping by. I hope your Monday has been a good one. Bring your jacket tomorrow. The wind and clouds are part of a cold front, and things will be cooling off again overnight.