Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

No snow here


Sweet gum ornaments

I know that several of you are suffering through a northern winter. I would be too if I hadn’t run away to Alabama. I sympathize with you still there, those of you bundling up, shoveling driveways, slip-sliding to work.


So I figured I could warm up your lives just a bit by showing you more pretty things from down here.

Needs a bit of fixing up.

Not to make you feel sad or gloomy, but to let you know that spring is not so far away, that it’s just resting down here a bit in order to marshal the strength to push winter further north and win summer back for you.

The last of the winter camellias.

Pretty things come in all shapes and sizes down here. Probably the same where you are too. Sometimes it’s just easier to see when they’re not covered in snow.

Turtle love.

And when your fingers can work the buttons on the camera without being frozen or covered in gloves.

Pretty barn.

But I bet, even if you are stuck in the snowy north, that you can find something pretty to share with all of us. I can’t say I miss the snow, but it sure is nice to look at from my warm space down here.

Cows don’t mind a little rain.

Not that I’m trying to make you feel sad. Or gloomy. Or anything.

Really, I’m not.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

25 thoughts on “No snow here

  1. Thanks for rubbing it in 😉 The storm has just started, so I can pretend we will only get an inch or so…


  2. I, too, would love to see photos of all the snow in the Northeast. But I’m not encouraging anyone to go outside. Brrrrr.


  3. Ummm, giving hope – or? Whatever, it’s lovely and green is a color I’ve been missing. Our snow is nearly gone now, so guess what’s showing in our forecast for the next few days? I’m hoping it will be nothing of consequence.


  4. Just as my camellias fade, the azaleas are starting to bloom!

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  5. Love that Camelia! We don’t grow them here, of course, but we have some in Mississippi, and I miss seeing them. Thank you for your breath of Spring.


    • I love them too. My mom planted them, I’d never seen anything blooming in November and December before…and then to see them still blooming this year when I got here in February! So cool! They are really lovely and seem lots easier to grow than roses, which they seem to resemble a little bit.


  6. Thanks for sharing your sights.. they did warm me up! (and I got my internet back a little while ago.. so that helped too!)


  7. Thank you! The photos tell the story of emerging spring wonderfully. I especially loved the turtles. Wow!


  8. No you’re not trying to make us feel sad ~ Or gloomy ~ Or anything. You are just rubbing it in and gloating! God will get you for that you know. Yep he will get you the nice weather you are having. Enjoy!!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot


  9. I ran up to NC to find snow.
    Great turtle shot!


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