“The forest shifts and bends gently towards spring, each curve in the trail revealing a bit more earth along the icy edges of the trail. Distant hills, still snow covered, await the sunlight, so that they too can partake in the transformation.” – Ed Lehming
I really do enjoy this time of year. With the proper gear, the icy trails are easy to navigate and it’s such a pleasure to be able to participate in this change of seasons. It’s a surprisingly quick process, once it gets started, especially with the milt temperatures we have had the past few days.
As I write this post, I’m preparing to head out once more to see the changes that have taken place over the past few days. I’m certain that most of the ice will have receded and splashes of pale green from some of the heartier grasses and sedges may be poking through already.
Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 45 mm
1/4 sec, f/22, ISO 100
I’m glad to see less and less snow each time. The trees are as lovely as ever, even without leaves. I think that’s because there is a whole stand of them – more impressive that way.
It’s fading fast, only in deep valleys and northern sides of hills.