Winter didn’t have much of a bite this year, but that hasn’t kept it from refusing to give up the stage. This weekend and today I’ve had a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. On Saturday I saw robins in the snow, though they didn’t appear unduly deterred by the weather.
The days never got very bright, and the gloomy skies that characterized so much of this past winter continued. I’ve been trying to see this Pan-STARRS comet for days now, foiled each time by poor weather. Northern areas have had good aurora borealis displays, too, and if any of them reached this far south, I would never know it.
The landscape is dull and brown. Any thought the tender shoots had of pushing through the ground is on hold until the weather improves, which doesn’t look as though it will happen this week. So is March 2013 a lamb or a lion? So far it’s neither. Perhaps it’s more of a housecat or a full grown sheep . Not a lamb and not a lion and more than a little dull.
My photo today is of a distant pileated woodpecker that was working furiously on that stump. He didn't stay around long enough for me to switch to my long lens. Pity.