Winter Retrospective

It’s still winter in Spy Garden. I don’t really regard “official” first days of seasons and prefer to think of March, April and May as spring. So regardless of the temperature (not much higher than 30 predicted for next week) I’m naming March first as Spy Garden’s first day of spring. Officially. And so, a winter retrospective to say farewell to the season.

Best Spy Garden Snow Shot

Best Spy Garden Snow Shot

The above shot was taken the morning after the first big snow of the season (back in December). The entire section of the fence in the foreground of the photo is being moved (many posts have already been taken down), so this photograph may be the last time the whole garden fits into one photo. Unless I climb up on the roof for an aerial shot…

Winter is not really all white/gray in Missouri. The snow usually melts within a few days. But still, the palatte of our winter is quite limited.

Sky and Dormant Grass

Sky and Dormant Grass

Field, woods, hills, sky

Field, woods, hills, sky

I wonder if Mark Rothko would’ve enjoyed Microsoft Paint? hahah

Woods in the distance, field in the foreground and sky.

Woods in the distance, field in the foreground and sky.

And all that is on a clear day. Comme ca:

Shaw Nature Preserve

Shaw Nature Preserve

Shaw Nature Preserve

Shaw Nature Preserve

Shaw Nature Preserve...best of our winter outings.

Shaw Nature Preserve…best of our winter outings.

Vibrant colors beyond blue sky and

"Dormant Grass Gold"

“Dormant Grass Gold”

…are reserved for sunrise and sunset.

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise (Missouri River)

Sunrise (Missouri River)

Sunrise

Sunrise

Spy Garden Sunset

Spy Garden Sunset

Sunset in the manner of...

Sunset in the manner of…

I’m looking forward to the drastic changes in the “palatte” that spring brings, but do fully appreciate winter. White is, in fact, my favorite color.

Favorite Spy Garden Winter Decoration

Favorite Spy Garden Winter Decoration

Spy Garden at Zero Degrees Farenheit (January)

Spy Garden at Zero Degrees Farenheit (January)

A blank canvas.

A blank canvas.

8 thoughts on “Winter Retrospective

  1. narf77

    No vortexes of cold still white here…everything is brown and grey and dehiscent and spent and just waiting for a little bit of sky precipitation in order to try to find the will to live. Summer hasn’t been kind to us and the lack of rain hasn’t gone unnoticed. We can’t wait for autumn and come Saturday I will be doing a little rain dance as we are OWED a bit of rain come autumn…surely…

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Great post! I really enjoyed revisiting some of my favorite photos from previous posts, including those of that knockout sunset – that was some act of God! Happy Spring!

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  3. gardenengineer

    I also consider March to be the beginning of spring although, ironically, we often get some of our most wintery weather during that month. I’m hoping that soon we will all be released from the icy grip of the polar vortexes.

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