Above Me

It wasn’t my intention, taking these pictures on the way to the park the other day, but I couldn’t resist them after spying the images up there as I was looking to see where the snow-clumps were falling from…as it warms up a bit, the gathered snow falls in gobs from the branches…making a nice cold mess of your glasses as you walk along, under the trees…minding your own business…on your lunch-time walk to the park…

And no, I wasn’t walking under these reeds, but I did have to look up to their 10-12 foot heights to capture the image….

I don’t know what kind of tree this is, but it’s pretty at this time of year, too…with theΒ flower/seed heads covered with snow….

24 responses

  1. These are great. I especially like the reeds, lovely subtle colours. πŸ™‚

    March 18, 2012 at 5:53 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. I had second thoughts about the reeds before posting this one…I’m glad you like them. πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2012 at 8:40 am

  2. We are now snowless! These are so delicate Scott. I love the draping beauty of the first one.

    March 18, 2012 at 6:01 am

    • Our snow is gone now, too, Karen…I had to get these posted before snow was a distant memory. Thank you for your nice words…delicate, and draping beauty…so pretty. πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

  3. The stillness and beauty of winter. Beautiful!

    March 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

    • Indeed…thank you, Questioningsoul. πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

  4. I love branches against a sky background and these are pretty with the additional snow. I really like the reeds too – such graceful plants.

    March 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

    • There is something quite nice about branches against the sky background…I think I actually have a couple more posts like that! Thank you, Meanderer. πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

  5. These are all so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

    March 18, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • You are very welcome…thank you for your nice words!

      March 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  6. Lovely photos. I really like the one with the reeds towering towards the sky, and it’s nice to see beautiful trees, as there are very few on our island. Thanks for posting.

    March 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    • Thank you, Erica…I almost didn’t include the one with the reeds…and you’re the third person to say that you like them…I’m glad I included them! I’ve been so fixed on looking at your boat and water photos that I didn’t notice the trees being so few…how interesting. I suppose the cold doesn’t allow much to grow up there.

      March 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm

  7. George Weaver

    #2 and #3 are different takes on snow than I’ve seen anywhere. The shapes are interesting and the way they “hold” the snow against the sky is really nice. The reeds remind me of wheat for some reason. I really like it. These are all great images. Snowing now? I guess you are in Utah where I forget the weather.

    March 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    • Thank you, George…I’m glad you liked them…even the wheat-like reeds. And there was a bit of snow today, huge flakes that amounted to nothing down here in the valley, but the mountains did get a big of dusting that remains. The photos were taken about a week or two ago…and then we had weather into the high 60s the following days. But yes, the weather is given to frequent change up here.

      March 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  8. Hello Scott, I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated to receive the Versatile Bloggers Award in celebration of the fine job you do with your blog. While I still haven’t figured out how to post the icon on my announcement post … something I’ll have to circle back and do, the link is there with the information to claim your award to post on your site for the world to see. Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    March 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • You are very nice, Marcy…thank you so much for your nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award. I do appreciate your kind words and consideration. I will check-out your blog for the details. Thank you, again. πŸ™‚

      March 19, 2012 at 5:51 am

      • You are very welcome. You have a great blog. I enjoy it very much. πŸ™‚

        March 19, 2012 at 5:53 am

        • Thank you, so much, Marcy. πŸ™‚

          March 19, 2012 at 7:12 am

  9. Very, very lovely photos, like them a lot! πŸ™‚

    March 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    • Thank you, Bente. πŸ™‚

      March 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

  10. It’s so strange to see snow these days. This has been the warmest winter that I’ve ever experienced in the many years that I’ve lived in the American Midwest–almost no snow. Repeated March temperatures in the 80s (!), at least 35 degrees above the normal highs for this time of the year. I saw BEES pollinating FLOWERS in central Indiana in JANUARY. In northeast Illinois, there will have been as many 80 degree March days as in the entire 143-year period of recorded temperatures preceding 2012.

    Has it been a particularly snowy winter in Utah, Scott? I’m wondering what runoff will be like this spring. I’m going to be in Zion and Bryce in early May and am wondering what a Virgin River Narrows hike will be like…

    March 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    • Your warm weather sounds rather like Arizona for the last several years of my life…couldn’t get cold for anything down there! I hope this is all just a fluke and that we’ll see “normal” again next year. Bees pollinating flowers in January…that’s crazy!

      This is only my second winter in Utah, Kerry…and it has been rather mild compared to the last snow season. The weather folks said that we had 400% of the normal snow-fall up in the mountains…two weather systems a week from March to May…it was amazing. I’m quite certain that the snow-melt will almost seem insignificant to what we had last year. I’m hoping to get to Bryce in the next month or so, as well. I’ve driven past it several times over the past year, but never made it inside the canyon…will be going “intentionally” this time, though. I’ll look forward to your pictures. πŸ™‚

      March 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      • Thanks for the perspective on the weather!

        March 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        • You’re welcome, Kerry. πŸ™‚

          March 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

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