Average annual rainfall: 2.5 inches (63.5 mm). On a visit here it would be unlikely to rain. But not impossible.
Looks like snow but it is an illusion created by the prolific bloom on the trees and the carpet of petals underneath.
Shivering in the cold (single digit Fahrenheit) under a completely overcast sky before dawn, this had all the makings for a complete bust photography-wise. Then, bam! The dawn sun came up and a red/orange glow spread across the clouds and the water. Wow!
It was gone in a couple of minutes. But being there for those few moments to see and capture an image more than made it worth getting up so early, hiking in the dark and enduring the cold discomfort. It is definitely a favorite sunrise.
Definitely a favorite place to visit this time of year. Not too hot or too cold. Even with a threat of rain, just right 🙂 !
A flowering maple blossom after some rain for Cee’s March 2, 2018 Flower of the Day.
Oops! Meant to post this yesterday for Cee’s Flower of the Day for February 18, 2018. Better late than never, I suppose. Cee’s flower was a bearded iris and one had just popped up in the garden, so I thought I’d do another, too. 🙂
Butterflies in February?? Well maybe down under but not usually in the northern reaches of ‘up over’. And perhaps the time of year explains why this tortiseshell looks a bit worse for wear.
Two images taken January 30, 2018 of an essentially full moon: the super blue moon (super = when a full moon is at a closest approach to Earth; blue = second full moon in the same month).
The last image: a super blue blood moon 🙂