Thursday, December 17, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

I went out on my scooter today. I bundled myself up really well! It was cold, -7C, but the sun was shining, so it didn't seem as bad. I took this photo on my travels to the post office to mail my Christmas cards. This tree is a magnolia. I guess what struck me as interesting was the fact that it already has buds ready to burst forth with some beautiful blooms in about four months. A long cold winter is before us, but this tree gives me hope. Spring will follow. Nature knows it and now I find comfort in knowing it too.

If you want to see more SkyWatch photos go here!

18 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oh I hope they survive the deep freeze! Beautiful blue sky. You are also brave to go out on your scooter this time of year...my has gone into hibernation for the winter.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hetty: Neat blue sky in your tree tops.

Pat said...

Nice reflection on "hope"...thanks!

Guy D said...

Nice shot Hetty, love that blue sky.

All the best :)
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Riet said...

what a great blue sky. lovely shot

Gill - That British Woman said...

it was a super sunny day today, just a shame about how cold it was!!

I posted some of my quilt blocks also today......

Gill in Southern Ontario

Julie said...

Maybe the buds need that extra special shot of cold to be able to create their special form of beauty. You certainly have created a beautiful photograph of the magnolia against perfectly blue skies.

Cara said...

I too look to the magnolias as a sign that spring will eventually come, and we won't be able to imagine the freezing cold and snow...our minds shielding us from the trauma kinda like not remembering the details of childbirth?

Hildred and Charles said...

Blue sky is just love, and the branches etched against it are very delicate. Lovely photo.

Joops said...

lovely blue sky!

My Sky Watch Friday entry.

Dimple said...

Gen 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. KJV

Nice shot, it's nice to be reminded that the seasons change when winter is upon us.
Your Christmas cactus is gorgeous, and Mimi is adorable!

Judy said...

I don't know what the tree is thinking, but those sure look like buds! I love the contrast against the blue sky!!

Helena said...

Great photo! I love the contrast between the branches and the sky.

Wanda said...

I love branches of trees against the sky.. those trees remind me of the almond trees where we used to live.

Thanks for stopping by Brushstrokes.

Wanda

Eaglesbrother said...

I guess trees can get confused too..buds at the wrong time..lol..Beautiful BLUE sky.

VioletSky said...

It is a practice run, for the buds!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely blue sky! Happy skywatching.

nicolette said...

Lovely picture and comforting thought!

I hope all the buds in nature survive. We had high temperatures untill 2 weeks ago. There were even newborn hedgehogs and birds making nests. Now it’s cold and covered with snow.