Sunday, March 17, 2013

Almost Spring



 
 Old man winter still slumps away, These are from our last blizzard. I went out when it started, and barely got away. Hopefully spring is around the corner. It may only be days away. I had my last good snow in this storm, it gains my stormy approval.
 

 
 I-29 heading north toward Omaha.

 
These hills look almost Alpine with the snow driving down.

 
 
 
 
 
A year ago...............
 


A tornado ripped through this town a year ago. It was sad to hear , and 50 plus went down south from my town of 5,000.
 
 

 
 
 
Pelicans return


19 comments:

  1. Not quite here yet. My impatience is growing by leaps and bounds...

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  2. Oh goodness...I HATE Tornadoes....bless their hearts!
    Am sending some of our warm temps your way!
    hughugs

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  3. Pelicans are neat to see. We have a couple flocks near by house in Montello, but I only see them when I go to the lake or see them flying between lakes. Not sure if they are back here yet.

    I have been seeing quite a few cranes and geese, so I know Spring should be here soon enough.

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  4. Love that tree with the face in it... fun!

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  5. Enjoyed stopping by and seeing your pictures. Especially like the cardinals from your earlier posts. The red cardinal in the white snow is very impressive.

    I live near Des Moines and today (Monday, March 18) we are getting some snow. Very heavy and wet. Won't last too long but rather messy. I am going to try to get a few pictures while it still looks good.

    Hard to believe it was just a year ago we had so much tornado damage in the Midwest. Creston, Iowa, had a very bad tornado in April, 2012.

    Take care.

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  6. after a false start early February, spring is truly here now. trees leafing out.

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  7. It doesn't look much like spring in your snowy photos. That shot of the interstate looked like you'd better be getting off it as soon as possible. So sad about last year's tornado. Wishing you safety as we approach the 2013 tornado season.

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  8. Wow! that tornado really did rip through that house!

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  9. How interesting that you have pelicans there!

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  10. I am so looking forward to spring. That winter road looks like mine:/ Spring needs to spring a tad quicker methinks...

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  11. Well---it doesn't look much like spring out there where you are. Looks COLD... I remember that tornado last year.

    We had a spring-like weekend---but today it has rained all day and the cold weather is coming back. SO--Ole Man Winter isn't finished with us yet either...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Tornadoes sure are scary. One went through here over 20 years ago before we lived here and my neighbors still go to their basement whenever we get a bad storm.

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  13. Yup, it's still nasty and rainy and chilly here too, but no snow aside from a few flurries overnight and then bit of sleet. Sad to read about those folks losing their homes. Sometimes, Mother Nature can be so capricious.

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  14. Oh it was a chilly walk. We still have snow here and it is snowing again as I type. I just keep hoping for spring.

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  15. A great series of pictures. I love those wintry photos but hope it wasn't too bad for you to drive around. The flower was such a pretty one and the carving in the tree, someone has a lot of talent there. So sad about the tornado and the destruction it caused. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by and wishing Gregg a happy birthday. He enjoyed reading your greeting very much Steve. Have a great day, let's hope it isn't bad weather-wise. We are expecting flurries over the next couple of days or so.

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  16. I am getting tired of the snow. I remember driving through that town many years ago when I lived in far southern Iowa.

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  17. Once more another a beautiful série, Steve. I love the third first photos.
    I hate tornados which devastate the americans towns and kill the dwellers.

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  18. Pelicans, really. Where are you located anyway? I've seen seagulls thirty miles inland before but pelicans up there wow.

    ~Randall

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