Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mud Season in Maine

Pond ice is thinning.

Seawater is flowing into estuaries.

Maybe my last day on skis?

The backyard cover is only ankle deep.

Sidewalks thaw and mud oozes.

The beach has just a frosting of snow, a glazing of ice. 
It's nearly the end of winter,
but not quite the start of spring.
Mud Season.

photo note: first photo by my daughter on our "last" ski.


tina said...

I always thought this was a neat season--one I did not remember from my youth. Hope it passes soon and spring comes.

cynthia newberry martin said...

It's already spring in Georgia but here in Provincetown, we're still having winter, just hours done with a blizzard. Loved seeing your photos.

Gloria Baker said...

I hope the spring arrive son, anyway the shots are beautiful!!

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the second photo, top to bottom. It looks majestic. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Woodside Park said...

Oh, I've heard about this - will be interesting to experience our first mud season! Counting the days to our next visit. Love those photos :)

Woodside Park said...

PS - Do you know of other "Maine" blogs? Thanks!

Donna said...

That first picture by your daughter is my favorite one! I'm so glad that spring is coming. It's been such a long winter!

Beth at PlantPostings said...

Ah yes--mud season! I know it well, and we're deep in it here in Wisconsin, too. Even though our temps will be in the 60s on Sunday, there's still a lot of lake ice to melt. The snow is nearly gone, but plenty of mud for the next several weeks. Springtime in the north! ;-)

troutbirder said...

Yup. Mud season. Ours started yesterday. Better late than never. Of course, I already caught heck for forgetting to wipe the new dogs paws yesterday when I let her in....:(

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thanks!

Tina, mud season is not worth remembering.

Loi Thai, in my blog roll are Maine authors Cynthia Lord and Maria Padian (Teens, Writing and Randomness). You can find more bloggers located in Maine by clicking on the "Maine" link under "location" in my blogger profile.

plant postings, welcome to my blog! I enjoyed your winter walk post. Hope you get spring soon.

troutbirder, ha!

Amanda Summer said...

This has been an exceptionally long winter and your photos illustrate the feeling that we are just now emerging from beneath a layer of permafrost.

☆sapphire said...

Although you call this "Mud season", your photos are so beautiful. Particularly love the last one. I wish I could be on the beach!