The weather here and up and down much of the eastern seaboard has not been cooperating lately. High winds, freezing temps, snow, and now heavy rain is on its way. I haven't been able to find anything news worthy to post, and until today, I hadn't used my camera in weeks!
I decided that instead of waiting for spring to arrive so that I could take some new pictures, I would go back into my files from our trip to Hilton Head and work on some of those images. This little blue heron was kind enough to let me snap a few pics before flying off to parts unknown. It was so interesting to see these much smaller versions of the great blue herons we have locally. They look almost identical, except for the little blue's demure stature, you would swear these were just young great blues. Come to think of it, I've never seen a young great blue heron...they must grow quickly because the ones on our creek are huge.
Aside from their "mini me" status, they also seemed a little less skittish than their larger relatives. Not sure if it was because they were in an area that has way more people traffic, or if they are just a calmer species of shore bird. Either way, I was happy this little guy or girl chose to pose for a few minutes.
It's cloudy but warmer today, and it's been spitting rain off an on since lunchtime. Tomorrow is supposed to be a gully washer, so I plan to curl up with a warm cup of tea, watch movies on Netflix, and likely stay in my jammies for most of the day.
I made a grocery store run and visited an elderly friend today knowing that tomorrow wouldn't be a great day to be out. Mr. Tide is half a world away, so the pups and I are all set for a quiet day of nothingness.
I picked these little violas up about a week ago to help convince myself that spring really will appear at some point. As I was going through some of my images from this time last year, I realized that my yard was full of daffodils, my iris were blooming, and even the cherry blossoms were blooming...no such luck this year.
In time, this crazy weather will sort itself out and things will be in bloom once again. I guess it's like the old saying goes...you can't have everything. So I will choose to be content, thankful for so many things with all that is going on in the world right now, and happy that little violas can make the day a whole lot more cheerful!
Enjoy your weekend!