First Signs of Spring

On my walk today I saw the first evidence that spring is coming.  There were oak leaves on top of the melting snow and the temperature reached 50 degrees, if only very briefly.  The dead oak leaves have hung on the trees all winter through all the howling wind-driven snows.  They are just now starting to get pushed off the trees to make way for the spring buds.


  1. gonecycling

    A beautiful image, John, and a lovely narrative to go with it. Just the kind of detail I’d notice – and probably want to photograph if I only knew how! Thank you for capturing it for us.


  2. mirellamccracken

    It is very impressive how you saw spring in this very cold scene, it speaks volume about your positive attitude and how you see the beauty of life and new beginnings in every part of the nature. Good for you!