Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Michigan spring

It's the first year I realized the setting sun is an extra quarter-mile up the road once it's the spring.

Two days of sleet and a cold day of sun created funky ice cycles in unusual places.

A sapling covered in ice.

The smaller crocus will definitely survive being coated in ice... despite the weather pattern locked into winter gear.

When the sun rose, all the ice covering the branches and grasses shone like jewels- beautiful! And we could enjoy the view due to a 2 hour delay because of the ice.


6 responses

  1. Tom Vander Ploeg

    Like always a great job. About the sun setting, might be because the Japan quake tilted the earth’s rotation a bit. Thanks for pic’s! Brightens my day!

    March 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

    • melissakoski

      It was a beautiful day yesterday, but these temperatures are killing me!

      March 25, 2011 at 9:17 am

  2. You think it’s cold there–it’s 72 in Dallas and I’m thinking we won’t reach the 84 high in the forecast.
    Nice pix.

    March 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Paul.
      The first 72° in MI will be swimming weather for us!

      March 26, 2011 at 9:19 pm

  3. Funny you should say that; you can always tell who the “snow birds” from the North Country are in north Texas–they’re the only ones out swimming in the area lakes in March.

    March 27, 2011 at 12:13 am

    • melissakoski

      We’d be sweating buckets in somewhat warm temps. Good news it looks like the temps will be up to almost 50 in a few weeks! (: Happy Sunday Paul.

      March 27, 2011 at 9:22 am


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