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The Skies of March

March has been an unsettled month with many stormy days, some cold temperatures, some bright skies and warm breezy days, all jumbled together in no particular order. 

Spring washed in with the rains of this turbulent month, and trees budded against the changing sky.

Above, the lower photo on the right is my weeping higan cherry tree. I took the following pictures of that same tree on a damp, dreary day. You can read the history of this tree (and a little of my history, too) in my post We are survivors.

I captured this budding magnolia tree on a crisp, sunny morning.

The other day had it all. Dawn arrived with cold temperatures and gloomy skies. A stormy morning was followed by a pleasant, sunny afternoon, then the clouds and rain returned toward dusk. Amazed at what I saw, I shot these photos in the rain as the day closed with a fiery sunset.

March! Moving on, that's the way it is.

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Reader Comments (17)

Beautiful sky shots! I love your weeping cherry tree!

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlorida Girl

Wow..inspiring..these ar so beautiful!
Truly gorgeous scenes of nature! powerful! Lovely post!

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKiki

It has been an astonishing month of weather~~I love the touch of pink against the gray skies...just wonderful....Now I am ready for April! gail

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergail

The weather sure can change quickly this time of year! We've had a nice day of Spring and now rainstorms are predicted for days. It'll be nice when it stays nice more than it rains. The sunset pictures are very pretty, I love all the colors!

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Such beautiful skies! I thought ours was lovely today too. Dark and stormy in the east, but sunny in the west, so it made interesting views, especially with all the bare branches reacing for the sky.

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobinL

Beautiful photos. You've certainly captured the tumultuous March skies.

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Your photos are so beautiful, especially the pictures of the beautiful sky. The clouds are so expressive and your cherry tree blossoms are lovely.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle (azplantlady)

Fantastic photos ... love the cherry tree and those last two photos are simply stunning.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBernie

Beautiful pictures! I love those cherry tree flowers. My magnolia didn’t bloom yet either, buds are just opening and I think that we will have magnolia flowers in few days.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervrtlaricaana

The different perspectives of the cherry are just lovely Deborah! You have such a close link with your trees - there should be more of that in the world I think!

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Beautiful photos, Deborah, and the story of you and the survivor cherry tree is exactly the uplift I needed this dreary rainy day.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurrie

The cherry looks wonderful! The sunset shots are simply stunning.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCurbstone Valley Farm

Amazing pictures Deborah, you did good!

I'm quite ready to move on from March. No glorious tree silouettes or buds ready to break here. Just snow, snow, snow. April had better bring some of those promised showers...and a bit of warmth, too.

Christine in Alaska

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine B.

Are you sure there wasn't a fire somewhere? ;) Deborah, those are the most beautiful fiery landscapes I think I've ever seen. Absolutely captivating.

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana (Di)

Great trees and skies. Stunning susets. Henry Louis Lorinyenko

Perfectly selected trees. Wonderful contrast between seasons. Vincent Van Lorinyenko

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