Thursday, March 5, 2009

SKYWATCH - FAREWELL to the SUNS OF WINTER (Lake Erie)


I'm going to go out on a limb here, and say that we have seen the last of the really frigid days. A friend told me yesterday that warmer temps, maybe even into the 50sF, or double digits Celsius, are coming our way soon. Already big cracks are appearing in the ice along the shore, and ribbons of open water appear during the day, even if the still freeze over at night. So here is my tribute to the beautiful sunsets of winter over the frozen lake.











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33 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Deborah, those are just breathtaking! Incredible shots! And I am so hoping we've seen the last of the really cold weather, too. Thanks for sharing these and Happpy SWF!

Indrani said...

So so beautiful! I couldn't stop gazing! :)

Kallen305 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I so hope you are right about no more suns of winter. I so want spring right about now!

Aleta said...

Lovely, lovely pictures. We're in the 80's already. Going to be a hot summer. Our "summer lite" (your winter) is over. *sigh*

Lin said...

wonderful photos-we can always hope...although yesterday I saw fruit trees in bloom and our weather is 70 degrees.

Anil P said...

The third picture is beautiful. Beautiful as spring is winter sunsets have a charm of their own.

Photo Cache said...

Here's wishing for warmer temps your way soon.

BTW, you have lovely photos.

bobbie said...

These pictures are truly beautiful.
I hope you're right, saying farewell to frigid temperatures. This morning started out at 16 degrees here.

Dewdrop said...

Breathtaking. Our shots are so similar this week. The lake, frozen or not, sure does generate and amazing sunset.

Guy D said...

I love the differnt shades of pink and blue, very nice shots.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Quiet Paths said...

The lake just shimmers with the sun's glow in that last one. All of these are so lovely. Here's to warmer days...

Raven said...

Beautiful shots. It still looks mighty cold. It near 40 here today after 5 degrees on Monday and 15 on Tuesday. But the trees are getting those little knobs and there are snowless splotches here and there. I just can't wait for flowers and leaves.

Carol said...

Wow, gorgeous sunsets...all of them...beautiful colors...I love Lake Erie...

Lene said...

Beautiful sky and great colors :)

Rose said...

Deb, these are so beautiful! We had temperatures in the 60's today, but the wind would almost blow me off my feet.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Stunning pics. It won't be long now, hang in there.

George Townboy said...

Wow! Gorgeous shots.

Arija said...

Just wonderful, all four, but the first one is filled with such gentle magic that it surpasses the others.

Shellmo said...

I hope you're right! I think we've seen the last of the big snow blasts too! (I hope so cuz my snowplow guy is going on vacation this week - lol!) Beautiful sky photos - you just have the most fabulous views!

Wren said...

Lovely colors and light, Deborah. And yes, I think spring may be approaching a bit closer - the snow is almost gone and I'm seeing many more birds, rabbits, and squirrels. And there's open water here and there as well. Life is sunny, warm, and good.

Ruth said...

The Great Lakes are so beautiful and the sunsets each day are unique. I hope you are not tempting fate with your predictions of spring!! We had 60 cm of snow the week of March 9th last year.

Bradley Myers said...

A good series of skywatch photos, I know I am ready for spring.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Absolutely gorgeous water/sunset pictures, Deb... The colors are fabulous. I see so many sunset photos --but these are some of the best.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carolyn said...

The colours are oh so beautiful. You're right, farewell to winter...those delicate colours of a waning season. Thank you for sharing. Smiles :}

PJ said...

Beautifully done, it must be amazing to watch the seasons of the lake. I would love to be there to see the ice breaking up. Happy SWF!

Carletta said...

They are all beautiful but I love the pastel colors in the first and that last one is incredible the way the reflections are on top of the waves. Gorgeous!

The Ridger, FCD said...

oh, my, I really love that first one, but they're all gorgeous. Almost makes me wish I were there.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful shots, Deborah, and I sure hope you're right about the end of the really cold temperatures. ;-)

magiceye said...

all stunners!

Avid Reader said...

I love the sky... what can I say. There must be books out there about the sky... and you would know some titles.

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Deborah!! for a long time I couldn't cmment on your blog and now------I can. LOL

Love the sunset and the idea of saying farewell to the winter. We did have a touch of snow yesterday and more is in the forecast but it goes away in a day. We are not frozen as where you are. MB

Kathiesbirds said...

Deborah, these are lovey. I wish you warm spring weather soon with blossoms to follow!

kannan said...

Thanks for beautiful scenery