Project Alicia : More Unexpected Spring Surprises.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

More Unexpected Spring Surprises.

Today is April 16th and I woke up to this.

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Sleet was forecasted, but when it was falling out of the sky as flakes I knew it was a photo op to not be missed. However, the wet snow and freezing temps made for challenging photog conditions.

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I thought it would stop any minute, but it continued on. And an hour later we started to have snow accumulations.

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My poor little daffodils put on their brave face. I'm so glad they had their debut photo shoot last week at their best.

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I know it's Iowa. Unexpected weather patterns are to be expected, but this was a bit more than I had anticipated. I mean, coats and snow boots are already packed away. My rain boots would have to do.

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Just goes to show that spring looks different depending on where you are.

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It lasted most of the morning and my son's first soccer game in his tournament was cancelled. But by afternoon it was almost completely melted and I was mostly thawed out. But little did I know how cold those northwesterly winds were until I went to Little Man's late soccer game. BRR!

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If you are following my 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge, this is Day 2.

It runs April 15th thru May 15th, but you are welcome to join at any time and you can do as little or as much as you would like.

You can add your pics to my 30 Days of Spring flickr group.

You can tweet it using the #30dos hashtag.

Or you can do a post and share it here at project alicia. (The linky is over at Day 1.) Just grab this button.

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The important part is to get out there and start snapping!

I'm anxious to see what tricks mother nature has been playing on you in your neck of the woods. I saw that parts of WI and ND were under a winter weather advisory with blizzards. And by the way, I'll take this over that any old day.

Oh, and before I forget. I am now projectalicia.com! Yah!


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18 comments:

  1. What a terrible trick for mother nature to play on you! Those poor daffodils! :(

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  2. ugghhh. Hope it warms up soon for you!

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  3. Yes, I would be one of the states with winter warnings:) sheesh...it's never ending is it? I LOVE your new header btw, and photos are amazing as always:)

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  4. That's just not right! Let's hope it's the last time.

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  5. oh my goodness! What crazy weather you're having!!

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  6. Are you sure you don't live in Northern Canada? Are you and undercover blogger? Looks like we live next door according to these pictures. Spring has got to be just around the corner...
    Dana

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  7. Your house is gorgeous! And I love all the snow shots, so pretty! You must hate the snow but since I live in a desert, I'm super jealous!

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  8. That snow is beautiful but highly unfortunate!!

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  9. UHg I'm over it. That's how spring in Utah is as well. Mother nature is a tease. Beautiful pictures as usual.

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  10. I LOVE your boots!!!!
    I can not believe you showed us those beautiful flowers and now they are under snow..
    crazy weather!

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  11. Not cool, Mother Nature.

    But these are great captures! So maybe she knows what's she's doing after all.

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  12. Love the photo of you in your Wellies!

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  13. Thank you!! Your blog is great and I have so much to learn. Congrats on your new web address! :)

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  14. This has been the coldest wetest spring as far as I can remember. Mother nature is showing us who is in control here. Those are great pics!

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  15. Poor daffodils - but great shots!

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  16. Those poor daffodils! Great shots though.

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  17. What a fun idea! Thank so much for the invite... neighbor to the east. ;) How many photos can we add to the flickr group? And they need to be taken between 15 April and 15 May... correct? Fun! :)

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  18. Beautiful photos! I can't believe you are having snow in April...and your only a state away.

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