The February Melt

This is turning into a nice, mild winter in Michigan. We have had some hard cold spells, but this week the winds were powerful and the sun shone enough to dry things out pretty quickly. Honestly, the whole house shook in the gale force winds we had the last two days.

It got me out of the house and into the fresh air, which was a lovely change. I checked on the bees, and it looks like two of the four hives are alive and eager to get started foraging. The other two were quiet and still, so I guess we’ll be working on expanding the population again this year.

20160220_105415The pond was just beautiful, shining in the sunshine. These pictures were from yesterday, and today there is just a thin white rim of ice remaining. Between the wind and the sun, it is fascinating how quickly the environment shifted into the spring-like mode.20160220_105331


About bluestempond

Hobby farmer living at Bluestem Pond in Michigan.
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4 Responses to The February Melt

  1. Reblogged this on Vector Charley and commented:
    I couldn’t have said it better myself about the kind of winter we’re having here in southwest Michigan.

  2. Val says:

    The light on that pond is just gorgeous!

  3. daphnecybele says:

    Beautiful! Glad to hear some of your bees are pulling through! Spring will be here soon… : )

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