In Maine, the velocity of change in spring is nothing short of astonishing. So much can happen in seven days, and here are the pictures to prove it. Because the changes have been so dramatic in just a week’s time, I thought it would be good to feature last week’s pictures along with this week’s.
Last week overlooking the Kennebec:
This week overlooking the Kennebec:
As you can see, the ice has really receded, and there is a lot more open water. However, the ice chunks, made thick and stubborn by winter’s extreme cold, still hover by the shore. I wonder how long it will be before they are completely gone.
Now to our front yard. Last week with snow-gauge Clif:
This week with snow-gauge Clif:
There is quite a change in the front yard, but most dramatic is the backyard, where we get more sun. Here is last week:
Drum roll, please! Here is this week:
And all in seven days. Seems almost like a miracle. The patio has begun to emerge, and next week I’ll include pictures of the patio, which we always hope is clear by Shannon’s birthday on April 22.
Last week, I was very doubtful. But now I have hope. Shannon, it just might happen.