No, the white isn’t blooming blossoms. It’s ice on the branches. I wanted to call this This is Spring???, but Windows wouldn’t let me use a question mark in the title, so settled for this caption. This and the other image are courtesy of freezing rain Thursday morning.

My Nikon D80 and 70-300mm VR lens caught this in a small park in east Hamilton, ON, Canada. I preferred this impressionistic version over the normal version.

Views and comments always welcomed and appreciated.


bushes, ice, freezing rain, nature, landscape, weather


  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    BRRRRRR! Some spring!!!! Lovely image Ron.

  • Thank you dear Lynda…and you said it. Conditions though have improved since and have been more springlike. Now if only the blossoms would start appearning. XO,♥Ron♥

    – sundawg7

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work, another great hoar frost, we have actually got some sun today, its 1pm here,
    going for surgery on May 9th to my left hand and a new knee later in the year,
    love and hugs Ann xoxox

  • So pleased you finally got some sun Ann. We haven’t had a heckuva lot either, and most of this week is supposed to be rainy. I think your rain has come over here. LOL Sure hope all goes well with your hand surgery…and maybe you can sneak in an abbreviated trip over here before your knee surgery??? To think it was ’09 when we last saw each other. :(( Wishful thinking, but it would be divine seeing you again. Love, hugs & XXXXXXXXXXX, ♥Ron♥

    – sundawg7

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    But it might as well be…. Beautiful, Ron!

  • Thanks a bunch Sheila. Sure hope that was Winter’s last hurrah. >Ron<

    – sundawg7

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you fauselr. >Ron<

    – sundawg7

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful even if late in Season!

  • Thanks a bunch Gena. Thank heavens conditions have begun improving since. >Ron<

    – sundawg7

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoabout 1 year ago

    This reminds me why I left Boston so many years ago…Very cool shot Ron!

  • Thanks a bunch Bill. This is easier to accept in its time…but not when blooms are supposed to start. Speaking of Boston, I sure hope those bastards that set the bombs are caught and strung up. The victims have my sympathies. >Ron<

    – sundawg7

  • EvaMarIza
    EvaMarIzaabout 1 year ago

    so, I am sending you some spring…:)))) hugs!

  • Thank you for sending some Spring Eva…and you know, it’s begun to warm up. :))) Hugs, ♥Ron♥

    – sundawg7

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful patterns and textures Ron.

  • Your compliments are appreciated Steve…many thanks. >Ron<

    – sundawg7

  • Carmen Holly
    Carmen Hollyabout 1 year ago

    Lovely shot Ron!

  • Thanks so much Carmen. Great seeing from you again. There was so much potential, yet little time to capture the frozen beauty. This was the week before, and yesterday our temps were in the 70s. Tomorrow, it’s back to low 30s…CRRRRAAAAAZZZZZYYYYY. Hugz, ♥Ron♥

    – sundawg7

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 1 year ago

    I know, Ron spring is a long time coming this year. Today it is still so windy and cold, I have tons of snow in my backyard which will take another few weeks to melt. It falls off the roof….oh well, I suppose , like every year, once the hot weather is here, we forget :-) All to say, that this is in spite of the frost a wonderful , amazing shot Have a great day!

  • Thanks kindly for your compliment and comments Elfie. I feel for you still tolerating wintry conditions. Things are finally shaping up here, with temps in the teens; and climbing to 20 by mid week. However, only the Forsythia are in flower at this time…but the others are in bud. Hopefully in a week or so, blossoms will be out. Hang in there Elfie, your turn will come soon. ♥Ron♥

    – sundawg7

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