thinning ice

March 07, 2021  •  6 Comments

This week, we celebrate a rather inauspicious anniversary.  Although the first known case of COVID-19 was identified in America on January 21 in Washington State, it was a year ago on March 4, COVID-19 the virus became an official health issue.  Fred and I had gotten together the following Sunday for a gathering with our birthday group, and the next Wednesday, we went for our regular workout at the Chavez Center.  Watching the news after we returned home that evening, we thought "Oh, dear.  What have we done?" And all of you know the rest of the story.  Countries started closing down, one by one, including America.  Now it feels as if the collective "we" may be on the precipice of something really groundbreaking, courtesy of scientists and the vaccines during this first week of meteorological spring! 


With spring, comes thinning ice and the increasingly fascinating designs to be found therein.





Thanks to Victoria, Ross, Jean and Sam, Pauli, Lucia, Christina, Char, TTT, Terry T. and Steve for commenting this week.   I love hearing from all of you!  Next Sunday, most of the states in America spring forward to daylight saving time.

until next Monday,


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DARYL, our mother, Nature, offers us her nourishment in all its colors, forms, beauty.
Thank you for capturing her winter's dress for all of us "too busy" to see. with our inner eye.

Abrazos de Lucia
Catherine Sobredo(non-registered)
Again beautiful abstracts Daryl!
Steve Immrl(non-registered)
Nailed it again, sister. These are wonderful abstracts. I can't tell if the patterns and designs are all reflected in the thinning ice or some are in the birdbath. I agree with my esteemed colleague Terry Thompson that these are worthy of printing and hanging.

On the COVID front new CDC guidelines are saying that those of us who are fully vaccinated can now associate with others of the same persuasion. That's a glimmer of hope for spring.
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Yes, as they said when I was growing up in western Nebraska, no skating on thin ice.

Heat wave here in Scottsdale, 88º yesterday. 14º above normal.

BTW, we got very sick with covid like symptoms in mid November 2019.
Some have said the virus may have been here in November or December 2019.
So who knows, we may have had it.
Terry Thompson(non-registered)
These are lovely abstract captures and certainly worthy of prints on the wall. Nice work Daryl.
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