May 29, 2010

Late Spring.

The title above invokes the feeling of an imminent seasonal change, but that is far from the case here, even though Mr. Summer sure did pay us a visit last weekend.

As the coldest May in 14 years, this last month of spring departs leaving us with bitterly cold wind, cloudy skies and temperatures resembling more those common in November. I am considering going back inside even though I am defying the weather gods, shivering while sitting on my patio, risking a case of severe pneumonia. The forecast though called for sun and thus I am in a certain disbelieve and left hoping that sun will eventually appear.

The fast moving clouds of various colours and texture do add a certain dramatic feel to the country side that surrounds me. In any room in my house, anywhere I look, I see beautiful views of landscape that from within the warmth of my home indeed do instigate the feel of late spring after all.


Elizabeth said...

At the moment we have sunshine but the wind is chilly. Did some work in the garden, let's hope it will all turn out well.

Have a lovely sunny saturday.

xoxo Elizabeth

Brian Miller said...

going to be a warm one here today...the seasons seem to be getting all mucked up these days anyway...hope the sun finds you with its kiss...

Gal Friday said...

I can tell from looking at the photos, that it is a bit chilly!(but it still looks lovely and so green...)

I so hope that June shows up with warm sun for you, Zuzana, so you can take off your boots and winter jacket.

The weather patterns seem to flip flop wildly these days--last year we had a cold and wet June. I remember wearing socks and turning the heat on in the car when I drove to work in the mornings.

Here, we are enjoying lovely pre-summer weekend with expected 21C* temps today. Wish you could join us for our canoe trip down the river.

Mike Minzes said...

Ahh, late spring. Summer is almost here!

Cheryl Kohan said...

Very pretty photos, Zuzana. I love cloud pictures or any kind of photos of the sky in all of her moods. We are having lovely weather, thank goodness.

It's Memorial Day weekend here in the States and our lake will be a busy place with kids on the beach and fishing boats. I'm going to spend the day gardening. I hope your weekend is pleasant, too.

Unknown said...

Wow. The pictures are great. The clouds do paint the sky differently in all of them. It seems pretty chilly.
Have a good day!:)

Radka said...

Ahojky Zuzko, děkuji ti za milé psaní. U nás ještě moc teplo není. Je kolem 20. stupňů, což je málo. Prá za toto počasí může sopka, ale doufám, že léto bude teplé. Nové fotky, které máš na blogu se mi moc líbí. Já jsem poslední dobou nic pěkného nenafotila. Budu to muset napravit. Přeji hezký den Radka.

Julie Hibbard said...

I am looking forward to the day you make all of your photographs available in a book. I LOVE them!
YOU make me smile every day...thank you!!

Sumandebray said...

what a lovely picture of your house and garden. Bright fresh and shining.
Here the temperature is touching 50 degree celsius at mid day

Donna said...

Beautiful photos, Zuzana. I would love to have a view like that from my windows.

Hope warm weather comes soon for you.

Have a good weekend!

Cat in the road said...

Old Man Winter and Mister Summer seem to be having a battle as to who’s in charge.
I’m starting to wonder if I should rearrange the pages on my calendar to coincide with the weather outside.

Betsy Brock said...

Go inside and lay on the floor in one of those warm sun spot with batcat. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, Zuzana!!! Our temperatures reached 70 degrees yesterday - finally, some warmth! :) But I do wonder what the Summer will be like this year.

Have a lovely weekend, dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are lovely! I hope Mr. Summer comes to stay soon.
It has been hot here and we have been enjoying our time on the patio. The huneysuckle are in full bloom and the frangrance is intoxicating.
Have a wonderfull weekend, Zuzana : )

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images of spring. Everywhere it is haywire climate. Here it is extreme hot temperature this year.

Unknown said...

hope it warms up soon for you. we have been having a heat wave here. in the 80's and not cooling down much at night. lovely pics Zuzana. have a great weekend!!

sprinkles said...

Summer is almost here, yet it feels so far away when I go outside and have to bundle up still!

At least this weekend I don't have to wear a heavy winter jacket and snow boots like I did last Saturday!

I hope it warms up here and there soon so we can all enjoy the well-deserved sunshine!

Reading Tea Leaves said...

I know how you feel Zuzana! It's cold and raining here today after a scorching weekend last week. We are promised a dry day tomorrow - I hope so - we have my MIL staying with us and we have planned some outdoor 'summer' pursuits. I hope Mr Summer pays us all another visit soon!

Lovely green and verdant pictures. Have a wonderful weekend dear friend:)


Claus said...

Pretty pictures! I hope it warms up for you...from your long winter, some sun is surely most wanted.
Have a great weekend!

Sniffles and Smiles said... may be cloudy and cold...but YOU know how to make the most of it, my dear friend!! Gorgeous photographs...What spectacular skies! And always, such positive and uplifting thoughts! Love you much! Janine XO

Joanna Jenkins said...

It may be cold, but the views from your home are absolutely stunning! Bundle up and enjoy :-)
happy weekend,

Unknown said...

We reached 98 degrees here in the desert. Beautiful post as always, Zuzana. Always makes me feel as though I'm right there in the mountains too!

Kath said...

We lit the fire yesterday, here in England :D

Anonymous said...

I love popping by here and seeing your fabulous shots... I haven't seen a cloud for months now!!

Unknown said...

The weather sure plays havoc and is unpredictable. We've had a very hot April too. So, the aircons are going full blast:( Hope you get some sun shining through.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

it is 90s yesterday...
almost summer time.
lovely words,
beautiful images!
u rock!

Hilary said...

It sure does look like a beautiful spring day there. I sure hope it warms up for you soon!

Zuzana said...

Elizabeth, Brian, Tina, Realliveman, Cheryl, Mr. Stupid, Radka, Julie, Sumandebray, Donna, Scribe, Betsy, Zuzu, LadyCat, Rajesh, Doreen, sprinkles, Jeanne, Claudia, Janine, Joanna, Michael, Kath, Eternally..., Keats, Jingle and Hilary, thank you my friends for your kind words and for liking my views, even though they depict cold landscape in late spring.;)
I treasure your visits and the way you express your sentiments by your kind words here.

I am a bit preoccupied with my work this week, but I will try to catch up with all of you and your lovely writing in a few days.
On a happier note, June have started sunny and warm, thus I hope this signifies a good summer ahead.

Have a lovely week everyone,