Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Snapshot -- Small Town Spring

To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post on Alyce's blog At Home With Books. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
I drove 20 hours on Thursday to pick up Grace from school and bring her home. She goes to school in North Country New York, which means she's almost in Canada. I was struck by the way the trees were just beginning to get their leaves. Of course it was raining. Every time I've ever driven there, it was raining.
I was going to write something poetic, like the green leaves are barely a breath of spring on the branches.
Here, from my car window covered with rain is a shot of a small town storefront and the trees showing signs of spring.

I look forward to seeing your Saturday Snapshots.

21 comments:

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Now that's a pretty shot. Very evocative!

Carolyn Wilker said...

Like the mood of the photo.

That's still south of us. We have trees in bloom in Ontario; no magnolias yet though.

Trish said...

I love small streetscapes like that. So lovely!

Trish said...

I meant small TOWN streetscapes lol sorry

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love storefronts like this one...they take me back and make me wonder what the world was like when it was new.

I then recall old stores when I was a kid, and how doctor's offices used to be above department stores. Another story for another day...lol

I like the way the shot looks through the rain-spotted window.

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT

JoAnn said...

Beautiful shot! Several of my family members went to college way up in northern NY... I'd be glad it was rain and not snow you were photographing ;-)

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

How charming! And I like the effect of the rain...

sim@chapter1-take1 said...

Hmmm. I love that there are little places like that around. I like your poetical frame of mind, but yep, the image was pure poetry in and of itself.

Alyce said...

That is a lovely way to illustrate the beginnings of spring!

Marie Burton said...

I concur! The rain makes it much more whimsical!

Laura BurgandyIce said...

I love new leaves, too. It's a nice beginning even with the rain!!

gautami tripathy said...

It is great evocative!

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

Bev Hankins said...

At first I thought that was snow...Very nice small town picture!

Here's my Snapshot.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

20 hours is such a long time to drive, but then, emptying the dorm at the end of the year really makes it a must. There are so many quaint small town in America.

Susan Lindquist said...

I love how every small town has a coffee shop ...

Love your description of northern New York. I grew up in Massena and went to college in Plattsburgh ... both towns might as well be in Canada ... I can relate to those long car rides to anywhere.

Linda said...

It's interesting to see different vegetation and blooming when you travel. I wonder why it always rains there? There's an area high in the mountains which we have to cross to see my son and his family that always has rain just pouring down.

Dizzy C said...

It is such an exciting time when the first signs of spring appear.

I know spring is here in England when the blossom appears on the trees and the crocus push thru the soil.

At the moment the blossom is covering the ground like confetti :)

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Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Lovely mood. Looks a lot like here actually, everything is growing greener by the minute :-)

Staci said...

I love everything about this photo!

Pooch said...

Your pic certainly elicits a sense of time and place. Hope you're in sunshine today!

:)

Leslie said...

Looks like a nice place to go to school, very quaint and picturesque, even if they do have to wait a little longer for spring.

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