Those big April skies

April seems stuck in the beauty of winter.

A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed

A pink panorama of big skies and fluffy clouds.

PInk and moody

And only a couple of days ago,

The snow cover on the lake was gone

And the cold mist seemed to make

The clouds as silver and soft as silk.

Gently, almost secretly, spring is approaching!

Mid-April panorama

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96 responses

  1. I love your big Spring Sky! I don’t think the snow and ice is going to be there much longer.

    April 18, 2013 at 13:13

  2. This year spring is late and such lovely shots of beautiful sky.

    April 18, 2013 at 13:36

  3. Anonymous

    Hello Fi! It’s Jo, Reasons to be cheerful1,2,3. I’m back and so pleased to see you and so many others are still blogging. Really beautiful pics! xxx

    April 18, 2013 at 13:44

  4. Jo

    Hello Fi! I’m back and struggling to remember how blogging works! I was Jo, Reasons to be Cheerful 123. It’s great to see you and so many others still blogging. Beautiful pics. (apologies if previous comment went through to but I repeated in case it didn’t) (what a dork)

    April 18, 2013 at 13:46

  5. Superb photos here….beautiful

    April 18, 2013 at 13:56

  6. It does seems as though spring is finally creeping up on us!

    April 18, 2013 at 14:17

  7. You always have so much beautiful PINK in your skies. lucky.
    How was Paris?

    April 18, 2013 at 14:45

  8. those pictures are magnificent..:-)

    April 18, 2013 at 14:53

  9. This reminds me of the ole days, when we would have to pull the piers out of grandmas lake before the lake would become frozen. Beautiful as always ♥

    April 18, 2013 at 15:40

  10. Jim

    Yes Fiona, spring is very secretive indeed about its approach and encroachment to move winter aside. Your photos are glorious.

    April 18, 2013 at 15:40

  11. Beautiful spring skies! Our sky is cloud covered and it’s snowing. I wonder if spring will ever get here.

    April 18, 2013 at 15:42

  12. Such a big and beautiful sky!
    Have you ever used time lapsed to record it?
    I’d love to see the motion of those clouds rolling through:-)

    April 18, 2013 at 15:42

  13. Yes,our spring is also very very late this year!We have at the moment the first warm days of spring with pleasant temperatures.Last week we had still some snow in corners with shadows!Have a nice day!

    April 18, 2013 at 16:05

  14. Such a beautiful place no matter what the season!

    April 18, 2013 at 16:18

  15. What an incredible view!
    That sky is truly magical.

    April 18, 2013 at 16:24

  16. Spring approaching, how exciting! I will miss seeing the lovely snowy photos, but look forward to spring photos that are just as beautiful:)

    April 18, 2013 at 16:25

  17. jenmuddybootdreams

    Is it hanging around later this year? Looks very cold.


    April 18, 2013 at 16:48

    • Yup – still got ice on the lake. And cold!

      April 18, 2013 at 16:57

  18. Lovely, bright and beautiful colors. Wonderful pictures, great artistic delicacy. Greetings.

    April 18, 2013 at 17:02

  19. Bob

    Well photographed and colourful, love it.

    April 18, 2013 at 17:12

  20. i love the trail in the snow in the first pic.

    April 18, 2013 at 17:18

  21. Lovely, lovely skies and colors — in spite of the cold! Wonderful captures as always! Hope you have a great weekend — maybe a little sun!!!

    April 18, 2013 at 17:27

  22. You create the most beautiful images.:)

    April 18, 2013 at 17:49

  23. More winter for us this week.. school cancellations, more snow, and more snow, and more snow. Spring is doing a good job of working under cover. :) Your colorful skies are beautiful & warm to look at on our gray day here!

    April 18, 2013 at 17:54

  24. This is proof that there’s no denying snow is beautiful!!! I just wish it stuck to winter and let Spring bring forth flowers!!! Beautiful shots LadyFi!!!

    April 18, 2013 at 18:07

  25. Seriously lovely skies’s almost impossible at this time of year to predict what the weather is going to be like from one day to the next..everywhere!

    April 18, 2013 at 18:10

  26. Tremendously beautiful gifts you get there.

    April 18, 2013 at 18:32

  27. These are heart warming images!

    April 18, 2013 at 18:44

  28. Jo

    Guess this is me, am so out of practice Fi x

    April 18, 2013 at 18:54

    • Still can’t access your blog!

      April 25, 2013 at 18:59

  29. cloudia

    Your sky makes me smile:-)


    April 18, 2013 at 18:56

  30. Hello Lady Fi!
    Wonderful pictures. whether you are in the winter?
    I send greetings.

    April 18, 2013 at 19:01

  31. Like a blanket of cloud. Great shots!

    April 18, 2013 at 19:27

  32. Breathtakingly beautiful shots. I love the big colorful skies over the snowy ground.

    April 18, 2013 at 19:32

  33. daryledelstein

    looks as if spring was there and decided to let winter back in

    April 18, 2013 at 20:02

  34. Beautiful painted skies:-)

    April 18, 2013 at 20:07

  35. Great colors and textures!

    April 18, 2013 at 20:39

  36. That pink and purple sky is particularly beautiful!!
    Spring is slow this year up here, too. :)

    April 18, 2013 at 21:54

  37. Beautiful April sky, and I love that purple tone of color!

    April 18, 2013 at 22:09

  38. Superbilder….Beautiful!!

    April 18, 2013 at 22:11

  39. Is that a boat stuck on the snow? The purples and blues are gorgeous Fiona. I’m off to Paris on May 12th. Wish we could have met there. I shall be in Copenhagen on May 9th-12th. Any chance you’ll be there?

    April 18, 2013 at 22:49

  40. Well it might be slow, but there’s no denying that spring is creeping into your part of the world. The water is free again at last from the icy grip and snow of winter. Enjoy your new season, I can’t wait to see your photos

    April 18, 2013 at 23:24

  41. Spring’s getting there! And while it’s on the way, what beautiful skies you have!

    April 19, 2013 at 00:27

  42. I Love the first shot, beautiful colors and a pretty scene! Lovely skywatch! Have a happy weekend!

    April 19, 2013 at 01:06

  43. Pat


    April 19, 2013 at 01:38

  44. jenjilks

    A beautiful sky. I was out in a t-shirt today. Cloudy skies!

    April 19, 2013 at 02:40

  45. Gorgeous! Spring is coming here slowly but at least it has come!

    April 19, 2013 at 03:21

  46. thesmittenimage

    I love the way you have your spring sneaking up on winter.:)

    April 19, 2013 at 03:53

  47. Wonderful shots of cloudy sky.

    April 19, 2013 at 06:13

  48. And both skies are simply beautiful. Thank you so much.

    April 19, 2013 at 06:49

  49. beautiful colours and textures.

    April 19, 2013 at 06:54

  50. Jim

    Beautiful colours in that first shot.

    April 19, 2013 at 08:23

  51. The first pic is such a beauty….

    April 19, 2013 at 08:52

  52. Beautiful cool pics like these make me forget all the heat here in Hyderabad India… Thanks a lot

    April 19, 2013 at 10:04

  53. Wow, even with the warm skies it still looks so very cold. I love your blogface because of your large photos!

    April 19, 2013 at 11:24

  54. I hope nobody walks on that ice now. Ours have started to break up.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:56

  55. The Spring sky is magical, I love those puffy clouds.

    April 19, 2013 at 12:00

  56. Nisha

    yes, they do look like April sky!!:)
    Have a nice weekend, Ladyfi.

    April 19, 2013 at 12:18

  57. What a beautiful sky…captured in time…have a great weekend..!

    April 19, 2013 at 12:38

  58. Magnificent sky and photography ~ Mother Nature is sure unpredictable ~ ^_^

    April 19, 2013 at 13:10

  59. The changes in the seasons are fascinating to watch. I like the sky in both photos.

    April 19, 2013 at 13:19

  60. Zuzana

    The pink skies are stunning and the lake almost nicer in snow than without.;) Happy to hear spring has arrived.;) Have a great weekend,

    April 19, 2013 at 13:51

  61. Gorgeous pictures as always, the season’s are changing at last:)

    April 19, 2013 at 14:12

  62. Frozen beauty,yet to melt!

    April 19, 2013 at 14:50

  63. Your description of the approach of spring is so poetical!!! Love the clouds!!!

    April 19, 2013 at 15:39

  64. Beautiful photos. I can feel the excitement, as spring is just around the corner. Thanks for sharing your beautiful corner of the world!

    April 19, 2013 at 16:01

  65. Beautiful photos, Fiona. We have had some gorgeous spring weather here this week—BUT it’s turning cold today (lots of rain and wind last night) —and will remain quite chilly for the next few days. Guess winter is not finished with us either!!!

    April 19, 2013 at 16:19

  66. And they indeed look so beautiful.

    April 19, 2013 at 17:16

  67. What a lovely sky! Spring will come soon.:)

    April 19, 2013 at 17:35

  68. Spring does seem to come tentatively, and gently, to your lovely part of the world! That first photo looks like you took it from inside a big ball of pink cotton candy.:-)

    April 19, 2013 at 19:05

  69. Changing skies at the lake – each day a new panorama. Lucky you!

    April 19, 2013 at 19:19

  70. Both shots are wonderful again.
    In some way the light is always special in your photo’s.

    April 19, 2013 at 21:45

  71. ‘Gently, almost secretly, spring is approaching!’ – beautiful thought to go with these lovely soft images!

    April 19, 2013 at 23:41

  72. What a gorgeous panorama of skies!

    April 20, 2013 at 05:27

  73. Amit Agarwal

    Very unusual hues and shades:) I loved the first capture very much!
    (not that the second one is any less though:))

    April 20, 2013 at 08:11

  74. Liz

    Beautiful capture. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

    April 20, 2013 at 10:01

  75. Wow! More than the pictures… the way u narrate the beauty fascinated. Lovely:)

    April 20, 2013 at 12:31

  76. Swenglishexpat

    Seasons are fascinating, the sometimes unpredictable changes and of course the beauty of it all which you capture so well.

    April 20, 2013 at 14:56

  77. JM

    Beautiful but it still looks so wintery to me!:-)

    April 20, 2013 at 15:53

  78. Serene…

    April 20, 2013 at 17:58

  79. You know how I like your photos of snow and that northern light.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    April 20, 2013 at 21:55

  80. oh your amazing lavender skies… beautiful! Our daughter just skyped from Paris:-)

    April 20, 2013 at 23:22

  81. Our April downunder seemed to be stuck in summer – until today, when the skies opened and the rain bucketed down! The change of season is also giving us killer skies – although we’re changing in the opposite direction to you!

    April 21, 2013 at 07:36

  82. Wonderful light, skies and tones, stunning series and photos

    April 21, 2013 at 07:56

  83. Wonderful and pretty sight of your Spring sky!

    April 21, 2013 at 18:34

  84. wonderful pics!:)

    April 21, 2013 at 19:20

  85. Wow! Really impressive skies! Love the warm sky against the wintery landscape. Thanks for stopping by at my skies.

    April 22, 2013 at 02:41

  86. Grwoing up in Minnesota I remember how it seemed that spring was painfully slow to come, but it did, every year. I do go back often because I miss it, I can’t expalin that to anyone.

    April 22, 2013 at 05:15

  87. Beautiful cloudscapes! I especially like the pink tones in the first photo!
    Spring will hopefully be here soon.

    April 22, 2013 at 23:03

  88. It definitely seems like spring is being secret in your neck of the woods! I see no signs in this photo!

    April 23, 2013 at 02:35

  89. Beautiful pictures… perfect wide angle:-)

    April 30, 2013 at 05:57

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