On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
Ok, so I prepped this for Wednesday, and didn’t publish. Sorry about that!
Have a great day everyone, I’m heading to the Apple and LL Bean stores today, should be fun, but not cheap!
Today, pictures from valued commenter debbie.
I may be pushing the “On the Road” because the first picture is only a block from my apartment, but I don’t remember seeing snowdrops blooming in February in the more than 10 years I’ve lived in this neighborhood.
This photo confirms their hardiness in mud and torrential puddling rains. I just hope this hardiness outlasts all the rains we’re getting.
This second photo is maybe a half-mile away. It’s a “forest glen” mislocated in the middle of suburbia. Snowdrops rampage across the landscape here, and because it’s a well-tended yard, the drainage provides no threats to these little guys!
Thank you so much debbie, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.
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“Oh, you should never, ever doubt… what no one can be sure about.”
I love snowdrops! They and the crocuses are the earliest glimpse of spring right when it seems like winter will never end. Thanks debbie, they haven’t started blooming here yet.
And after two months, I finally confirmed that at least one feral cat has been using the heated house in my shed to stay warm, because he was in it when I checked the food bowl yesterday. It ran out into the shed and howled at me, but I told him I was just bringing him food, put it in the bowl and left. Up to then I wasn’t sure what I was feeding, I just hoped it was ferals.
Ohio looks nicer than I imagined it.
If only it looked like that everywhere!
Lovely photos Debbie I don’t think I have ever seen a snowdrop before. I have planted crocus and grape hyacinth and they kind of naturalized. Snow drops probably need all that snow you get up there.
Major Major Major Major
Technically it’s on a road.
@Major Major Major Major:
If that does not work then maybe someone else in another state can set up some kind of an LLC pass-through entity that can launder the photos. Their cover story can be “well the location is far from me!”
That being said, thanks for the flowers. Those kinds of early spring flowers are one of the few features of a real winter that I miss.
@Waratah: Don’t know where you are, but you could possibly try for snowdrops. There are some here, in NW coastal WA. They started blooming in late Jan this year, along with the cyclamen, but they certainly seemed happy enough with the very few (3?) days of actual snow cover they got.
J R in WV
When we left WV for Baja California, the daffodils were starting to bloom. Now its 12 days later, and I’m sure there’s a wash of yellow along the last 200 yards of the driveway and along the steps up to the front door. Can’t wait to see it, to be home again.
I don’t recall seeing Snowdrops before, very pretty in the late winter, early spring!