It’s still clearly winter when you give the woods a superficial glance. But little hints of green are popping up, especially if you go looking for them. I think a lot of it is last year’s growth well-preserved (though some of it looks to be new, and we’ve had some incredibly warm days). That said, we’ve had little snow and enough has melted now to uncover some of the green. That’s still pretty springy.
Edit: A side note and question for fellow readers and bloggers. First a statement: I’m going nuts. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on with the quality of my pictures as they appear in the blog. Not the artistic quality; that’s, you know, unfixable for good or bad. In the last week, I noticed that depending on how I upload them, the pictures in my posts seem to have a lower resolution and duller colors than their originals. I’m wondering if anyone else has had similar issues, and how you’ve dealt with them.
I’ve tried resizing them to the maximum width allowed by my theme, so that WordPress won’t resize them for me, but they still looked bad. (Frustratingly, they only seemed to turn out ok if uploaded at the original 4,000 pixels wide.) So I made some posts with pictures hosted at Photobucket and Flickr instead, and I thought those looked better. Then with the pictures in this post, the landscapes in particular, I became disappointed again; I thought my originals looked better.
Then I opened up the blog in another browser (Internet Explorer), and they looked just fine. As they did in Chrome and Opera. They all look better than they do in Firefox, which is what I normally use. Am I crazy?