Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The ice is melting

The old arms of the Danube in Vienna are still covered with ice.

A mallard enjoyed the warm sunlight glittering on the ice.

Our dog D'Ora gave the cold water a first try.

The ice was still thick enough to carry nosy dogs,

lively ice-skaters and curious families.

Where the ice was gone,
mandarine ducks were courting their females.

Could this be Spring?

7 comments:

Donna said...

It shouldn't bee too far away now! I would be a bit worried about going out in the middle of that ice, LOL!

Arija said...

Spring surely seems on the way on your side of the world while we have both feet firmly planted in autumn. Our temps. have plummeted and I had to wear three layers and gloves for y walk tonight.

Wishing you snowdrops nd all the other wonders og spring . . . Arija

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Beautiful pictures with a promise of spring flowers soon to come!

jeannette said...

Great pics of the ice -we don't see this here on the water! Thanks for sharing:)

Lady Di Tn said...

It still looks rather crisp outdoors there, we are having a taste of spring but will have a few cold snaps before it officially arrives. Peace

Lara @ Uproad said...

spring is definitely here! although we still have some snow in a shadowy corner of our garden...

Pietro said...

Very beautiful sequence of pictures, great atmosphere indeed!