INSPIRATION: Spring Is Coming

Where I live, we are starting to see more and more hints the spring season is right around the corner. Song birds are becoming more prevalent, mass migrations of geese are flying overhead towards their breeding grounds, letting us know the way…north north, north. The maple trees are starting to show their buds, and some are being tapped for syrup. I have even seen some folks wearing shorts since the temperatures are rising during the day into the low 50’s.

Snowdrops and crocuses are peeking out of the soil and are blooming. Daffodils are getting taller and should be ready to open in a week or two, and then the tulips will follow. It’s nice to see a little bit of color to break up the browns and grays of winter. Soon, the landscape will be freshened with new growth.

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  1. thesweetkitten
    March 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Gorgeous picture! Here in Belgium, winter had suddenly come back this morning with some snow, but it seems like it’s melting again!

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you,,,winter never really made an appearance here this year…just light snow that would melt in a few hours. This was quite different from last year…54 inches in one week!

  2. March 5, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Beautiful photo! And we had snow showers this weekend. C’mon spring!!!!

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks T…the snow never made it here but it was cold and windy though! Spring is coming!!

  3. March 5, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Beautiful, David. πŸ™‚

  4. March 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I am impatient for spring colours… Thank you dear David, this was so beautiful. Have a nice day, and have a nice spring days too. With my love, nia

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Spring will be here before we know it!

  5. March 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

    snow drops! My favorite πŸ™‚

  6. anaslense
    March 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I love snow drops! Your picture is beautiful!

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      Thanks Ana, these were nestled under some dry grasses.

  7. March 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Ah Spring the best time of the year!

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Ah yes, cool temperatures, new growth, flowers and leaves…it is a good time of year!

      • March 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        And new energy-batteries recharged and something new about to enfold-great for photographers!

  8. March 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Bless you! I needed this sign of renewal -it is a dull grey dday with snow and my world is stressful right now, so this photo gave me a big lift..

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I’m glad I was able to perk things up for you Jane!

  9. March 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Lovely pic of snowdrops – their petals look slightly different from ours, more rounded. And shorts? I thought going out with no coat was daring! πŸ™‚

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      I love these little guys…they are so fragile yet they stand up to the weather. Too early for shorts and no coat in my book, although I have seen a few folks wearing that combination.

  10. March 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Beautiful snowdrops! It’s great to hear that Spring is Springing for you πŸ™‚

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Yes it was a pretty little bunch that was peeking out from behind some dried grass. I think in a few days we shall see more things blooming…I will have to go to lower elevations…not that we are that high up…we are always three -four weeks behind everyone else.

  11. March 5, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    What a sharp and clear photo! Those wee flowers are so gorgeous, and I love how you’ve captured them!

    • March 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Anne, I love snowdrops! My Mom used to plant them and crocuses through out the yard so we would have flowers before anyone else!

  12. March 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Snowdrops always seem such a surprise and give me a joyous little lift. Your photo did that for me today. Thanks, David!

    • March 6, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Glad the photo helped bring a surprise for you! It is a joy to see them peeking out at winters end to welcome the next season!

  13. March 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Great photo – so clear! I like the little green heart shape inside the petals on the left. This is a nice teaser for spring.

    • March 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

      Thanks Fergie, they are a welcome sight for the warmer weather ahead!

  14. March 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Nice photo! I love snowdrops but here we still have a lot of snow…

    • March 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Thanks Cornel, snowdrops are native to Europe…you should be seeing them shortly. You folks sure have gotten a lot of snow this year!

  15. March 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I love this photo! That’s a flower we don’t have here, but I wish we did!

    • March 6, 2012 at 8:35 am

      Thanks Montucky, I guess they haven’t been introduced in the western part of the country…I didn’t know they are native to Europe…but they are a welcome sight! You guys have wild Columbines…wish we had them here!

  16. Nandini
    March 6, 2012 at 4:39 am

    They look like street lamps. So pretty. Loved this photo. πŸ™‚

    • March 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Thanks Nandini, little beacons shining the way for spring!

  17. March 6, 2012 at 5:18 am

    What a beautiful picture of snowdrops! Daffodils are all tall here in London as well, it’s so pretty to see little flowers peeking out πŸ™‚ It just got a bit colder again recently.

    • March 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Kristina, snowdrops and a few crocuses are all we are seeing so far. The Daffodils are only about 4 inches tall so far…maybe in a few days we will see them too!

  18. March 6, 2012 at 9:59 am

    What a beauty! So jealous to know you’ve seen some beautiful blooms, David. We’ve had a couple of weeks of Spring-like weather…but it seems Winter is back…hopefully not for long. I could hardly wait for Spring to arrive.

    • March 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Gracie, as of right now the blooms are few and far between…it got cold here again also but it is supposed to warm up again later this week.

  19. March 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I’m glad you’re slowly catching up to Texas. I’ll look forward to seeing some of your native wildflowers.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

  20. March 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Well we’re getting there but far far behind you folks. The native wildflowers are on my ever expanding list to photograph this year!

  21. March 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Nice image! Today we hit the upper 60s so I’m anticipating our flowers to soon be in bloom. I have to admit I’m kind of tired of the browns. Give me some yellow and red to get me inspired again!!

  22. March 9, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful πŸ™‚

    • March 11, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Thanks you Stressfree…it’s warming up out there!

  23. March 13, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Your photo is so ENCOURAGING!

    • March 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

      Thanks John, it has warmed up dramatically this week. Early spring maybe?? Hope we are not going from winter straight to summer!

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