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INSPIRATION: Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock

Our lives are full of countdowns. We count the seconds for the big ball to drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve. We make note of the number of days until our birthday. Some of us even make sure other people know how exactly how many are left until that day.

We will mark off the days on our calendars for our long-awaited vacations. We also know if we have two or three minutes left on the second swat of the snooze alarm in the morning.

I am counting how much time is left until the first day of Spring. It is 4,628 minutes from the moment I post this.

In the northern hemisphere, Spring officially starts on March 20th at 1:14am EDT.

  1. March 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful flower! Nice photo!

    • March 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Cornel, the tree is covered in blossoms. It’s gorgeous!

  2. March 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Love the photo, David! Such lovely color and the clarity and details are amazing.

    • March 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks Gracie, some of the trees are blooming before the forsythia this year!

  3. March 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Hello, the first day of Spring is on my countdown list too. I love your photos.

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Mybeautiful…it won’t be long now…yippee !!!!

      • March 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm

        Today I’ve posted about one of our garden sculptures which you might like…..

  4. Jo Woolf
    March 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    A beautiful photo – such a deep lovely colour. We’re all waiting for spring too. In many ways it feels like it has already arrived, but then the cold wind hits you and changes your mind!

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks Jo, we have spring like days and late fall nights. When walking the dogs in the morning it about 35 degrees and then warms up to 70!

  5. March 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Beautiful photo! Great eye 🙂

    Lesley Carter (Bucket List Publications Editor)

    • March 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Lesley, the tree is magnificent…wish it was on my lawn. P.S. Love reading your adventures!!!

  6. March 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I’m counting down too. Still a while to go to see blossoms like this, but the buds are swelling at last!

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      The buds will be opening before you know it! The maples are really opening up but the other varieties of trees are a bit slower. I saw leaves on wild rose bushes today!

  7. March 16, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Wow David. Beautiful photo and the detail, sharpness is fantastic!!

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks MD, the tree is gorgeous…it’s the only one blooming like this at the museum in town. The others are a couple of days behind…can’t wait for the show!

  8. March 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I see you are just casually counting down…no biggie, huh? hehehe Great shot as always.

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Yeah, just kinda keeping track of things…LOL. Have to admit that this one came out really well…the others had weird background stuff that I didn’t see while composing. OOPS

  9. March 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    An awesome, gorgeous, flower image, David. Outstanding!!

    • March 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks Bob, the tree that this brach is on has the ultimate perfect shape. I wish it was in my front yard…but alas I have to visit it at the local museum in town.

  10. March 16, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Lovely photo! I am anxiously awaiting Spring, but it’s supposed to snow here on the day of its arrival.

    • March 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Thank you Fergie, Snow?? Oh my gosh! Well, we have had storms in March here also but I think it’s a tad warm. It hit 73 yesterday!!

  11. March 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    WOW! This was interesting for me… I loved what you explained to us. Should be same for here too…I miss spring so much… Can you believe this yesterday late afternoon it snowed here inland of the city but not stayed… Your spring flowers are so beautiful… Thank you dear David, I wisht you to have a nice and enjoyable weekend, and happy St.Patrick’s Day too, with my love, nia

    • March 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Thank you Nia, you got more snow? WOW it was 73 degrees here yesterday and just last week we had to wear gloves outside!

  12. March 17, 2012 at 10:33 am

    How lovely. I like the plain green background.

    • March 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Thanks Meanderer, I got lucky with this composition…I was able to use some of the lawn that was under the tree as a background. I saw some Magnolias starting to blossom this morning!

  13. March 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Beautiful image David! Normally we would have a snow storm this weekend but I think we are safe. 70 and sunny just a perfect day!

    • March 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Thanks Vickie, I visited this cherry tree yesterday and it is still going strong. Gorgeous!!! It was 70 here also!!!

  14. March 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Can’t wait for spring!! Gorgeous shot! 🙂

    • March 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

      It won’t be long now…about 16 hours of so!!! I think I may have to look for a spot in the front yard for a cherry tree like this!

  15. March 21, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Happy spring! 😀 Gorgeous picture!

    • March 22, 2012 at 8:36 am

      Happy Spring to you and Charlie!! I want a cherry tree like this !

  16. Nandini
    March 23, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Beautiful flowers smiling in pink. Loved these, David. 🙂

    • March 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Nandini, it’s a beautiful tree and it is still blooming!

  1. March 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

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