Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Memories of spring

First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus —
Crocus.                            (Lilja Rogers)

For the first time in 4 years, we weren't greeted by a blizzard upon our return from down south. And those who stayed and braved the winter tell us that there have already been enough April showers to bring out the May flowers. soon.

Those of us who have grown up in cold(er) climes fondly recall those first days of spring when we could finally shed our coats and bask in the warm rays of sunshine. Today was one of those days as I cleaned winter's detritus from the pond.

I trust that no matter where you live (at least in the northern hemisphere), you'll also revel in the newness that spring brings to God's good creation, and to our spirits.





27 comments:

Askartelin itte said...

Kauniita kevään kukkia. Krookus ja paju kukkii olenko oikeassa:)

ju-north said...

Beautiful thoughts! We are still living with biting winds and cool temps! We live in hope!

magda said...

Good morning my friend Rick!
Very nice photos! I hope to be good and all your family!
Many greetings

Buttons said...

Oh Rick I am sure it is a shock it is very strange weather indeed. I plan on shedding my coat someday soon well I plan it I hope Mother Nature heard me:) Beautiful photos. B

Lisa Gordon said...

Welcome back north, Rick!
Spring really has been having a difficult time arriving this year. Not so much rain here, but still so cold.

These photographs are wonderful. I especially love the tones in the crocus image.

Wishing you a fantastic day!

Pamela Gordon said...

Welcome back! We got our flower beds cleaned out the last 2 evenings and there is lots of new growth already. It looks like it will be sunny and warmer for the weekend so I think we can say spring has arrived. I even heard the spring peepers very weakly peeping in the pond last night. We are so blessed to have all this beauty and renewal in spring. Your photos are beautiful. Enjoy the day! Pamela

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Fábio Martins said...

The small details make you happy

S. Etole said...

Still waiting for the snow to melt here. Enjoying the lovely light in your photos.

Lúcia said...

It is my favourite season, I hope you enjoy it and take many pictures of the magic season! ;-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Spring is a time of renewal.I am still looking forward to the signs of spring showing up soon.

Michelle said...

I really like the photo editing you have accomplished here. Enjoy the signs of spring.

Stephanie said...

Really great shots! Love the macros of these ones.

Nancy Claeys said...

Lovely captures of your spring, Rick -- nice edits. :)

MARTY said...

elles sont beautiful les images que tu as faites ! chez moi, tout d'un coup les fleurs ont explosé et tout est vert déjà ! il fait chaud aujourd'hui (27°) mais demain rain again ! but that's good for the nature !!
have nice days Rick
bisous aux couleurs du printemps

Bob Bushell said...

The seeds of time, great images Rick.

Riet said...

Prachtige foto's Rick. Gaat alles goed met je?
Groeten, Riet

darlin said...

Rick once again welcome home and thank you for bringing some nice weather with you! It's looking like we might have a beautiful weekend on this end as well!

I see spring has fully arrived at your place, there's new life arriving and it's wonderful to see. Now to go and dig out the rake and see what's under this snow mold! lol

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend. (Did you get to work on those cookies yet?)

Irmãos de luz said...

nice blog.
: )

teca said...

Loved!!! Super delicate...
Have a nice Sunday, honey.
Lots of sweet beijos and cheers.

fus said...

Me ha gustado tu texto y tus fotos. Enhorabuena.....y que viva la primavera.

un abrazo

fus

Rosemary said...

Warmer temperatures have finally arrived, let the gardening begin! Love your photos, they highlight the arrival of spring.

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

I liked the soft colors that you photographed.
good week.
kiss

Here I Am/Carrie said...

The blizzard is blowing hard here. But your beautiful photos have warmed my soul. Welcome back to the north. I have only been home a couple of weeks. Trying to get back into the computer world again.

LisaS said...

Great photos! Interesting effects especially like Thor crocouses.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, so soft and dreamy!

love the vintage feel to them.

great photos excellently processed!!

Helma said...

Heel leuk gedaan met de titel en dan de foto's in sepia. Je moet er maar opkomen :-)

Groetjes, Helma