This Sunday morning, it certainly looks like a beautiful day lies ahead! The Sun is out and bright, it’s warming with an expected high of 89F (31C), and Spring is establishing its grip on the landscape.
Soon, the apple trees will be blossoming again with their promise of delicious results around Autumn, as New England produces a variety of wonderful apples. Apple orchards dot the landscape in our area, often containing well-aged trees that produce year after year; well-maintained apple trees can reach the ripe old age of 100 years unless they are allowed to stagnate.
The rite of Spring is under way, and we welcome its return!
Easter is one of those fun holidays that brings old and young together, as they are looking for eggs around the yard or queuing up for a picture with the Easter Bunny. Families get together, whether to have an elaborate dinner or enjoy the first great Spring weather outside and admire the flowers and enjoy the gentle breezes.
It’s a time to feel ourselves regenerate from Winter or enjoy the early Autumn, if we’re in the Southern Hemisphere. In New England, we start looking for more flowers to show their beauty, such as this…
The 49th episode of our weekly challenge brought out the latest season to come across the vernal equinox. Spring has sprung and the snow is melting in New England, so there’s hope that the first flowers are not too far off. We’re all ready for a bit of green and lots of other colros to blast those winter blues out of here!
Not only did your creativity shift into high gear, but I’m completely blown away by the volume of your responses! It was a lot of fun checking each of your entries out, as well as inspiring! Yes, there were several varieties of Spring in the air (or on the ground in some cases). Thank you all for a great response!
Of course with the new season there might also be the advent of a weed or two…
Playing with the depth of field in this image provided me with a bit of fun in this image!
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts (my apologies for only providing links this time around, as I’m still in catch-up mode at work):
In recognition of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge that proves that it’s Easy Being Green and a nod to the Tuesday Photo Challenge of Spring, I thought that I’d share you two different aspects of this wonderful season…
Under normal circumstances one would expect Spring to bring in green and color after a Winter bereft of those very features; after months of white (and gray) and much more darkness than we really want to have, we experience the rebirth of Nature!
That would be something along these lines…
There should be green, light and an altogether expansive sense of beauty!
Then again, there’s New England weather to deal with over here…
Welcome to Week 49 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge. After a week of great entries in response to the challenge theme of Curve, I’m energized to be back home for the next iteration of our fun challenge!
This week, I think it is time to celebrate Spring, as it has just arrived in the Northern Hemisphere and I think many of us are ready for the warmer days and the colors that arrive with the season. In the Southern Hemisphere, feel free to look back (or forward) to Spring and share your thoughts.
As always, feel free to be creative in your interpretation of the theme, and be sure to put your best effort into creating something evocative in your images. I’m looking forward to seeing your great posts!
A bit of Spring arrival to get you started this week…
This iphoto came from wandering around on a farm, where my wife was training one of our dogs. This little lamb had not been accepted by its mother, so it needed bottle-feeding.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
Can’t wait to see what springs to your minds and cameras! Should be a fun week!
Yes, the time of year has arrived that we start celebrating Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, whereas the beautiful Autumn season descends upon the Southern Hemisphere.
Spring is all about renewal and hope, and looking forward to warmer days! In New England, it doesn’t quite look like warmer days yet, as there’s still a significant snow cover from last week’s storm. So, I’ll give you an image to look forward to…
This beautiful Monarch will be returning to these parts in the next couple of months, as a true harbinger of Summer! Im looking forward to it!
READ THE STORY AND FIND THE SONG - The story and the song have the same title, but are not necessarily about the same theme, however they are linked in some way and as you read the story you will find the song.