Friday, February 15, 2013
Focus on Life 7/52 - First Blooms of Spring
After a week of cloudy weather, the sun burst through the overcast and it truly felt like spring. Especially when I spied these flowers hiding under a winter bare tree on my walk home. I've always loved snowdrops, and this one was so open it reminded me of a starburst.
And walking up my front steps, I found these:
I can imagine them opening to the sun's warmth, then slowly furling again as the day crept into shadows and on toward evening, which is how I found them. I can't wait to see them fully open tomorrow!
Thank you Sally, for your photo essay prompt for this week: Beauty of Flowers. It reminded me to look around me as I walked through the neighborhood this week, and to track all of the wonderful signs of spring.
And thank you for stopping by for a visit. To see more responses to this week's prompt, don’t forget to visit Sally's blog for the list of all the wonderful people participating in this week's “Focus On Life” 52 Photos.
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I love the first signs of spring, knowing the cold won't last forever! I'm still waiting for it here.ReplyDelete
Oh, Karen these photos are beautiful signs of Spring!ReplyDelete
Not sure when my croci will break through the snow and start blooming... can't wait! Lovely flowers... not looking forward to trading my sand for snow, when we go home Monday!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, I can't wait to see some flowers peeking out in my yard.ReplyDelete
oh, spring is almost here! Yay! Beautiful blooms, Karen. - Michelle #17ReplyDelete
ugh, jealous! but they are lovely, thank you for sharing :)ReplyDelete
From the looks of your wonderful photos, I would say Phil was right and sping is just around the corner!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your glimpse into Spring ... I am looking forward to our snow melting and seeing beautiful blooms just like yours soon!ReplyDelete
snowdrops and crocuses are just so special, aren't they??ReplyDelete
Lovely hopeful Spring Flowers. You certainly get Spring early!! I imagine you have beautiful flowers from now on with all that moisture and good growing weather.ReplyDelete
So glad you were able to find these harbingers of spring right in your yard. Can't wait for signs of spring out my way!ReplyDelete
You lucky girl! Already have both snowdrops and crocus! I AM jealousReplyDelete
The first signs of spring flowers no such luck here yet. Nice photos.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are so beautiful! And yes, spring is almost here. :)ReplyDelete
It's good to see others experience spring. It will be a while before spring comes here.ReplyDelete
Crocus? They are just lovely and definitely a sign of Spring!ReplyDelete
(no. 45 this week)
Pretty at it's best!! Love these!ReplyDelete
I love Spring bulbs. They seem to appear like magic each year and give us the first signs of Spring.ReplyDelete
Oooh, aaaah, snowdrops! Spring is on its way to you. Lovely.ReplyDelete
I'm so jealous. Our Spring is so far off yet and I can't plant anything as it's just fodder for the goats. Your crocus are gorgeousReplyDelete
Oh gosh I miss Seattle! Beautiful photos, Karen....ReplyDelete
Oh, how fun to find these signs of spring! Like little treasures. And so pretty.ReplyDelete
Your pretty spring flowers make me long to head to our home on Vancouver Island where I'm sure it is spring as well. My favorite time of year!ReplyDelete