Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Officially Spring ...

... although it has seemed like spring, even summer, more days than not since Christmas.

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29 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

It IS spring and how beautiful everything is looking your way Dianne.. This warm weather sitting on the deck had blown away the dark clouds in my life...Thank you for linking up to Nature Notes..Michelle

Ron said...

STUNNING photos, Dianne!

They're ALL so beautiful!

Especially enjoyed the 7th and 9th one down.

Way to GO, dear lady!

I was so thinking of YOU yesterday, while schvitzing my ass off in 80 degree weather. OY! I can't wait to see how HOT it's going to be this summer!

X to you and the gang!

Libby Rodriguez said...

Hi Diane! Great photos! Very springy and well-photographed as well. :)

Akelamalu said...

Beautiful! It's a lovely day here too today. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Everybody is writing about SPRING...Including Me! Lovely Lovely Pictures, my dear....
It seems SPRING HAS SPRUNG all over the world...!

I'm With Stupid said...

It's been Spring here since the middle of January. And BOY, do my allergies know it.

Jay

Sylvia K said...

How beautiful it is in your world, Dianne!! We actually have some sun and blue skies and pretty comfortable temps -- may not last long, but I'll enjoy it while it's here! Wishing you and Hope a great day -- and, of course, don't forget to give her a hug for me!

Sylvia

Mike said...

Spring sprung a leak and is gone here already.

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful photos. I think we skipped right into summer with temperatures above +20 Celsius. It is glorious.

Hilary said...

Sigh! Just beautiful. It's been a great season so far.

LL Cool Joe said...

Spring is here in the UK too! Love the retro look yo've given some of your photos. :)

jewaicious said...

Lovely and sweet captures of tones and contrasts.

Sleepypete said...

Nearly spring here too ... The county cricket season starts on 5th April !

eileeninmd said...

Looks beautiful there with all the pretty blossoms. Gorgeous photos.

Ivanhoe said...

I know I know! We have had such a mild winter and what an early spring! Loving it :)

Fireblossom said...

it was 86 here in Michigan today. In MARCH. I'm freaking out a little.

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photos, Dianne. I did a bit of driving, and a bit of walking, today. We had a blizzard on Monday, with thawing yesterday and today. Slippery and slushy with rivulets running in between piles of slush. But I had a nice time having tea with a friend, and was glad I'd gone out. Not as warm as ten days ago, but sunny.
K

HermanTurnip said...

I am so looking forward to Spring. The recent lousy weather in California is making me long for the sun and long trail runs in the afternoon!

Linda Reeder said...

I love it when the flowering trees begin their show. I heard on the news tonight that allergy sufferers are having a very difficult spring this year what with the early warm weather.

Cherie said...

Sure looks pretty! We're in the cold part of the S curve of the jet stream, so the weather's crazy here too but in a different way. :)

Pat said...

Beautiful captures of blooming flowers and trees. Everything seems to be happening so fast this year.

Granny Annie said...

I keep checking our little pecan trees that withered in last year's drought in hopes of seeing some sprig of green.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love this stage, when you look away and each bud has grown when you look back!
I'm back up on the Internet...

Greetings from Cottage Country!

Nature Rambles said...

Oh, so beautiful! What a joy it must be to see such sights! Happy Spring!

Au and Target said...

I do miss spring flowers like hyacinths and freesias. Orchids are pretty but they have no scent. You're making me sick for spring, but not for the cold!

Linda said...

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz
I've found out where my allergies is!

I think that this is the first spring that I've ever had allergy problems, I usually reserve that for fall but boy howdy, all of this early blooming has put my sinuses right over the edge this year. Not that I don't love seeing the world come back to life, mind you, but oy - I shoulda bought stock in Claritin!

Lovely photos as always, Dianne, you may have inspired me to take a walk with the Nikon later on today myself!

CrystalChick said...

Nice photos!
Wishing you and yours a HAPPY Spring!

Reb said...

Just beautiful Dianne. We are getting snow today and yesterday and maybe tomorrow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Thank you for the beautiful taste of Spring! Great pictures.