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A break from cancer ... signs of Spring photos anyone?

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Grab a camera or your cell phone, take a walk outside, look for signs of Spring, and post photos here. Smile

I'll start with this one ... there is not much here yet in the north... but, there is promise.

Best to all -- Cynthia

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.

Annalexandria kindly provided these instructions in a previous post to help those who may not know how to upload a photograph into their post:

You click on "insert image" (the little blue/green icon in the tool bar below "comment")

Insert/edit Image box pops up, click on the little box at the end of the Image URL box (says "browse" when you hover over it with cursor)

File Browser box pops up, click on "upload" in upper left hand corner

New box opens, click on "choose file"

This takes you to the area where you can access photos on your computer (in my case, my photos are on Iphoto, for example), select photo there to add.  (You have to click on "insert" two more times to get the photo into the comment box).

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should have done it last week when we had wonderful sunny weather!  Now we're back to our more typical rain and wind, with occasional sun breaks.  So instead of a personal shot, here's a pic of the cherry blossoms on the campus at the University of WA...we planned to walk over to see them but they are all probably on the ground by now.

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This post will take off but I am desperate to take a cancer break and see some lovely images ;) -- C

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our tulip fields that are now in bloom.  People come from all over to see them.

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Annalexandria... you must post more!

wow!  I love your pics!

 

I have a couple in mind and plan to snap some pics this week to share!

 

great idea

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I didn't take these!  I wish I had the skill to get shots that good. My pictures all involve headless people and weird colors.  These I pulled from the internet, but they are from my neck of the woods, at least.

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Spring has not found us in Chicago yet, but we are getting closer! My daffodils are almost ready to bloom! Can't wait to plant my flowers and veggies....Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pictures.....I am so ready for spring! ~Ann.     

Just found some blooming daffodils!!!!!!!

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I was thinking you were some fabulous photographer... as a hobby.

love it.

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WOW!  I've never seen tulip fields and I'd drive to see those for sure!!!!

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Oh my gosh....gorgeous flowers!

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Gorgeous trees!  I'd love to sit under here and read a book.

 

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Devotion10

 

I love this pic.

this really shows the strength of these little flowers... growing amoung the dead leaves and heavy stones.

resembles new life, growing after a hard winter.

Like growing our hair back, after a long chemo battle... new life, new opportunities and sunshine ahead!!!

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Daffodils

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Precious little yellow flowers......Happy spring!!   ~Ann

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Hot off the press! I took this today. It was about 75 out!

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sorry guys just no flowers here yet.  This is me with daughter and SIL on spring hike....still lots of snow as you can see but any little bit of sun is a blessing. We had just hiked several kilometers through heavy snow.....yikes it was such hard work....this old girl was pooped...mags

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I couldn't walk that far in perfect conditions, let alone in snow.  You go, girl!

AA

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Mags. That's awsome that you can  hike like that.

To me this pic says... It's hard work, but let's take a break to take in some sun... and dream it's hot outside!

love that pic!!!

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You all have that hike over, time for a nap look!  lol

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You guys have had some wild weather this year...hope you get a beautiful spring to make up for it!

ETA this is to Phil...wish comments would go were you want 'em to.

 

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ceiling

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we still enjoy the outdoors and a good hike.  Here are two photos from a recent hike we completed at Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park near Fort Myers, FL. 

 

We encountered this fellow in the "southbound slow lane" while we were northbound on the trail.  Judging from "the look" guess he thought we were "hiking too fast."

Here we encountered an endangered Gopher Tortoise in the "southbound slow lane" while we were in the norhbound lane.  Judging from the look he gave us, he likely thought we were "hiking too fast."  The picture was taken with a zoom lens to avoid disturbing this fellow as he appeared to be on his way home for dinner. 

 

My wife Jan checking out a flowering bloom.

My wife of 39 years checking out a lovely flowering bloom along the trail. 

It always good to get outside and enjoy nature.  Thanks to all for sharing your nature photos and experiences.  Great shots of some beautiful natural landscapes.

Rick

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Thumbs up

It's taking the Gopher Tortoise a long time to Go-for anything!
Very cool...

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I think I will go out and see what I can find that is springy.  

I'm loving this thread. The beauty of nature cannont be beat (well, the love of family is right up there with it). 

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we really need LIKE buttons for every post here!

great thread... post more photos please. 

it's awesome to see the weather we are each having in our areas, and the quick stories!

 

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the wonderful photos.  It has been such a long and hard winter for our family, and for so many here on the board. Feels good to take a step back and focus on the lovely world about us.  The flowers, the hiking, and how about that tortoise!  My next photo may have to be the ants that start to appear on my white kitchen counter with springtime.  Now, if I can just get one to stand still long enough ... Wink -- Cynthia

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I think we should do something similar to this every week....or every day .....it is so uplifting and fun tto see the posts! Just a thought....~Ann

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so look for it.  I can't promise my posts will always be photos I've taken, but I've have a huge collection of wonderful nature photos because of several classes I took with naturalist or environmental themes that required Power Point presentations.  Also, can't promise it will be every week but it's certainly something we can strive for.  Again, great idea and don't forget to contribute.  Sometimes the best subjects are in your own backyard. 

Fair winds and following seas,

Rick

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Yellow is such a Spring time colour. Here is a daffodill I captured a few years ago when I visited my homeland. 

Beautiful Yellow

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Trubrit.  The color is so vivid it's almost like you can reach out and touch the flower.  And, the yellow is so cheerful.  Thanks for posting.

Fair winds and following seas. 

Rick

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It´s getting warmer here in Iceland but we still see some snow in the mountains.  The ocean is across the street that I live in so this is just outside my home.  Iceland

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Wow, that's beautiful, Matta. Must be nice to be able to enjoy that view every day.

Chelsea

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every morning, Matta.  It is awe inspiring.  I do hope you'll contribute more photos of Iceland's rugged beauty.  I do envy your living "across the street" from the ocean.  The sea is truly my "placee of peace and serenity," but alas life's circumstances preclude my living in closer proximity.  Please do post more photos. 

Thanks,

Rick

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It is my dream to live by the sea. I know it can get foggy (I'm English, I can do fog) and nasty but such beauty. And the sound of wavess, natures relaxer.

A wonderful picture Matta. That would be medicine to my soul indeed. 

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Thanks for sharing.......the ocean is my calming place...~Ann

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I was trying to find information as to why so many spring flowers are yellow ... the best that I could get was that it is a color that certain insects, especially bees, see very clearly and aids pollination.  Butterflies tend to prefer more showy pink and lavendar colors it seems.  I know one thing ... after the lack of sunlight in winter ... the yellow color is joyful.

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Spring baseball....27 years of baseball(so far) with between 1 and 4 boys  playing . Not to mention girls softball! Now 1 son and 2 grandsons playing. This picture is of our junior in HS. This is my sign of spring and I love it!  ~ Ann

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It's all baseball, all the time, around my house right at the moment.

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 ... crabapple and forsythia tree buds ... and these tiny little blue wildflowers getting ready to open.

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butterfly

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to be still? ... Is that one of those clip-on jobbies? Wink -- Cynthia

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There was a butterfly exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in NYC and they had butterflies all over the place. One had landed right between my eyes! It was amazing...

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The mountain is white again after snowing yesterday.  In the pic you can see the Geothermal Foot-bath that we have here in my small town, it´s wonderful to sit there and soak the feet, even when the weather is cold the water is always warm. 

 

snow

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we got sun every day, which is unbelievably lucky!


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I, of course love my homeland, but I get to go to the Oregon coast at least once a year, and I LOVE it so much. My favourite place is Cannon Beach, though its all good.  

I could live on the Oregon coast and be very happy.

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Love the Oregon coast....took a memorable trip years ago and the beauty is still vivid in my mind. 

Looks like you had a good time!  ~ Ann

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